Death of academic journal greatly exaggerated, says ERC president | Times Higher Education (THE)
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"Publishing in highly selective journals will remain important to
scientists in future because academics will always recognise the value added by scholars attached to such publications, the new president of the European Research Council has said. Dismissing predictions that traditional scholarly publishers will not be needed in the near future as preprint and other open access platforms grow in popularity, Maria Leptin said she did not foresee a world without journals. Even in decades to come, researchers “will still be submitting articles for peer review in the same way as they do now”, said Professor Leptin, who took over the European Union’s research funder in November, having been director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), which publishes a select number of journals, since 2010...."