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Basil D’Souza 2 Articles
Scientific communication in the 21st century: Tweeting, Facebook Likes, and everything in-between
Basil D’Souza
Sci Ed. 2019;6(1):64-68.   Published online February 20, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.156
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    The Pedagogical Process: Theory and Practice.2019; (3-4): 59.     CrossRef
Authors’ perspectives on academic publishing: initial observations from a large-scale global survey
Basil D’Souza, Sneha Kulkarni, Clarinda Cerejo
Sci Ed. 2018;5(1):39-43.   Published online February 19, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.116
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Authors are at the heart of academic publishing, but their voices are underrepresented in discussions about improving the academic publishing system. To understand the viewpoints of authors on various aspects of academic publishing and the challenges they face, we developed a large-scale survey entitled “Author perspectives on the academic publishing process” and made it available in December 2016. The survey has received 8,795 responses; this paper is based on the interim results drawn from 5,293 survey responses, and presents some interesting and thought-provoking trends that were observed in the authors’ responses, such as their interpretation of plagiarism and decisive factors in journal selection, as well as their thoughts on what needs to change in the publishing system for it to be more author-friendly. Some of the most important findings of the survey were: (1) the majority of the authors found manuscript preparation to be the most challenging task in the publication process, (2) the impact factor of a journal was reported to be the most important consideration for journal selection, (3) most authors found journal guidelines to be incomplete, (4) major gaps existed in author-journal communication, and (5) although awareness of ethics was high, awareness of good publication practice standards was low. Moreover, more than half of the participants indicated that among areas for improvement in the publishing system, they would like to see changes in the time it takes to publish a paper, the peer review process, and the fairness and objectivity of the publication process. These findings indicate the necessity of making the journal publication process more author-centered and smoothing the way for authors to get published.

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