Learned Publishing: Volume 35, No 4, October 2022
The October issue has now been published with content to suit different publishing interests and specialties. Many of the articles are free to read!
• For anyone interested in authors and authorship, there are articles in this issue about the adoption of ORCID within France; various attitudes and abilities to pay APCs; and how authors choose which journals to submit their work.
• Several articles in this issue address ethics and predatory journals. These include articles on perceptions about predation and predatory journals and conferences, and who is publishing repeatedly in these journals; publishing in journals that have been de-listed from Scopus for suspicious behavior; and the Chinese WatchList of journals and how it was developed.
• For those interested in editors and editing, we have articles considering editorial bias and whether medical decision tools can play a role in supporting editorial decision-making.
• For those looking at business strategies, one article is this issue discusses journal substitution by libraries; another looks at the current status of overlay journals; and another considers the implications of the Springer Nature IPOs.
• For those interested in web and book design, we have an article on how Chinese scholars access and use e-books and what this tells us about developing useful functionality.
• Given the current war in Ukraine, you may be interested in reading about the experiences of an editor of a Russian journal, considering the impact of the war on the region, and another from a Ukrainian researcher on the effects to academia and research.
Finally, be sure to check out this issue’s editorial, our last from Pippa Smart, Learned Publishing’s outgoing Editor-in-Chief: ‘ Observations to celebrate ALPSP’s 50th year.‘ Smart interviewed some influential publishers about their opinions on the current publishing landscape (is publishing too resistant to change? are society journals now anachronism?), whether we are in a good place (is there too much consolidation?), and where the future lies (crystal ball time!).
Please enjoy our fall issue and be sure to share it with your colleagues!
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 or RSS alert every time a new issue goes online.
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