Question all assumptions: Learned Publishing at 30

Pippa Smart
  • Learned Publishing, April 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/leap.1163

An overview of scholarly publishing attitudes as published in Learned Publishing

What is it about?

A discussion of the hot topics and key issues that have been discussed in articles published by "Learned Publishing" during its 30-year history. These include 1 - "Is the journal fit for purpose?", 2 - "who are - and who should be - publishers?", 3 - "Diversity and inclusion?", 4 - "Is fraud and piracy the new norm?", and 5 - "Open and closed".

Why is it important?

It provides a snapshot of changing attitudes and summarises the key issues being debated within the scholarly publishing industry.


Pippa Smart

This was a fascinating exercise - to review articles published by the journal during the last 30 years and to see how attitudes have changed, what has stayed the same, and how authors have perceived changes and strategies in scholarly publishing. I hope it will make readers think about the subjects and incorporate these considered research and opinion perspectives into their own publishing strategies.

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