BEST OF #ACADEMICTWITTER | 2019-08-01

Journals' Acceptance and Submission Rates; and: Misunderstanding Pre-Prints

The Twitter Bird
Tweets from the Journal of Politics and American Sociology Review shed light on editorial workload; and: how peer-reviewers may react if they find your pre-print.

Much of academic discussions occur on Twitter, but only ca. 2% of academics use that platform. So, to prevent you from missing something vital, here's a new blog series that will regularly compile posts from #AcademicTwitter.

Let's start with American Sociological Review disclosing that its acceptance rate in 2018 was just over 6%.

If you think that ASR's acceptance rate is discouraging, look at the number of submissions at Journal of Politics.

The costs of climate change? USD 32 per paper.

Perhaps the papers could be shared freely, e.g. via so-called Green Open Access licenses (if you are unsure about the self-archiving rights regarding your own published papers, just type in the journal title in SHERPA/RoMEO). But don't expect that researchers do that –

One way to make research freely available would be via pre-print repositories such as arXiv; but beware: Anonymous peer-reviewers may not understand the concept of pre-prints.


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