Future of scholarly publishing: A perspective

Sandro Serpa, Carlos Miguel Ferreira, Ana Isabel Da Silva Santos, Xiaoqiao Cheng, Alan C.k. Cheung, Longjun Zhou, Maria José Sá, Marta Pellegrini, Fuzhou Wang

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The academic publication takes on an increasingly relevant place to shape, on the one hand, the scholar’s prestige, and on the other, the prestige of the institution to which he or she is attached. In addition, academic publishing is vital for the development of scientific knowledge and the contribution to the community. This paper analyzes several dimensions that may be central to academic publishing in the near future. To this end, in methodological terms, a qualitative approach was favored, namely through the documentary analysis of scientific writings that analyze this topic. The results of this analysis reveal that this is a process in constant and accelerated development, but there will have to be criteria and processes for selecting what is scientifically relevant from what is called “noise” in scientific publishing. Increasing quality will have to be a fundamental element in this process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
JournalScience Insights
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021


  • Academic publication
  • Scholarly publication
  • Scientific publication


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