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04.28.2021 | SSP News & Releases

April Issue of Learned Publishing is Now Available

Learned Publishing: Volume 34, No 2, April 2021


The April issue of Learned Publishing offers insights and new information for those in all segments of the scholarly publishing industry. We have articles on research and publishing ethics, peer review, strategy and business, open access, technology, language, and marketing. Our editor-in-chief, Pippa Smart, offers this enticing summary:

Interested in the language that authors and others use to inflate selected topics?

• Promoting science with linguistic devices: A large‐scale study of positive and negative words in academic writing

• Problematizing ‘predatory publishing’: A systematic review of factors shaping publishing motives, decisions, and experiences

Interested in research and publishing ethics?

• How often are basic details of the research process mentioned in social science research papers?

• Should authors cite sources suggested by peer reviewers? Six anecdotes for handling potentially coercive reviewer citation suggestions

Journal self-citation trends in 1975–2017 and the effect on journal impact and article citations

Interested in the business of publishing and open access?

• The transition of ARVO journals to open access

• Transformative agreements: Do they pave the way to open access?

• An analysis of revising article processing charges for open access journals between 2018 and 2020

Interested in peer review?

• Purposes of peer review: A qualitative study of stakeholder expectations and perceptions

• Is the quality of reviews reflected in editors’ and authors’ satisfaction with peer review? A cross-sectional study in 12 journals across four research fields

Want to learn more about promotional strategies?

• Should we add social media account details to authors’ affiliations?

• Consumer community cognition, brand loyalty, and behaviour intentions within online publishing communities: An empirical study of Epubit in China

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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