Challenges for the Academic Editor in the Scientific Publication


  • Sandro Serpa University of The Azores
  • Maria José Sá CIPES-Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Ana Isabel Santos University of The Azores
  • Carlos Miguel Ferreira University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal



The academic editor has been, and still is, the gatekeeper of peer-reviewed scientific publications, by being whom, ultimately, defines whether or not a manuscript can be published. At a time of profound transformation in the context of scientific publication (digital publishing, open access, preprint, open peer review,...) and the expectations, inside and outside academia, towards academic publication, this perspective paper aims to add to the discussion of the (re)formulation of the academic editor’s role, considering that he or she, in this panoply of changes, continues, and will continue to be, the ultimate guardian of the scientific quality of what is published.


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Serpa, S. ., José Sá, M. ., Santos, A. I. ., & Ferreira, C. M. . (2020). Challenges for the Academic Editor in the Scientific Publication. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 9(3), 12.



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