The challenges junior journals face with indexing may be alleviated by establishing networks between them or by gaining the support of professional publishers, say the authors.
Max Steuer, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India; Department of Political Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Rafael Plancarte-Escobar, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Autonomous University of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.
Junior journals occupy an intermediate space between student and senior journals and diversify academic publishing. Junior journals have the potential to help reduce two undesirable trends in academic publishing: predatory publishing and the absence of diversity.
Some of the practices followed by Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science could be increasingly employed by senior journals. To increase the perceived value of involvement in them, junior journals should speak to the needs of academia in general.
The challenges junior journals face with indexing may be alleviated by establishing networks between them or by gaining the support of professional publishers.
Published in: Learned Publishing
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