The April 2019 issue of Learned Publishing is now online and blooming with great reading!
Learned Publishing: Volume 32, No 2, April 2019
Following the myth-busting articles in the special January issue, topics in this spring issue span a range from authors and authorship to data citation, annotation technology, and problems with content indexing. We feature fresh reflections on Korean and Chinese publications and check how useful Google Scholar data is for evaluating journals.
The issue opens with an editorial on journal development from our Editor-in-Chief, Pippa Smart, and closes with why the debate over open access is missing the point, form the view from a funder. Other select articles in this issue include:
- Päivi Atjonen discusses peer review in the development of academic articles: Experiences of Finnish authors in the educational sciences
- Yuehong Zhang and colleagues reflect on the international impact of Chinese STM journals and why reliance on the Impact Factor is so dangerous
- David Nicholas and colleagues discuss Sci-Hub and ask if it is the ultimate disruptor?
- Heather Staines discusses examples of how is is being used to encourage open annotation
- Stuart Buck challenges some current open access discussions for being overly concerned with the business model, arguing that quality is more important than openness
And much more – come browse the April issue for more must-have reading from our global publishing peers!
Lettie Y. Conrad
North American Editor
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