Is the REF preventing academics from getting their work published?

I recently came across an interesting post by Alex Hope on the Impact of Social Sciences blog, that suggest ways in which he is having to rethink his publication strategy in light of the ways in which the REF is impacting on journals. Alex reflects on his recent experience of having a journal paper rejected less than 24 hours after submission to one of the top-ranking journals in his field, with a note that they didn’t intend to review his article at the present time because they had far more than their refereeing process could cope with. In response, Alex considers what he (and others) might learn from his experience.

You can read the full post at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/09/11/hope-onset-ref-academic-publishing-strategy/

 

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