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Publications 2015, 3(3), 168-173; doi:10.3390/publications3030168

It’s not Just the Author: The Reader and the Editor Are Dead, Too

Department of Urban Studies, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Academic Editor: Andrew Kirby
Received: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 14 August 2015 / Published: 18 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Challenges of Journal Start-up in the Digital Era)
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The world of academic publishing has changed significantly. In this short essay, I attempt to offer a few observations as the editor of an international journal, suggesting that we may need to have a more in-depth theoretical engagement with current publishing practices. This includes the diminishing role of editors, the nature of authorship and the related review process, and the ways in which the publishing industry responds to, and shapes, our academic publishing practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: academic publication; publishing practices; production of knowledge academic publication; publishing practices; production of knowledge
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Modarres, A. It’s not Just the Author: The Reader and the Editor Are Dead, Too. Publications 2015, 3, 168-173.

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