Ask Ediqo, Lightbulb, Feature Crop

Ask Ediqo: Why should I pay for publishing my paper in a journal?

Publication fees are generally linked to the services you receive. Publication fees have been around for several decades. Originally, in the print world, many journals charged publication fees for full color figures, or for papers that exceeded a certain limit. As an example, you would have had to pay an extra fee if your paper exceeded 8 pages, or contained colored figures. Today, many open access journals rely on publication fees in order to maintain their publishing infrastructure, pay for marketing and distribution of the content, and to cover the wages for the journal’s professional staff that organize peer-review and the editing and production of accepted manuscripts.

Continue Reading

Using Content Discovery as the Starting Point for Your Publishing Strategy – Increasing the Visibility of Your Published Papers

After surveying more than 40,000 researchers, a study released this month has pointed to some interesting insights on the distribution of content and how researchers source information relevant to their research.

At Ediqo, we have taken these insights as the starting point to building effective publishing and distribution strategies: understanding how researchers access scholarly content will help you determine the most effective ways to publish your own papers and maximize the impact of your research.

Here are five points to consider to help you effectively publish and distribute your research, which can all be applied in parallel. For a more comprehensive guide to developing your publishing strategy, see our Authors Resources Center.

Continue Reading

8 Indicators of a Reputable Open Access Journal

In this blog post we elaborate on the question how to identify the best open access journals. With the clear benefits of publishing under an open access model, such as wider dissemination and better visibility, it is no wonder that an increasing number of scholars are seeking to publish their work in such open access journals.

Advocates of the open access movement purpose that open access, harnessing the latest information communications technology, is significantly advancing the communication and dissemination of science and research on a global level. Papers are immediately and widely available, with benefits for researchers in all parts of the world, as well as teachers and students, doctors and medical staff, and society in general.

However, open access publishing can present some pitfalls for authors. With now over 10,000 open access journals representing roughly 15% of papers published worldwide in 2015, selecting the right journal for authors to publish their research in can be a daunting task.

Not only that, some critics have called into question the practices of some open access publishers whose commercial agenda appears to outweigh their true interest in advancing the open access cause and showcasing high quality research (see here, here or here).

To help you navigate the world of open access publishing and identify the right open access journal for you, below are eight indicators of reputable open access journals.

Continue Reading

  • 1
  • 2