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.