Publishing in two phases for focused research by means of "research collaborations"

Juan A. Marin-Garcia


We present and justify a new way to research and publish. This proposal is not intended to substitute or replace traditional ways of doing science, but rather complement, filling a gap and providing an efficient way to achieve scientific advances. The process begins with the sending a proposal of protocol to WPOM. Proposals are evaluated in each of the collaborations, depending on the potential to fill a research niche in the area. In the case of accepted protocols, WPOM guarantees commitment to publish the article if the protocol and deadlines are met. Thus, researchers can develop their projects focusing on meeting the protocol that has been approved without the question of whether, once completed, research is relevant or if the methodology is correct.


focused research; protocol; collaboration

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WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management  vol: 9  issue: 1  first page: 1  year: 2018  
doi: 10.4995/wpom.v9i1.8990

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