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Is Publishing in High Impact OA Journals in Translation Studies a Chimera?
Sara Rovira-Esteva, Raúl Coré, Anna Lopo, Montserrat Varona

Last modified: 2019-11-29


The slogan “publish or perish” reflects the great pressure scholars nowadays have to face to succeed in their academic careers. However, the pressure does not only consist of making their research results available to other scholars through academic publishing, but even more so to publish in journals that are considered to be the highest quality according to their relative ranking in “international” impact indexes. Lately, the pressure has increased even more through the open access (OA) mandates, since the target containers should satisfy this double condition. In order to help scholars choose the most suitable journal to succeed in external research assessment exercises, on the one hand, and promote the visibility of OA Translation Studies (TS) journals, on the other, a team made of UAB’s librarians and scholars designed in 2013 an OA platform devoted to TS journals. The platform is trilingual and offers all sorts of information about nearly 300 journals, such as their scope, languages of publication, indexing, copyright and self-archiving policies, author guideless and access to full text when available.

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