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Evaluating the Limitations to Academic Publishing in the 21st Century: Perception of Communication Academics of Public Universities in South-South Nigeria

Journal: Media Watch (Vol.12, No. 2)

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Page : 352-363

Keywords : Academic Publishing; communication; academics; public universities; South-South Nigeria;

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Academic publishing is exciting and enjoyable, especially in the 21st century. However, this possibility may not be the case with communication academics of public/government-owned universities in southern Nigeria (South-South). This gap necessitates the current study, which evaluated the perceived limitations to academic publishing in the 21st century among government-owned universities' communication academics in southern Nigeria. Anchoring on motivation theory and adopting the survey design, 44 respondents were considered as samples from population. Data were elicited through the survey design, and some measures of central tendency were used to analyse the collected data. The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) technique was applied to test the hypotheses. The study found that the perceived limitations to academic publishing among communication academics do not differ significantly across the categories of public universities. The study recommended that management of public universities offering mass communication or related courses should provide research infrastructures and Internet connectivity across and within campuses.

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