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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.

In 2018, Learned Publishing celebrated its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

April issue now online

Volume 33 No 2 April 2020

EDITORIAL: Is filtering censorship? Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Publishing in predatory open access journals: Authors' perspectives Mohammad Salehi, Mohammad Soltani, Hadis Tamleh, Shohreh Teimournezhad, University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 
ORGIGINAL ARTICLE: If PLOS ONE were really 101 different specialized journals: A proposed approach to the evaluation of multidisciplinary megajournals Rafael Repiso, Alicia Moreno-Delgado, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain, Daniel Torres-Salinas, Universidad de Granada, Spain
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: bioRxiv: Trends and analysis of five years of preprints Kent R. Anderson, Caldera Publishing Solution, USA
ORGIGINAL ARTICLE: Who shares health and medical scholarly articles on Facebook?  Ehsan Mohmmadi, University of South Carolina, USA, Nilofar Barahmand, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran and Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, UK
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The limitations of retraction notices and the heroic acts of authors who correct the scholarly record: An analysis of retractions of papers published from 1975 to 2019 Quan‐Hoang Vuong, Phenikaa University, Hanoi, Vietnam
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Does the scholarly communication system satisfy the beliefs and aspirations of new researchers? Summarizing the Harbingers research David Nicholas, Wuhan, University, China, Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Ltd, UK, Abdullah Abrizah, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Blanca Rodríguez‐Bravo, Universidad de León, Spain, Cherifa Boukacem‐Zeghmouri, Université de Lyon, France, Jie Xu, Wuhan, University, China, Marzena Świgoń, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland and Eti Herman, CIBER Research Ltd, UK
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Early career researchers and their authorship and peer review beliefs and practices: An international study  Hamid R. Jamali, Charles Sturt University, Australia, David Nicholas, Wuhan, University, China, Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Ltd, UK, Abdullah Abrizah, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Blanca Rodríguez‐Bravo, Cherifa Boukacem‐Zeghmouri, Université de Lyon, France, Jie Xu, Wuhan, University, China, Tatiana Polezhaeva, Tomsk State University, Russia Eti Herman, CIBER Research Ltd and Marzena Świgon, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Factors affecting journal submission numbers: Impact factor and peer review reputation Thomas E. Gaston, Sarah Ritchie, Emma JonesJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd, UK, Francesca Ounsworth, Oxford Pharma Genesis Ltd, UK and Tessa Senders, University of Michigan, USA
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Researchers' attitudes and perceptions towards data sharing and data reuse in the field of food science and technology Remedios Melero and Carolina Navarro‐Molina, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos‐CSIC, Spain
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Subscribe to Open: A practical approach for converting subscription journals to open access Raym Crow, Chain Bridge Group, USA, Richard Gallagher and Kamran Naim, Annual Reviews, USA
CASE STUDY: The usage of WeChat to promote academic publishing in China: A case study on Chinese Laser Press Xiaofeng Wang, Ying Deng, Xuan Lü, Xinlei Zhang and Lei Yang, Chinese Laser Press, China

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 (January 2016), University Press Redux (October 2016 and September 2018), Discoverability (January 2017), Accessibility (January 2018) and Question Everything: the future of scholarly publishing (January 2019). The Future of Scholarly Publishing (January 2020)

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.

If you work for an ALPSP member organization, please login to access all issues.
For non-members, view archive issues and find out about subscribing to Learned Publishing via the Wiley Online Library.

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
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, UK
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science, USA
Early Career Editor Megan Ainsworth, Liverpool University Press, UK
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
Editorial Board















Rick Anderson, SSP, and Assoc Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah USA
Casey Busher, bepress, USA
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Chris Graf, Wiley, UK
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
Phill Jones, Double L Digital, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA 
Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, USA
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware Library and Press, USA
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Ann Michael, PLOS
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China 
Wayne Sime (ALPSP) Chief Executive ALPSP, UK
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China

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