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Collectively supporting faculty in New Zealand

(28 November 2018) In 2018, the majority (six out of eight) of New Zealand academic libraries undertook the Ithaka S+R faculty survey in order to explore and deepen understanding of scholars’ research and teaching practices and needs. The project was initiated by the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) with the Ithaka S+R instrument […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 34: Authors: Part 2 – Who are you?

By Ruth A. Pagell* Who is the best researcher in the world? Who has the most citations in Asia? Who has the most citations at Shanghai Jiao Tong University? Who is credited with the most citations in Physics and Astronomy at Nanjing Tech? See Conclusion for answers. (3 May 2018) Ruth’s Rankings 33 describes the processes […]


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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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Eighty-two cases of offspring named as co-authors in South Korea

(29 January 2018) Some 82 cases of professors listing their secondary school offspring as co-authors in academic papers have been unearthed by an investigation by South Korea’s ministry of education, writes Aimee Chung. The discovery has prompted referrals to ethics committees at 29 universities – including some of the country’s top institutions – where the […]


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Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016)

Authors : Wei Quan, Bikun Chen, Fei Shu (Submitted on 4 Jul 2017 to ArXiv) Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding […]


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Open Therapeutics and AuthorAID to cooperate on advancing scientific knowledge

(26 May 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA and Oxford, UK)  Open Therapeutics and INASP’s AuthorAID project announce the formation of a unique scientific collaboration service for helping underserved scientists around the world communicate break-through therapeutic biotechnology research. The partnership will provide scientific researchers an ability to conduct or receive mentorship, educational materials, and grant funding. AuthorAID […]


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Survey shows author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks is widespread, despite strong support for copyright

(4  April 2017) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced headline results from a recent survey of authors’ current sharing behaviours, carried out in partnership with 10 publishers including Cambridge University Press, The IET, De Gruyter and SAGE Publishing. The survey, which had over 7,500 researcher respondents, […]


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BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited

(23 January 2017) BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has announced Author Hub, a new platform to assist researchers in every field, at every stage of the publishing process. The Author Hub is a comprehensive platform aimed at researchers who not only want to publish their work, but also understand how to […]


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Clarivate Analytics names 2016 highly cited researchers

New list of researchers with world’s most highly cited papers now available (16 November 2016, Philadelphia) Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, today announced the publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers. The list is a citation analysis identifying scientists – as determined by their fellow researchers – whose […]


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Chinese researchers behind ‘fake peer review’ scandals

(10 November 2016) Pressure to publish scientific papers at Chinese universities may explain why more researchers are creating fake peer reviewers to assess their work, a new study suggests. Analysing the growing number of retractions resulting from “faked peer reviews”, researchers found exactly three-quarters of articles pulled from academic journals over the past four years […]


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Kudos and Clarivate Analytics announce results of successful pilot and plans for further integration

(17 October 2016)  Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, have announced the results of a pilot integration between the Kudos platform and the ScholarOne publication workflow system. The companies partnered earlier this year to collect […]


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ASA task force issues report on evaluating public communication in tenure and promotion

(22 August 2016, Washington, DC) Increasingly, social scientists use multiple forms of communication to engage broader audiences with their research and contribute to solutions of the pressing problems of our time. Yet, in academia, it is unclear whether these efforts to communicate with the public should count when colleges and universities are evaluating scholars. To […]


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Increasing numbers of UK academics now utilise university online capabilities

UK wide survey examines the attitudes of practitioners within higher education and cites the growing importance of online libraries to academics (15 June 2016) The 2015 survey of academics, jointly commissioned by Jisc and RLUK and conducted by research organisation Ithaka S+R, was launched today and has revealed a substantial increase in the way academics […]


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“A Case of Academic Social Networking Sites Usage in Malaysia” offered for free access

Is Academic Social Networking the New Wave of Student-Teacher Communication? (June 2016) Social networking tools have become an integral part of our daily lives. Recently, Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNS) have attracted global users, proving a useful tool for academic research activities. But there still seems to be some resistance among users as some researchers […]


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10 easy ways to increase citation count

(20 April 2016) The American Journal Experts (AJE) proposes 10 easy ways how researchers can increase their citation count. The BPA blog has the Top 10.


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