What is it about?
How many higher education researchers are there in the world? How many academic articles are published by researchers each year? This paper aims to answer these two questions by tracking the number of higher education teachers and the number of publications over the past four decades.
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Why is it important?
The objective of this paper is to gain a better understanding on the rise of ‘higher education researchers’, ‘academic publications’, and ‘peer-reviews.’ Understanding the evolving landscape of academic research can shed light on the rate at which academic publications will grow, and issues in publishing, such as predatory publishing, retractions due to academic dishonesty, fake peer reviews, etc., may arise.
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This page is a summary of: Rise in higher education researchers and academic publications, Emerald Open Research, January 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.35241/emeraldopenres.13437.1.
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