Title: Circumventing Inefficient Publishing in Ecology and Evolution
Speaker: Professor Robert Murphy, University of Toronto, Canada
Time (1): March 30, 2016, 9:30am
Venue (1): KIZ main building, conference room 327
Time (2): March 30, 2016, 2:30pm
Venue (2): Southwest biodiversity Research Center, conference room 124
Everyone is welcome!
The submission of research for publication all too frequently often results in rejection. Only 11% of submitted papers from China get accepted in the targeted journal. Revisions and reformatting for submission to an alternative journal can require 2 days or more of time. Rejection frequently occurs due to the lack of ‘fit’ of the manuscript to a journal, and not the quality of research itself. The current inefficiency costs time and money, for both the journals and the authors. A new approach circumvents this inefficiency. Submissions through Axios Review counter the inefficiency by first finding the best-fit journal for publication. Currently, Axios submissions are achieving 85% acceptance to the journal of their choice, and 58% of the papers are accepted without re-review. On average, papers get published in the target journal only 4 months after submission through Axios, not counting time for the authors’ revisions.