If you’re reading this article, we’re assuming you’re in academia, and by extension you know the high value assigned to publishing research. You can probably relate to at least one… Read More →
Category: What is the future for publishing research papers?
Part 1: Who Pays to Publish? Two Models of Publishing
Traditional Publishing Model The financials of scientific authorship differ from those of typical book and magazine publishing. In the latter, authors of book and articles are paid for their work… Read More →
Which model is best for me, traditional or open-access?
Traditional Publication Open-Access Publication Advantages Low cost to authors: publication costs are borne by readers and subscribers. High esteem: high-impact and successful journals are subscribed to by many readers,… Read More →
Part 2. Who Decides to Publish? Two Models of Peer Review
Traditional Model: Peer Review If you’ve published a paper before, you’re familiar with the peer review process, with all its joys and heartbreaks. After an initial screening, journal staff sends… Read More →
New Models: Self-archiving and Post-publication Peer Review
Self-archiving refers to an author depositing their work in an online database for open and unmediated access. The barrier to entry is extremely low: an account with the database-keeping organization… Read More →
Which model is best for my paper?
Traditional Peer Review Post-publication Peer Review Advantages Assured to be reviewed by experts in your field Because criticism of and insight into your paper is done only by verified… Read More →
Part 3: How Can I Take Advantage of New Models?
Here are several of the leading, pioneering journals and services who permit (and encourage) self-archiving and/or post-publication peer review. Depending on your field or subfield, some will be more appropriate… Read More →
Supporting Post-publication Peer Review: Journals with New Peer Review Models
F1000 Research F1000 Research is the flagship journal of Faculty of 1000, a company that provides publishing and research services primarily for life scientists and clinical researchers. It was created… Read More →
Take control of your research’s exposure – Academic social networks
You all know Facebook and Twitter, but did you know there are social networking platforms designed specifically for academics and technical professionals? The three platforms below allow users to share… Read More →
Conclusion: Special considerations for graduate students and new academics
Graduate students: You no doubt receive advice from your advisor on where to publish your research. You’ve perhaps been disappointed when your professor rejected the idea of submitting to your… Read More →