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04.28.2017  |  SSP News & Releases

The April issue of Learned Publishing is now available!

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.

Lettie Conrad
North American Editor
Learned Publishing

Learned Publishing Volume 30 No 2 April 2017 

All articles are free to all SSP members and to journal subscribers; in addition, editorials, reviews and letters to the Editors, as well as any articles where the author has taken up the ‘ALPSP Author Choice’ OA option, are now free to all. If you would like to receive an email alert or RSS feed every time a new issue goes online, all you have to do is sign up at http://alpsp.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp

SSP members – please log in to the member center on the SSP website to access the full content.

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

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