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The growing, high-stakes audit culture within the academy has brought about a different kind of publishing crisis

(5 November 2018) The spate of high-profile cases of fraudulent publications has revealed a widening replication, or outright deception, crisis in the social sciences. To Marc Spooner, researchers “cooking up” findings and the deliberate faking of science is a result of extreme pressures to publish, brought about by an increasingly pervasive audit culture within the […]


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FAO launches Open Access for all publications

New policy facilitates and promotes access to a wealth of knowledge for all (18 June 2018, Rome) As of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximum reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products. FAO has been disseminating knowledge since its foundation in 1945, and its publications have been freely accessible […]


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Copyright Clearance Center launches RightFind Insight, transforming scientific research

(6 February 2018, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, today announced the release of RightFind® Insight, a groundbreaking scientific research solution. RightFind Insight was developed through CCC’s continuing partnership with Cambridge, UK-based SciBite, a leading provider of semantic solutions for the life sciences […]


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DOAJ launches the DOAJ Best Practice Guide

DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide (30 January 2018) The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its […]


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Think Check Submit now available in Chinese

(30 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Chinese. The announcement is here.


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Perish or Publish in China: Pressures on Young Chinese Scholars to Publish in Internationally Indexed Journals

(1 April 2016) To boost their research productivities, Chinese universities are putting great pressure on their research-active staff to publish in internationally indexed journals. However, the emerging publish-or-perish culture in China has seen little empirical investigation thus far. In the research reported in this article, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven young researchers in science […]


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INTACT begins its work

(23 February 2016) In October 2015, the open access infrastructure project INTACT started its work. Funded by DFG, INTACT brings together three already existing initiatives which will now collaborate under one roof: The Open APC platform at Bielefeld University Library collects cost information for open access article charges from university and research institutions. The constantly […]


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Stairway to knowledge in Singapore

(25 August 2015) The Li Ka Shing Library at Singapore Management University (SMU) recently launched its Stairway to Knowledge – a visual installation of publications by SMU faculty. The installation comprises the spines of 74 publications on 74 steps in the library building. The installation aims to introduce SMU students to the publications of their […]


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