The purpose of the article is to review recent trends as they relate to modern journal publications. With that being said, open access journals have had an impact on the journal publication industry. Subsequently, open access journals have led to a decrease in book publications but an increase of journal publications in America among faculty members. The highly regarded Impact Factor (IF), measuring the average number of citations to recent articles published in journals, will also be discussed. Moreover, studies have suggested that the number of published articles will determine faculty salary increments, which will also be reviewed. In so doing, recommendations will be provided in order to have a better understanding of modern journal publication trends.
Published in International Journal of Social Science Research, v. 2.
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