Research Support

Aries Systems and The Charlesworth Group partner to enable access to Editorial Manager® through WeChat

(11 Jun 2020) Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions supplier to the scholarly publishing community, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Charlesworth Group. In response to the rapid growth of the Chinese scholarly publishing market, Aries and The Charlesworth Group have partnered to integrate Editorial Manager, a manuscript submission and peer review […]

June 12, 2020 - 8:38 am

Information on Finnish research is now available in one place

(9 Jun 2020) From the Ministry of Education and Culture Finland: The new service at brings together in one place information about research carried out in Finland. It shares the data and makes it accessible to everyone in an easy form. The service, launched on 9 June, benefits researchers, the media, businesses, organisations, decision-makers […]

June 11, 2020 - 4:46 pm

How coronavirus is changing research practices and publishing

(22 May 2020)  Nature Index reviewed recent development on scholarly communication affected by the epidemic of COVID-19, including: Funding worries weigh down early-career researchers COVID-19 widens the gender gap in medical research Wikipedia favours peer-reviewed research Australian researchers face job cuts due to coronavirus shut-down How could coronavirus change academic careers? Preprint servers enhance screening […]

May 29, 2020 - 8:41 am

What’s wrong with the H-index, according to its inventor

(24 Mar 2020) Love it or hate it, the H-index has become one of the most widely used metrics in academia for measuring the productivity and impact of researchers. But when Jorge Hirsch proposed it as an objective measure of scientific achievement in 2005, he didn’t think it would be used outside theoretical physics. “I wasn’t even […]

May 15, 2020 - 2:00 pm

There is no black and white definition of predatory publishing

(13 May 2020)  The nature and extent of predatory publishing is highly contested. Whilst debates have often focused defining journals and publishers as either predatory or not predatory. Kyle Siler argues that predatory publishing encompasses a spectrum of activities and that by understanding this ambiguity, we can better understand and make value judgements over where legitimacy […]

May 14, 2020 - 1:24 pm

Chinese publishers react to new policies on research evaluation

(11 May 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: In February, the Chinese government released two documents that set forth important changes in policies governing science research evaluation. One of the most eye-catching changes is the requirement for researchers to publish one third of their representative papers in domestic Chinese journals, which is being hailed as a big boost for […]

May 12, 2020 - 7:48 am

Better training is key to tackling plagiarism in developing countries

(17 Apr 2020) Time constraints are the most common reason researchers in developing countries turn to plagiarism, a survey of more than 700 researchers from low- and middle-income countries found. Most of those surveyed disapproved of plagiarism in theory, and acknowledged that those who do it are not respected by their peers. One in three admitted […]

April 22, 2020 - 1:28 pm

PAHO, WHO and other repositories fight COVID-19 with open access research

(14 Apr 2020) In less than a week, PAHO and Atmire established a COVID19 subject repository. An increasing number of Atmire clients are publicly exposing COVID19 research in their repositories. As the latest client to go live on Atmire’s DSpace Express platform, contains PAHO COVID19 guidance and the latest research in the Americas. The […]

April 15, 2020 - 1:15 pm

Report: Digital Scholarship in the Library of Congress

(14 Apr 2020) In March of 2017, senior Library of Congress managers formed a cross-departmental Digital Scholarship Working Group to respond to a set of foundational questions: What are the current demand and the current levels of response for digital scholarship? What are potential approaches to enhancing digital scholarship support across the Library? and, What would […]

April 15, 2020 - 1:10 pm

Webinar – “To do your research work @ home: read-write-draw-promote”

(updated 30 Apr 2020) Given the movement of people are restricted during this extreme moment without having resources as normal, iGroup is rolling out a series of webinar to help researchers to continue learning while at home, with the theme “To do your research work @ home: read-write-draw-promote” Series of webinars as follows: Read the […]

April 8, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Case studies: reframing library support to take research outputs to non-academic audiences

(19 Feb 2020) From the abstract: “The University of Manchester Library has established a key role in facilitating scholarly discourse through its mediated open access (OA) services, but has little track record in intentionally taking OA research outputs to non-academic audiences. This article outlines recent exploratory steps the Library has taken to convince researchers to […]

March 3, 2020 - 9:27 am

China shifts from reliance on international publications

(25 Feb 2020)  After years of pushing Chinese researchers to publish in prestigious international journals, China’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology have jointly released a document aimed at reducing “excessive reliance” on Science Citation Index (SCI) papers for academic promotions, job offers and allocation of research funding.   More related news […]

March 3, 2020 - 9:21 am

Free resources for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(updated 8 Jun 2020)  To fight against the epidemic of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, researchers around the world are working hard to bring pieces together for a clearer picture of the virus and possible solutions. To support this, academic publishers provide open access to related researches from their collections, including: AAAS ACS Adis Insight AIP Publishing […]

February 15, 2020 - 9:05 am

How a network of data curators can unlock the tremendous reuse value of research data

(13 Feb 2020) Understanding researchers’ behaviors and needs when it comes to data sharing and reuse is challenging. Each discipline has unique norms and practices for how they collect and manage data, when (and if) they share their data, and how they determine a dataset’s fitness for reuse. Data curators—as information science practitioners—make a wealth […]

February 14, 2020 - 2:26 pm

Webinar: detecting image manipulation (2020/2/27)

(11 Feb 2020) From Elsevier Research Academy: “Advancing technology has put the control of scientific images in the hands of researchers and authors. According to most journal guidelines, images submitted with a manuscript for review should be minimally processed. However, with limited knowledge on the subject, it is difficult to assess whether the manipulation of an image is […]

February 12, 2020 - 9:51 am