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The future of academic publishing

Academic publishing is the backbone of science dissemination –– but is the current system fit for purpose? We asked a diverse group of scientists to comment on the future of publishing. They discuss systemic issues, challenges, and opportunities, and share their vision for the future.

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Correspondence to Abubakari Ahmed, Aceil Al-Khatib, Yap Boum II, Humberto Debat, Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Frith Jarrad, Adam Mastroianni, Patrick Mineault, Charlotte R. Pennington or J. Andrew Pruszynski.

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Ahmed, A., Al-Khatib, A., Boum, Y. et al. The future of academic publishing. Nat Hum Behav 7, 1021–1026 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01637-2

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