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Academic journals with a presence on Twitter are more widely disseminated and receive a higher number of citations

(4 December 2017)  Research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs and improving the prospects of increased citations. But does the same hold true for the presence of academic journals on Twitter? José Luis Ortega examined the role of 350 scholarly journals, analysing […]


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Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective

(5 September 2017) There is currently little incentive for researchers to share their data. But what if it was enough for journals to simply ask authors to make their data available? Michèle B. Nuijten reports on a recent study that found journal policies that encourage data sharing to be extremely effective, with a steep increase […]


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CiteScore™ shines a spotlight on high-quality journals neglected by other metrics

(24 July 2017, Amsterdam) Elsevier’s CiteScore is currently the only metric for more than 200 top-quality academic journals from numerous renowned publishers that guides them in their exceptional work. Metrics are an important tool to determine editorial choices when editing research journals and managing their role in their respective fields. Analysis by Elsevier, a global […]


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Fair Open Access Principles for journals

(23 June 2017) That scholarly communication should be “Fair” is an increasingly common concept for both data and research outputs more widely, including the F.A.I.R. framework which articulates a set of specific principles to enhance the discoverability, use and impact of Australia’s research outputs. Mark Wilson and Alex Holcombe describe another specific use of Fair: the Fair […]


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Choose the right journal for your research

(23 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Indonesian! The announcement is here.


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The Karger journal program and price list 2017 are available

(4 August 2016, Basel, Switzerland) Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers announces the 2017 prices for journals, collections and packages. Next year’s journal program comprises 105 biomedical titles, including 20 open-access journals. 2017 will see the launches of four new titles, of which two will be open access and two subscription based. Apart from a few […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 16: The much maligned Journal Impact Factor

By Ruth A. Pagell* (12 January 2016) Citation counts are core bibliometric indicators used by rankers to measure scholarly impact and administrators to measure faculty output. Questions that follow are: Is being cited enough, or do you have to be cited in a high impact source? And if a “high impact” source is desired, how […]


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Wikiometrics: A wikipedia based ranking system

(8 January 2016) Authors Gilad Katz, Lior Rokach write in their abstract: We present a new concept – Wikiometrics – the derivation of metrics and indicators from Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides an accurate representation of the real world due to its size, structure, editing policy and popularity. We demonstrate an innovative mining methodology, where different elements […]


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Berlin 12 Conference focuses on proposal to flip subscription journals to open access

(18 December 2015) On December 8 and 9, 2015, representatives from several regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) met in Berlin, Germany, to discuss a proposal to flip subscription-based journals to open access models. The initiative is being led by the Max Planck Society, the organizer and host of the invitation-only Berlin 12 Open Access […]


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The Malaysian Citation Centre

(5 November 2015) The Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC) has been set up by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to improve Malaysian university rankings by improving the quality of Malaysian publications especially scholarly journals. MCC is a one-stop centre that will help internationalize Malaysian journal publications, making their content accessible globally and indexed locally by MyCite […]


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Do Open Access journals have impact?

(26 May 2014) James Pringle, Vice President, ISI, says ‘Our observations yield some useful lessons. Open Access journals can have similar impact to other journals, and prospective authors should not fear publishing in these journals merely because of their access model. Furthermore, it does not appear that expansion of potential readership in itself will necessarily transform […]


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Committee on Publication Ethics launches ethical guidelines for peer reviewers

(25 March 2013) Scholarly journals need to ensure that their peer reviewers act constructively, respect confidentiality and avoid conflicts of interests, according to new guidelines launched by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) The COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers set out the basic principles and standards that all reviewers should follow during the peer […]


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Embrace “information overload” with Cases Database

(10 December 2012) BioMed Central has launched a new semantically-enriched search tool, Cases Database, which aims to enhance the discovery, filtering and aggregation of medical case reports from many journals. Open access to journal articles published under with Creative Commons licenses which permit text mining enable the literature to be reused as a resource for scientific […]


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Elsevier offers entire collection of journals and books to innovators in developing countries

Elsevier now offers its entire collection of books and journals on its online platform ScienceDirect, as well as access to its abstracts and citation database Scopus to innovators in 105 countries for free or little cost through the ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) program. Elsevier’s contributions cover a vast array of scientific […]


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Visit Blue Mountain for cultural modernity

The Blue Mountain Project is the common work of scholars, librarians, curators, and digital humanities researchers whose mission is to create a freely available digital repository of important, rare, and fragile texts that both chronicle and embody the emergence of cultural modernity in the West. Drawing on Princeton University’s exceptional collections and curatorial and academic […]


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