Rafael Hernandez Barros. Spain. PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), MBA (IESE Business School).

For more than 20 years, Rafael has been working as Senior Manager in front and back office (consulting, operations and finance) management roles in the financial services industry.

As a Professor, He undertakes regular lecturer assignments about Financial Management and Corporate Finance at master’s and bachelor’s levels at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and his academic activity includes research in Finance, Publishing and Information Sciences. His work has been published in several indexed journals, and He also serves as board member and editor-in-chief in some other international journals.

He is founder of Gaudeamus – the academic network for publishing in journals, dedicated to build a better academic world helping scholars to get their research published in journals and enabling editors to find content.

His blog, howtopublishinjournals.com, is widely cited for introducing best practices and simple methods to understand the publishing process and to improve the chances of being published in indexed journals.



  • Rafael is a frequent speaker and provides training and consulting to scholars and Universities around the world, having a clear vision of the web 3.0 and open access changes that are occurring in the scholarly environment and how they affect to academics, their publications and their impact.
  • Skills and Expertise: Publish in Journals, Academic Publishing, Scholarly Research, Academic Writing, Higher Education, University Teaching, Web 3.0.


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