Vol.9, No.1, February 2020.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Motivation of Researchers to Publish in High-Quality Journals: A Theoretical Framework


Maya Lambovska, Krasimir Yordanov


© 2020 Maya Lambovska, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 188‐197, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM91-27, February 2020.


Received: 03 October 2019.

Revised:   16 January 2020.
Accepted:  21 January 2020.
Published: 28 February 2020.




This paper provides a theoretical framework on the topic of researchers’ motivation to publish in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. It is based on a literature review from 1985 to September 2019, using a structured approach, content analysis and descriptive statistics. The results show that the topic has not received enough attention yet. Of the 14 motivational drivers found, the most cited are collaboration, research funding, financial assets, and contributions to society. Also, this paper outlines the gaps in the literature and suggests ideas for future research.


Keywords –Higher education, motivation, journal publications, Scopus & WoS, research management.



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