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LP 2016 coverLearned Publishing is available online to all ALPSP Members - 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.

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.

Last year, Learned Publishing celebrated its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

July 2019 issue now online

Volume 32 No 3 July 2019

EDITORIAL: What did early career researchers ever do for us? Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: How research data is cited in scholarly literature: A case study of HINTS JungWon Yoon, University of South Florida, USA, EunKyung Chung, Ewha Womans University, South Korea,  Jae Yun Lee, Myungji University, South Korea and Jihyun Kim, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Journals removed from DOAJ appearing within SCImago's ranks: A study of excluded journals Li Sun, The State University of New Jersey, USA
RESEARCH ARTICLE: A conceptual peer review model for arXiv and other preprint databases LingFeng Wang and YaQing Zhan, University of Electronic Technology, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: How can a questionable journal be identified: Frameworks and checklists Tove Faber Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Open access journal publishing in the Nordic countries  Bo-Christer Björk, Hanken School of Economics,Finland
RESEARCH ARTICLE: So, are early career researchers the harbingers of change? David Nicholas, David Clark, Anthony Watkinson and Eti Herman CIBER Research Ltd, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Université de Lyon, France, Blanca Rodriguez-Bravo, Universidad de Leon, Spain, Jie Xu, Wuhan University School of Information Management, China, Abdullah Abrizah, University of Malaya, KL, Malaysia,  Marzena Świgoń, Uniwersytet Warminsko‐Mazurski, Poland
RESEARCH ARTICLE: On the skewness of journal self‐citations and publisher self‐citations: Cues for discussion from a case study  Sergio Copiello, University of Venice, Italy
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Linguistic differences between well‐established and predatory journals: a keyword analysis of two journals in political science  Josep Soler and Ying Wang, Stockholm University, Sweden
RESEARCH ARTICLE: ‘The constant rejections hurt’: Skills and personal attributes needed to successfully complete a thesis by publication Margaret K. Merga and Julia E. Morris Edith Cowan University, Australia and Shannon Mason, Nagasaki University, Japan 
REVIEW: Turning FAIR into reality: Review Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing NZ, New Zealand

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). Coming up in the January 2020 issue is The Future of Scholarly Publishing (call for papers here)

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
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
Peter Ashman, The BMJ, UK
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
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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