Learned Publishing: Volume 32, No 3, July 2019
The July 2019 issue of Learned Publishing is now available for your summer reading!
Early career researchers – what researcher trends are impacting the publishing industry? The newest issue of Learned Publishing opens with an editorial asking why ECRs have not proved to be the harbingers of change as anticipated, and asks if Plan S (with other sociocultural and technological changes) will be the trigger that changes their habits.
The editorial was inspired by an update on ECR research findings, as well as several other aricles in the July issue – such as, discussion of data citation problems, OA publishing in Nordic countries, frameworks for identifying questionable journals, and linguistic differences observed in high- versus low-quality journals.
Other highlights include:
- How Research Data is Cited in Scholarly Literature? This case study of HINTS reveals how badly data is cited in published articles and exposes the chasm between making data open and properly linking it to published articles – a fascinating read.
- Journals Removed from DOAJ Appearing Within SCImago’s Ranks: This study of journals excluded from citation indexes raises questions about inclusion criteria and should make everyone question the trust we place on the various indexes.
- On the skewness of journal self-citations and publisher self-citations: This analysis investigates the self-citations within a single journal and a publisher and asks the question of what is normal, and what is unethical.
All articles in the July issue are now online and available to all SSP and ALPSP members – be sure to add this must-have reading to your summer reading list!
Lettie Y. Conrad
North American Editor
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 alert or RSS feed every time a new issue goes online.
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