Scholarly book reviews have always played a crucial role in informing readers about new publications and helping them find authors diffusing research in their field.
Meet online the Sciendo Sales representatives during the conference “Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future” on 14-18 September 2020.
Communication of research findings is embedded in an academic’s job description. Scientists give presentations, write papers for journals, communicate with funders through reports and the general public through mass media to inform and educate.
Academic journals foster the progress of science by publishing new research findings. However, there are thousands of scientific journals in publication and their quality differs. Therefore institutions, authors, readers and librarians need a reliable guideline to choose the right journals to read, cite and stock in libraries. Authors also need to know which is the most authoritative journal to publish their paper in. Funding bodies also require a trusted measurement in order to shortlist applicants with the most impressive publications for their research grants.
In a previous article ”Academic institutions in the time of Covid-19: Homeworking and productivity” we looked at how Covid-19 has changed the way academic researchers work and collaborate. Several universities are navigating the ‘new normal’, cautiously re-opening buildings under stringent protocols, prioritising scientific laboratories and departments involved in Covid-19 research, re-introducing library collection services and planning teaching activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Sciendo has published books and journals in English and German language only until now, including around 600 journals on behalf of universities and academic institutions, many indexed by Clarivate Analytics, Scopus and PubMed.