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The rise of the mega-journal

What are mega-journals? First appearing in 2006, a small number of so-called mega-journals are rapidly moving into the mainstream of scholarly communication, and have the potential to fundamentally change the ways in which new research is disseminated. Mega-journals such as PLOS ONE, SAGE Open, and PeerJ, to name but a few, are open access journals […]

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How Good is Your Paper?

In research, especially academic research, we place a lot of emphasis on peer reviews. This is generally a good thing, it’s often useful to have someone review our papers and make suggestions for improvement. We, more often than not, can’t see the flaws in our work. Sometimes we might disagree with reviewers and a case […]

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