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Research controversy and publication success


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In addition to the large volumes of published research in journals, there are numerous articles that go unpublished. These articles may never get published for a variety of reasons. A researcher may provide a well-developed hypothesis, and a scrutinised method may be used, but results must be accepted by the research community. To merit publication, the research should also provide something that is significant to the field of knowledge. To be accepted and disseminated to the community, the results must be accepted by the existing research paradigm that is held by reviewers. Without support or with contradictory support of the existing paradigm, a researcher lacks evidential support for the theory or model, and consequently lacks a valid reason to submit the research for publication. This article provides illustrations of what takes place in research, with the aim to provide constructive criticism of the publication process.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Publication, results, research, significance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Adrian France
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 20:44
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:51

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