Learned Publishing: Volume 32, No 4, October 2019
The October issue of Learned Publishing takes on a range of controversial matters, including an analysis of rejected articles, reflections on the ongoing disputes with Sci-Hub and ResearchGate, and other hot topics in the scholarly publishing community.
Furthering this engagement with the current debates in our field, other must-read articles include:
- In Maximizing dissemination and engaging readers, Toby Green argues that article promotion and visibility “should be the other 50% of what authors do.”
- Text recycling: Views of North American journal editors from an interview‐based study presents results from an interview‐based study of 21 North American journal editors, from a broad range of academic disciplines, which investigates how editors view the contentious practice of recycling journal articles.
- The harsh world of publishing in emerging regions and implications for editors and publishers tackles the pressures for Vietnamese researchers to publish in high-impact international journals.
- Misrepresentation of institutional affiliations is the focus of an original case study of Chilean authors and implications for universities, publishers, and policymakers.
Befitting an October issue, we also feature an article on medical ghostwriting, as well as a bone-chilling evaluation of the future of academic publishing. The experiences of new entrants to the publishing ecosystem returns to the journal – with a fascinating marketing study on early-career researchers and reflections on how editors and publishers can best support their work. This issue’s Editorial offers ideas for how publishers can support early-career journal editors, written by Megan Ainsworth, one of the newest members of our editorial board!
All articles in the October issue are now online and available to all SSP and ALPSP members – be sure to add it to your fall conference travel or lunch-break 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 or RSS alert every time a new issue goes online.
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