TAA Podcast – Millions of Articles, Thousands of Journals: How an Individual Scholarly Author Can Thrive in Today’s Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

The changing scholarly publishing ecosystem provides new opportunities, and some perils, for scholarly authors. Listen to this session by Jeffrey Beall, “Millions of Articles, Thousands of Journals: How an Individual Scholarly Author Can Thrive in Today’s Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem,” recorded at the 2014 TAA Conference in Baltimore, MD, which addresses how authors can better expose, promote, and share their research to reach a larger audience and achieve greater impact.

Focusing on scholarly journals, it will update you on some of the problems associated with predatory publishing, such as research misconduct and the publication of pseudo-science. It will also help authors select publishers that provide greater added value to their work, such as basic copyediting and digital curation.


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Jeffrey BeallBeall is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver. His research and writing has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Nature and Science. His work identifying predatory publishers and predatory standalone journals has helped thousands of authors avoid submitting their work to questionable journals.

Like this podcast? Join TAA or login to listen to more 2014 TAA Conference sessions on the TAA website, including:

  • “Effect of Bankruptcies on Authors”
  • “The Digital Book Report 2014”
  • “The Four Paths to Publishing”
  • “Bingo! It’s a Match! Selecting an Academic Journal for Publication”
  • “How to Raise Funds for Your Book Idea with Crowdfunding”