Be sure to check out the latest Learned Publishing issue, chock full of insightful, informative, and inspirational writing by our publishing peers!
Editor-in-chief Pippa Smart kicks things off with her latest piece, “Predatory journals and researcher needs,” where she challenges us by asking “why so many authors use journals that we, the western publishing elite, consider harmful to scholarly communication?”
This issue’s must-read research articles include the latest CIBER findings on early-career researchers and analysis into the educational value of articles on Mendeley. Important international perspectives are provided on the openness of Spanish articles, non-English papers in Web of Science, and Pakistani scholarly communication practices.
Opinion pieces in this issue address the trials and tribulations of manuscript submissions and open access. Finally, we conclude with a tribute to Jack Meadows.
North American Editor
Learned Publishing Volume 30 No 2 April 2017
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Editorial: Predatory journals and researcher needs
By Pippa Smart
Does Mendeley provide evidence of the educational value of journal articles?
By Mike Thelwall
The changing role of non-English papers in scholarly communication: Evidence from Web of Science’s three journal citation indexes
By Weishu Liu
Authors from the periphery countries choose open access more often
By Witold Kieńć
Practices of quality and trustworthiness in scholarly communication: A case from Pakistan
By Kanwal Ameen
Openness of Spanish scholarly journals as measured by access and rights
By Remedios Melero, Mikael Laakso and Miguel Navas-Fernández
Early career researchers: Scholarly behaviour and the prospect of change
By David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Jie Xu, Abdullah Abrizah, Marzena Świgoń and Eti Herman
The delights, discomforts, and downright furies of the manuscript submission process
By James Hartley and Guillaume Cabanac
Gold, green, and black open access
By Bo-Christer Björk
Jack Meadows (1934–2016): A tribute to a great information scientist
By Anthony Watkinson