The impact of submission experiences on perceptions of journal quality and editorial support: The viewpoint of chinese authors 1

Zili Zhang, Ziqiong Zhang, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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Abstract

This study examines differences in perceptions of journal quality and editorial support among three categories of Chinese authors: those whose manuscripts were accepted without revision, those whose manuscripts were accepted after revision, and those whose manuscripts were rejected. An analysis of online reviews of journal quality and editorial support in six disciplines revealed the existence of biases caused by authors' submission experiences. The results show that a Chinese author will rate the quality of a journal and its editorial support higher if his or her manuscript was accepted by the journal regardless of whether he or she was required to make revisions. The results also indicate that no major variations exist in perceptions of journal quality and editorial support between authors whose manuscripts were accepted without revision and authors whose manuscripts were accepted after revision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-229
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • accepted
  • author
  • editorial support
  • journal quality
  • perception
  • rejected

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Media Technology

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