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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic … Continue reading

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Peering at Open Peer Review

Peer review is an essential part of the modern scientific process. Sending manuscripts for others to scrutinize is such a widespread practice in academia that its importance cannot be overstated. Since the late eighteenth century, when the Philosophical Transactions of … Continue reading

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Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication in Journals

This ebook Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication, freely available online, give practical advice on planning, preparing and submitting articles for publication in scholarly journals. The Guide to Publication provides practical, detailed advice on various aspects of planning, preparing, submitting … Continue reading

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On Scholarly Journals

The past few years have seen a massive proliferation of scholarly journals. The number of ‘‘management’’ journals indexed by the Web of Knowledge has tripled in the past dozen years, and new non-standard journals seem to emerge daily, providing readers … Continue reading

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SPARC – Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.  SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly … Continue reading

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Innovative publishing models allow creative research to flourish

Open access is a form of academic publishing made possible by the internet. Peer-reviewed journal articles and books are available online with unrestricted access, allowing researchers to quickly and freely share their research with diverse audiences. Open access is provided … Continue reading

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Self Publishing: Second Class No More?

Not too long ago, traditional publishers held all the cards. If publishing houses rejected a book, its author had two choices: self-publish and bear the stigma, or put the manuscript in a drawer, forfeiting years of hard work, all the … Continue reading

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Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by us

Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world? Whose monopolistic practices make Walmart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch a socialist? You won’t guess the answer in a month of Sundays. While there are plenty of … Continue reading

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