A new initiative has been launched to define best practices for simplifying transfer of submitted manuscripts across publishers and systems.
Do papers reporting null results or confirmational results need to go through the same process as papers reporting significant and novel results? Or do they require only passing a perfunctory editorial review?
Click-through agreements are efficient for publishers and software companies to offer, but is it right for this efficiency to cloud the rights picture? Can’t we create systems that are slightly more subtle and customized?
A study of the flow of manuscript submissions reveals a highly structured and efficient network of scientific journals where peer-review plays a critical role in the improvement and slotting of papers.
While the JofUR may represent a culmination of many trends in publishing, there’s still room for improvement.
The expenses publishers incur rejecting papers and book proposals are about more than filtering.