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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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Take part in the Think Check Submit 2018 Survey

(10 August 2018) Think Check Submit helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. The team behind Think Check Submit wants to ensure that the initiative is as useful […]

August 12, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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Elsevier to acquire Aries Systems, a best-in-class publication workflow solutions provider

(2 August 2018, New York). Elsevier has today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce. “Aries has built a best-in-class workflow […]

August 4, 2018 - 5:04 pm
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The Crossref Open Citation Index (COCI)

(12 July 2018) A citation index is a bibliographic index recording citations between publications, allowing the user to establish which later documents cite earlier documents. Several citation indexes are already available, some of which are freely accessible but not downloadable (e.g. Google Scholar), while others can be accessed only by paying significant access fees (e.g. […]

July 14, 2018 - 10:57 am
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