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04.08.2020 | SSP News & Releases

April Issue of Learned Publishing is Now Available

Learned Publishing: Volume 33, No 2, April 2020


The April issue of Learned Publishing is now online – and features thought-provoking as well as practical articles on key topics of discussion in our community:

Ethics and authorship:
• Our editor-in-chief, Pippa Smart, kicks off the issue asking: Is filtering censorship?
• Read a study of the limitations of retraction notices and the authors who self-retract.
• Also find out who publishes in predatory OA journals, and why.

Researcher experiences:
Authorship and peer-review practices of early career researchers is examined in the latest installment from the Harbingers project, along with a summary of 3-year research endeavor.
Researchers’ attitudes and perceptions towards data sharing and data reuse in the field of food science and technology.

Impact and reputation:
• What would happen to the ranking of PLOS ONE if split into multiple titles, such as 101 specialty journals?
• And what is the relationship between impact factor and peer review?

Who shares health and medical articles on Facebook?
The usage of WeChat to promote academic publishing in China: A case study on Chinese Laser Press

Transformative business models:
• Learn more about the new model “subscribe to open” and how it offers a practical approach to converting to OA.

Pre-print repositories:
• Don’t miss Kent Anderson’s analysis of bioRxiv, exploring where (and if) articles are published after pre-print dissemination.

May these articles offer both practical and inspirational ideas to help guide us through the tumultuous weeks ahead.

With best wishes for your health & safety,

Lettie Y. Conrad
North American Editor
Learned Publishing

NOTE: All articles are free to SSP members and journal subscribers; those editorials, reviews and articles using the ‘ALPSP Author Choice’ OA option, are now free to all. Also, be sure to sign up to receive an email or RSS alert every time a new issue goes online. 

SSP members – please log in to the member center on the SSP website to access the full content.

How to Use Your SSP Membership to Access Learned Publishing

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