State of Authorship Report: Time and Costs Involved in Publishing Research
devote their lives to making and sharing their discoveries. On the
surface, that sounds straightforward - in fact, probably a little too
straightforward. Anyone who works in research knows that there is much
more involved than doing research.
In order for a researcher to
establish credibility in their field, to gain promotion in their
organization, and to obtain more grant funding for their research, they
must successfully publish and disseminate their work. Often, their
career hinges on it.
But how much time and cost are
involved in the publication process? And after making investments to
share research in a journal, what are the factors that contribute to
engaging readers and, subsequently, receiving citations?
have thoroughly evaluated the time, costs, and considerations involved
for researchers publishing and sharing their work, and we have compiled
this data in our free white paper, The State of Authorship - Maximizing Impact with the Time and Money You Spend.
This paper includes a careful analysis of available research on the
topic as well as data from our own survey of authors. You can also find a
one-page overview of the key points below.
We hope that this
information is useful in clarifying the often overlooked and
unanticipated expenses of time and money placed on researchers as they
strive to make discoveries and share those with the world. Additionally,
we believe that the data surrounding the factors that increase a
paper’s citation rate will be helpful for researchers who implement the
Topics covered in the white paper include
involved in publishing a research manuscript (pre-submission, between
submission and acceptance, between acceptance and publication, and in
the “journal loop” of resubmission)
- Costs involved in publishing
a research manuscript (pre-submission costs, submission fees,
publication fees, page charges, color figure charges, article processing
- Factors affecting citation of the published paper
(related to the authors’ research, the journal selected, and the
- Conclusions with actionable ways to limit costs and time spent while boosting subsequent citations
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