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Several authors are now opting for the fast-publication track. Journals also benefit from the rapid publication model. This post lists and shares additional information…
A list of journals and publishers that offer rapid publication [Downloadable checklist: 10 Tips to select a rapid publication journal]
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Science is becoming open and how! Gone are the days when researchers and institutions believed in keeping scientific data  behind strict and complex institutional…
Open Data in Science - Embracing Open Data for Scientific Progress
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Dr. Caroline Sutton is an active expert on open access publishing and Co-Founder of Co-Action Publishing. She is also Director at Infrastructure Services for Open Access…
Open access publishing: acting together with authors, editors, societies, and institutions
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The conventional pre-publication peer review process is time-consuming and may not be favorable to all scientific disciplines. Some journals and publishers offer rapid…
Publish faster, progress faster: The basics of rapid publication
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There is a definitive shift in the publishing industry towards open access. The share of open access journal publishing is steadily increasing through the launch of new…
Open access vs subscription model: What do journals prefer?
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The increasing popularity of open access has made it easy for individuals to set up bogus journals that guarantee publication but charge steep article-processing fees…
Beware of bogus publishers!
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Have you received an e-mail inviting you to submit your paper to a journal that sounds familiar and the list of editorial board members are well-credentialed…
Simple steps authors can follow to protect their research from predatory publishers
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Predatory scholarly conferences pose a new threat to scholarly communications as researchers find themselves inundated with spam emails soliciting their attendance at…
Considering presenting a paper at a scholarly conference? Choose carefully
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In addition to predatory journals and publishers, researchers now need to be wary of predatory conferences as well. But how does one know if a conference is legitimate…
Where is the scholarly community headed with open access publishing and how sustainable is its economic model? Open access advocate and former President of the Open…