The changing world of scientific publication

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In the world of science, one of the most important components is the ability of the scientists to publish their data and get credit for these in their career path, whether in academia, government or industry. There are significant developments that challenge both journals and potential authors. These include traditional time-delayed but reader-paid subscriptions vs. authors paying for real-time publications; plagiarism from other authors or self plagiarism, and the role of plagiarism-detection software like iThenticate; more detection of deliberate or careless scientific fraud through pressure to get more publications for tenure/promotion; the peer review process – is it working well enough; proliferation of new journals, often with genuine sounding titles reflecting long-term publication history but in fact are brand new, with increased marketing for submissions (also for conference abstracts and attendance). Scientific societies have to consider how to compete in this world of a plethora of competing journals, some of which can be called rogue in that they are seeking economic gain over scientific excellence. Researchers have to weigh options of where to publish and what the long-term effect will be on their careers. Are the traditional monthly hard copy journal issues a thing of the past as more real-time electronic papers are becoming the norm? This roundtable will have panelists representing four
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts IAFP 2014
PublisherInternational Association for Food Protection
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIAFP 2014, Indianapolis, USA -
Duration: 3 Aug 20146 Aug 2014


ConferenceIAFP 2014, Indianapolis, USA


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