52: Politics of Academic Publishing

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Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. The common saying in academic circles is, “get published or perish!”

There’s no simple formula for getting published, expectations vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback and rejection? Is there a correct way to structure a paper? Why should I pay to get my article published? What is open access publishing and why must I pay for it?

Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu explores these above questions and more with Oscar Masinyana, the managing editor of Taylor & Francis South Africa. Taylor & Francis publishes around 70 highly regarded academic and professional journals from the region in collaboration with learned societies, institutions and co-publishers.

If you like this, you might be interested in episode 31, Disseminating Research.

Researched, Edited, Produced and Scheduled by

Simbarashe Honde


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