Identifying Legitimate Journals: A Guide for Scholars

Posted Wed, Feb, 04,2015

This is a summary of a paper I recently published in Learned Publishing, the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.  The full article is available to download here.Until recently scholarly publishing had gone largely unchanged by the advent of the Internet.  However it is now being disrupted by open access, which has grown in popularity amongst re...

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Why Libertas Academica Joined OASPA

Posted Fri, Aug, 16,2013

In August Libertas joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).  We are also associated with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Independent Publishers’ Guild, the International Digital Publishing Forum, and UKSG, as well as various other professional bodies. OASPA is a professional body for publishers and associated organizations work...

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What I Tell All Libertas Staff

Posted Tue, Apr, 23,2013

Scientific and medical publishing is a complex business.  The processes we follow are more sophisticated than many other businesses and we have important enduring ethical and legal obligations to authors, readers, and editorial contributors throughout the world. Ensuring that these are met is a key part of my role as CEO.  In pursuit of this goal I take many steps.  Our bespoke edit...

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The Five Things Reviewers Wish Authors Would Do

Posted Mon, Jan, 14,2013

It’s no exaggeration to write that volunteer peer reviewers are the foundation of scholarly communication.  The contributions they make are enormous but the nature of the conventional independent blind peer review process means that these contributions are rarely fully understood.  As a publisher I see this on a daily basis.  After a peer review report is compiled and an edito...

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