Comparing the Status of Publishing Scientific Journals in State Universities and Islamic Azad University Units

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Doroud Branch, Doroud, Iran

2 Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

This descriptive-survey study aims to identify the problems of publishing scientific journals in state universities and Islamic Azad Universities. Statistical population includes all academic journals the data of which is registered in www.Magiran.com. Required information were collected using a questionnaire. Results of this research indicate that the problems of publishing scientific journals in both state universities and Islamic Azad Universities are not significantly different and barriers of regular publication of these journals include factors and variables such as arbitration-related issues, shortage of scientific manpower, lack of correspondence between arbitrators' remuneration and their efforts, and other issues affecting the undesirability of status quo of publishing scientific journal.

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