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Learned Publishing (0953-1513) is the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing.  Download details about the journal and advertising here.

This year, Learned Publishing celebrates its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

Call for Papers: Learned Publishing - January 2019
'Question Everything - the future of scholarly Publishing' - go here for further information

July 2018 issue 

Volume 31 No 3 July 2018

EDITORIAL:Collection, curation, and quality: The editor's responsibility Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: What influences the regional diversity of reviewers: A study of medical and agricultural/biological sciences journals Thomas Gaston, Wiley-Blackwell, UK and Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Journal coverage of the Emerging Sources Citation Index Marta Somoza‐Fernández, Josep‐Manuel Rodríguez‐Gairín and Cristóbal Urbano, Department of Library and Information Science, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain,
RESEARCH ARTICLE:  Growth and quality of Chinese journals from 1949 to 2014 Yuandi Wang, Yu Chen and Ruifeng Hu, Business School, Sichuan University, China and Meijun Lui, The Division of Information and Technology Studies, The University of Hong KongHong Kong, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Should authors suggest reviewers? A comparative study of the performance of author-suggested and editor-selected reviewers at a biological journal  Yan Liang, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Where Arab social science and humanities scholars choose to publish: Falling in the predatory journals trap Ahmed Maher Khafaga Shehata, Department of Library and Information Science, Minia University, Egypt and Mohammed Fathy Mahmoud Elgllab, Department of Library and Information Science, Minia University, Egypt and Deanship of Libraries, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Sustainable open access for scholarly journals in 6 years – the incubator model at Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals Jeroen Sondervan and Fleur Stigter, Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Keeping it authentic: Reconciling ORCID iDs gathered at submission with the author manuscript Robin Dunford, Dunford Consulting, Wantage, UK and Inera Inc., USA and Bruce Rosenblum, Inera Inc., USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Cabells’ Journal Whitelist and Blacklist: Intelligent data for informed journal evaluations Michael Bisaccio, Communications Manager, Cabells, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: What publishers can take away from the latest early career researcher research David Nicholas, School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China, Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Ltd, UK, Abdullah Abrizah, CIBER Research Ltd, Uk and Department of Library & Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Cherifa Boukacem‐Zeghmouri, Université Claude Bernard, France, Jie Xu, School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China, Blanca Rodríguez‐Bravo, Biblioteconomía y Documentación, University of León, Spain, Marzena Świgoń, Wydział Humanistyczny, Uniwersytet Warminsko‐Mazurski, Poland, and Eti Herman, Information and Library Studies Programme, University of HaifaHaifa, Israel
CASE STUDY: The future of global research: A case study on the use of scenario planning in the publishing industry Samira Rhoods, Market and Competitive Intelligence Manager, BMJ, UK and Anca Babor, Strategy Director, BMJ, UK
CASE STUDY: The effect of publishing a highly cited paper on a journal's impact factor: A case study of the Review of Particle Physics Weishu Liu and Fang Lui, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, China, Chao Zuo, School of Management and E‐Business, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China, and Junwen Zhu, Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, China
OPINION PIECE: Revise the ICMJE Recommendations regarding authorship responsibility! Gert Helgesson, Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics (CHE), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Stefan Eriksson, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics (CRB), Uppsala University, Sweden
OPINION PIECE: The changing copyright landscape in academic publishing Francis Dodds, Editorial Director, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, UK

About Learned Publishing

Read by publishers, librarians, academics and others working in publishing around the world Learned Publishing has a fully international authorship. Articles on all aspects of scholarly communication, from the author perspective to reviewing, technology, marketing and discoverability, new initiatives, readership, data, internationalization, and more, are included.

Promotion and dissemination of academic works has been a core publisher function for the last several hundred years of scholarly communications. As discussed in a recent Learned Publishing white paper, publishers are under more pressure than ever to reach readers beyond the traditional confines of journals and faculty tenure cycles. Read more about what Learned Publishing authors have been saying on the Reach & Impact of Research Articles Beyond the Academy

Occasional special issues are also produced including , Peer Review in January 2016 and University Press Redux in October 2016, Discoverability in January 2017 and Accessability in January 2018. The theme for January 2019 will be: Question Everything: the future of scholarly publishing. Published quarterly in print, Learned Publishing is distributed to all ALPSP members with online access to SSP members. All articles are free to view after 24 months.

From January 2016 Learned Publishing has been published by Wiley in partnership with ALPSP. Accepted articles are available before issue selection via Early View. For article submission information, details on how to subscribe or advertising rates for the print edition, follow the menu options on the top right.

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Editorial Board and Associate Editors

The editorial team and Learned Publishing board are dedicated to making sure the content is relevant, up-to-date and high quality.

Editor-in-Chief: Pippa Smart editor@alpsp.org
North American Editor: Lettie Conrad US-editor@alpsp.org

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Associate Editors

Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press, UK
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science, USA
Statistical Editors Kornelia Junge, Wiley, Germany
Xiaofeng Wang, Chinese Laser Press, China
Reviews Editors Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing New Zealand, NZ
Rachel Kessler, ProQuest, USA
Student Editor Charlotte Mauti, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Editorial Board

Rick Anderson, SSP, and Assoc Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah USA
Peter Ashman, The BMJ, UK
Casey Busher, bepress, USA
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Phill Jones, Emerald Publishing Ltd, UK
Michael Jubb, Jubb Consulting, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA
Melinda Kenneway, Kudos, UK 
Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, USA
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware Library and Press, USA
Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP Chief Executive and Publisher, UK
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, UK
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China

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