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SAGE Publishing launches MentorSpace, a how-to hub for research methods

(9 November 2018) SAGE Publishing announces the launch of MethodSpace, a new free-to-access online community space that allows users to tap into the wisdom of those who have executed a specific aspect of the research process and want to share their knowledge with others. The site is a place for users to connect, share insights, […]

November 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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$1 million gift will create two Taiwan studies endowments at UCLA Asia Pacific Center

(9 November 2018) The UCLA Asia Pacific Center has received a gift of $1 million from the J. Yang and Family Foundation that will help permanently sustain the UCLA Taiwan Studies Program. Of the total, $750,000 will create the J. Yang and Family Foundation Taiwan Studies Endowment and $250,000 will establish the J. Yang and […]

November 13, 2018 - 4:44 pm
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Database of 18,000 Retracted Scientific Papers Now Online

(13 November 2018) Some people like to characterize science as a religion. In this formulation, scientists are the modern equivalent of medieval theologians. They hand down precepts and dogmas that we take on faith, because there’s no way for laypeople to keep track of all the exciting study results flooding out of laboratories every day. But […]

November 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
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Get The Research: Impactstory Announces a New Science-Finding Tool for the General Public

(12 November 2018) Impactstory recently announced a new tool in development. Called, “Get The Research” and aimed at serving the general public rather than an audience of scholars and specialists, it promises to provide a new level of accessibility (in multiple senses of the term) to published scholarship. Scholarly Kitchen chef Rick Anderson asked Impactstory cofounder Jason […]

November 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
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Watch: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (2018)

(27 October 2018) Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It is free to stream and download, and is licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation. Universities interested in arranging a screening of the […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm
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An Altmetric success story

(28 September 2018) A recent paper in Philosophical Transactions B looking at the impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration has achieved The Royal Society’s highest Altmetric score to date in a very short time. Here we look at the background to this paper and ask what we learn from this. The study by […]

October 26, 2018 - 10:26 am
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DataONE implements new usage and citation metrics to make your data count

(24 October 2018) Publications have long maintained a citation standard for research papers, ensuring credit for cited work and ideas. Tracking use of data collections, however, has remained a challenge. DataONE shares its latest effort in overcoming this barrier and in demonstrating data reuse with new data usage and citation metrics. The full story is […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:20 am
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New partnership between AIP Publishing and Overleaf provides an enhanced authoring experience

(22 October 2018) Overleaf, a collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, and AIP Publishing announce a new partnership to provide AIP Publishing authors with a new, enhanced authoring template and simplified submission process. Through this partnership, authors submitting to 22 AIP Publishing Journals and the AIP Conference Proceedings will have access to AIP Publishing’s LaTeX […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]

October 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
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Springer Nature launches Open data badges pilot

(8 October 2018) Springer Nature has launched a pilot program in which digital Open data badges are being awarded to articles to incentivize and reward open data sharing practices amongst our authors. The full story is here.

October 12, 2018 - 9:11 am
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Kudos reaches milestone of a quarter of a million users

(5 October 2018)  Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning research dissemination and impact acceleration service, has announced they’ve reached the milestone of over a quarter of a million researcher-users, linked to over 6 million publications. This is a significant landmark for the service, which was launched in 2014, to help researchers take more direct control over the visibility […]

October 6, 2018 - 1:09 pm
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PKP and SciELO announce development of open source preprint server system

(22 September 2018) In recognition of PKP and SciELO’s twentieth anniversary, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and SciELO Program are entering into an agreement to develop a Preprint Server system on the principles that have guided these two organizations over the last two decades. These governing principles include recognizing the value of: (a) independent manuscript […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:38 am
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Reprints Desk partners with Dimensions to provide intelligent citation references and journal article stats

Reprints Desk and Dimensions Customers will benefit from a powerful combination of intuitive discovery, instant scientific literature access, and personalized data (21 September 2018, Encino, Calif., and London, U.K.) Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]

September 18, 2018 - 3:36 pm
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Undercover reporters expose ‘bogus’ scientific conferences

(13 September 2018) Following a high profile investigation into predatory journals, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has turned its attention to bogus scientific conferences. In the audience at a recent conference in Venice was a group of South Korean reporters from Newstapa, a Seoul-based investigative journalism center and partner of the International Consortium […]

September 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
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