You can publish anywhere!!

It’s Willets* who says it; not me!

The instructions to assessment panels are that they must judge on the basis of quality, quality, qualitynot location, location, location. So individual researchers can submit pieces of work that have appeared outside the conventional hierarchy of journals, and I am assured by the people running the REF that they will not be penalised for this.

So where are you going to publish from now on? And why?

just curious…and this would help me with my research. Thanks in advance.

*David Willetts MP gives Third Roberts Science Policy Lecture

2 Comments on You can publish anywhere!!

  1. Can’t really talk about papers because I refused writing any to get the actual phd thesis ready in time… But for that one, my favourite way would be a Creative Commons-licensed book that appears on paper as well as online — be it the university’s server, my personal blog or the website of anybody who feels like republishing it.

  2. In theory, this is very positive. In practice, how individual REF panel members, and each panel, are going to be – consciously or sub-consciously – influenced by where a research output is published will remain to be seen.

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