March 22, 2016, by Graham Kendall

The future of scientific publishing: let’s make sure it’s fair as well as transparent

Scientific publishing has undergone a revolution in recent years – largely due to the internet. And it shows no sign of letting up as a growing number of countries attempt to ensure that research papers are made freely available. Publishers are struggling to adapt their business models to the new challenges. But it is not just the publishers who struggle.

Peer-reviewed publications are extremely important for academics, who use them to communicate their latest research findings. When it comes to making decisions about hiring and promotion, universities often use an academic’s publication record. However, the use of publication consultants and increasingly long lists of authors in certain disciplines are changing the game.

So where will it all end?

… so starts a recently published article in TheConversation that looks at the future of scientific publishing.

Other Conversation articles that we have featured on this blog can be seen here.

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