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Conceptualizing Academic Marginalization Based on Level of Accessibility among Reputed Research Journals and Publication Houses

Dr. Arvind Hans

Abstract: The study aimed to explore and conceptualize academic marginalization based on levels of accessibility among reputed research journals and publication houses. It explored and reported the issues related to academic marginalization based on level of accessibility among reputed research journals and publication houses. It was based on an exploratory & descriptive research design. The data was mainly collected from the secondary sources. The data source for the study was Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal list, 2016. Journals were categorized into four quality classes ranking from A*, A, B, C. The journal list was taken from JQL (Journal Quality List), 2016. Findings of the study indicated that the accessibility provided by the journal publisher were mostly not freely accessible and the journal website did not share journal articles without payment process or registration process. Few journals were available which provided free accessibility and downloading of full text research articles were also less in number and for a limited duration. It was observed and reported that there was an element of marginalization based on accessibility among top rated journals & publication houses.

Keywords: Academic marginalization

Country: India, Subject Area: Management

Pages: 1188 - 1190

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Dr. Arvind Hans, "Conceptualizing Academic Marginalization Based on Level of Accessibility among Reputed Research Journals and Publication Houses", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198011, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 1188 - 1190

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