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Substandard Journal Management: Wastage of Authors’ Motivation

Centre for Earth Resources Research and Management & Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang, Malaysia
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Publications 2018, 6(1), 11;
Received: 20 January 2018 / Revised: 7 March 2018 / Accepted: 8 March 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Scientific Ethics)
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Authors who offer papers for publication to professional journals are under the impression that their work is publication-worthy. The editors as well as reviewers adjudge whether the manuscripts should be taken up for publication. This paper presents certain cases of unreliable journals’ management processes with an aim to show how a journal reviewer or editor could squander authors’ time and negatively impact the motivation of scholars to publish. View Full-Text
Keywords: journal; publication; author; reviewer; editor journal; publication; author; reviewer; editor
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Sorooshian, S.; Parsia, Y. Substandard Journal Management: Wastage of Authors’ Motivation. Publications 2018, 6, 11.

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