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Imagine that you are a young scholar, looking for the best opportunity to publish his/her research results. What to choose? A large monograph which can fill the dean’s shelf? An article in a university journal in which  all colleagues from the institution publish? A paper in a traditionally published journal, which is subscribed to by all the libraries? Repository? Self-publishing? Open Access, but which model? And how to evaluate the best journal? Maybe it’s better to start with a weak one?
Now imagine that you are an experienced professor, and you want (or maybe you must?)  show your ideas to your colleagues. What are you going to do, and do you really feel more acquainted with the publishing market than your younger colleagues?
Open Information Science wants to give you the answer – a topical issue on trends in academic publishing. Our aim is to collect in one place the writings on book publishing and voices against the books; analysis on journal’s situations, and review practices. We aim to present the current state of publishing in STM, social science, and humanities. We want to give easy answers on FAQ regarding todays academic publishing.
All authors who feel the need to present their thoughts on this are welcome to submit their papers to Open Information Science till February the 15th, 2018.


Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyteropen.com). 

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline is 15th February 2018.