Challenges for Authors and Publishers in Scientific Journal

Sima Ajami, Farideh Movahedi


Scientific journals are still the most important media for dissemination of scientific information. Nowadays, on the one side publishers and on the other side researchers are faced with variety of challenges. The scientific journals are concerned with dissemination of correct results, on right time to right people. On the other hand, they undertake to observe ethic and rules of publication. The researchers are  concerned  with  publication of  their results in a valuable journal with high rank. It is important for every scientist to publish articles in the scientific journals in order to get recognition for his/her work, earn his/her academic promotion, attract new funds for new research, and maximize effects on present and future research. The aim of this study was to express challenges of author and publisher in scientific journals. This study was unsystematic-review study. The literature was searched on evaluate the “ challenges of author and publisher in scientific journals “ with the help of library, books, conference proceedings, data bank, and also searches engines available at Google, Google scholar. For our searches, we employed the following keywords and their combinations: challenge, author, publisher, fraud, plagiarism in the searching areas of title, keywords, abstract, and full text. In this study, more than 100 articles and reports were collected and 16 of them were selected based on their relevancy.


How to cite this:Ajami S, Movahedi F. Challenges for Authors and Publishers in Scientific Journal. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(1)Suppl:432-436.   doi:


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