eJournals

Cost per use overvalues journal subscriptions

(5 Sep 2019)  From Scholarly Kitchen editors’ note: Digital delivery of scholarly publications has enabled far more robust tracking of usage, with the COUNTER Project providing and periodically updating the defining standard for usage measurement. As a result, usage has become a critical metric for establishing the value of a given journal or content bundle in many circumstances, […]

September 7, 2019 - 3:14 pm
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2019 Scholar Metrics Released by Google

(19 Jul 2019)  Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we (Google Scholar) are releasing the 2019 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2014–2018 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar […]

July 22, 2019 - 9:12 am
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Diverting leakage to the library subscription channel

(16 Jul 2019)  In response to the recent news of Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe took a deep look into this pilot project and shared her thoughts & concerns from the librarian’s point of view. Read the full article from Scholarly Kitchen here.

July 17, 2019 - 9:46 am
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ScienceOpen and Tsinghua University Press partner to increase impact of Chinese research

(22 May 2019) The discovery platform ScienceOpen is partnering with Tsinghua University Press (TUP) to contextualize and promote Chinese research within an interactive research environment. This partnership integrates six TUP journals as featured collections in the ScienceOpen Super Collection ‘Tsinghua University Press’. Tsinghua University Press started its international outreach in the 1990s and has ever […]

May 24, 2019 - 9:53 am
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Free webinar – deep dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

(21 January 2019) In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee […]

January 22, 2019 - 8:53 am
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Survey reveals need for good guidance about trustworthy places to publish research

(19 December 2018)  A survey carried out by the Think. Check. Submit. initiative has revealed a strong demand from both researchers and librarians for guidance about where to publish and an appreciation of the services that the initiative offers. However, it also revealed a need for further educational resources and wider reach for the initiative. […]

December 20, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

(17 December 2018) The recent announcements emanating from Europe around open access (OA) have resonated throughout the globe. In this post we examine the origin and aim of Plan S, briefly outline reactions to the Plan from researchers, funders, and publishers, and provide links to further information for interested readers including to a feedback survey […]

December 20, 2018 - 2:12 pm
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BMJ partners with ScienceOpen to promote open science

(17 December 2018) BMJ Open Science, a new, open access journal published by healthcare knowledge provider BMJ, joins ScienceOpen to promote best practices in preclinical and basic biomedical research with an interactive featured collection on the platform. To increase rigor, transparency and reproducibility in biomedical research, BMJ Open Science fosters a range of open science practices from […]

December 20, 2018 - 9:28 am
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DOAJ’s new governance model

(18 December 2018) DOAJ will implement a new governance model in 2019 which will see DOAJ financers having a role in the organisation’s Board and Council. All organisations funding DOAJ with €1500 or more will be eligible for nomination. In January 2019 DOAJ will inaugurate a new governance model providing the structure and transparency that […]

December 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
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Dutch universities and Elsevier: six-month extension to current license agreement

(18 December 2018)  The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and information analytics business Elsevier are to extend their current agreement by six months. These six months will be used to continue discussions. The VSNU continues to strive to secure commitment to 100% open access by 2020, as set out in the National Open […]

December 18, 2018 - 9:46 am
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Skeletons in their closet: Clarivate issues editorial concern but takes no further action

(11 December 2018) When Bone Research received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in 2014 (a meager score of 1.310), it didn’t receive much notice. The following year, Bone Research‘s JIF more than doubled to 3.549, then nearly tripled to 9.326 in 2016. This year, it received a score 12.354. It now is ranked second […]

December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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Big European funders flesh out plan towards immediate free access to journals

Plan S architects explain how grantees can abide by initiative’s rules by 2020, when the paywalls are due to fall  (27 November 2018) The architects of Plan S, a contentious plan to tear down scholarly journals’ paywalls in Europe, have laid out more details on how the initiative will work. In a seven-page implementation guidance […]

December 8, 2018 - 1:54 pm
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ChemRxiv announces streamlined submission of research for journal peer review

(5 December 2018) Now in its second year of successfully sharing research findings openly with the global chemistry community, ChemRxiv today announced Direct Journal Transfer, a new feature that will help authors submit their posted preprints to established journals for editorial consideration and peer review. This feature, which is now available on the ChemRxiv website, […]

December 5, 2018 - 10:30 am
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IEEE announces retractions from IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

(20 November 2018, Piscataway, N.J.) IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced it is retracting 29 articles that were published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2017 to 2018 because of violations of IEEE policy discovered in the peer review process of those articles. IEEE requires […]

November 22, 2018 - 8:23 am
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Is it a scientific breakthrough?

(19 November 2018) Only a small minority of all scientific publications contain genuine scientific breakthroughs. It takes, in general, a considerable amount of time before a scientific discovery is recognized as a breakthrough. The  authors show that combining decision heuristics with algorithms that analyse the response of the scientific community to a research publication enables […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:52 am
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