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Author(s): CLAUS-CHRISTIAN CARBON

Journal: Psychology Science Quarterly
ISSN 1866-6140

Volume: 51;
Issue: Supplement 1;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: scientific communication | psychology | information dissemination | online publishing | open access | journals | Austria | Europe | ISI Web of Science | lingua franca | language | gatekeeper | publisher | scientometrics

ABSTRACT
Publishing in Austria faces several barriers: Austria (1) has a small number of scientists compared with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average and only recently benefited from higher research intensities, (2) it has not yet made the full switch to English as lingua franca, (3) it has not yet developed an efficient Open-Access strategy, (4) it has a lower number of journal gatekeepers than expected by publication output, (5) it faces several legal barriers which interfere with scientific publications. The present article describes the publication situation in Austria in detail and develops strategies for successful publishing in the highly competitive scientific community of future Europe.
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