Disseminating knowledge: from potential to reality – new open-access journals collide with convention

Harzing, Anne-Wil and Adler, Nancy (2016) Disseminating knowledge: from potential to reality – new open-access journals collide with convention. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 15 (1). pp. 140-156. ISSN 1537-260X

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Scholars beware! For years, researchers have lamented the long lag times endemic in conventional academic publishing, where even the highest quality papers have often taken more than two years from initial submission to publication. Luckily, advances in digital technologies and the advent of online, open-access (OA) journals are rendering such delays obsolete. Society can now directly benefit from published research within months (and sometimes weeks) of a study being completed.

Unfortunately however, open-access, online technologies are interacting with new revenue-generating business models and historic assessment systems, leading to the rise of predatory open-access (POA) journals that prioritize profit over the integrity of academic scholarship. Such interaction is leading to disruptive distortions that are systematically undermining academia’s ability to disseminate the highest quality scholarship and to benefit from free, timely access.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print October 7, 2014
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation > International and Cross-cultural Management group
Item ID: 14511
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Depositing User: Anne-Wil Harzing
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 00:38
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14511

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