Tag Archives: journal articles

HighWire co-founder leads industry initiative on manuscript exchange

(5 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved the ‘Manuscript Exchange Common Approach’ (MECA) – a major new academic publishing initiative co-led by HighWire Founding Director John Sack. The project will see the industry’s leading technology providers work together on a more standardized approach to the transfer […]


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Decline of Japanese science continues, as its smaller institutions shine

(21 March 2018) A new analysis from the Nature Index has revealed that Japan continues to decline in its overall contribution to high-quality scientific output. A further fall of 3.7% in 2017 deepens the 19.6% decrease recorded by the Nature Index between 2012 and 2016. Japan’s share of the world’s high-quality research articles included in […]


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Launch of “Rights, Action and Social Responsibility” initiative

(6 April 2017, Berlin and Boston) De Gruyter and a number of prestigious university presses are making books and journal articles across nine topical areas freely available until the end of 2017 on http://degruyter.com/. Broadening access to these areas of scholarship enables more people, including non-academics, to address these issues in an informed manner: it […]


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Kudos announces integration with Editorial Manager, helping more authors with copyright-compliant sharing of their research articles

(7 February 2017) Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Aries Systems, have announced a partnership through which plain language summaries will be captured at the point of submission within Editorial Manager. Earlier in 2016, Kudos ran a six-month pilot to assess author interest in providing plain language […]


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Wiley launches content sharing pilot providing greater access to research

(6 February 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. Content sharing will facilitate research collaboration by providing authors and subscribers with a simple tool for sharing free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers. In addition, the pilot will provide the public […]


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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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We’ve SharedIt! Springer Nature completes integration of its content sharing initiative across its entire owned portfolio of over 1,300 journals

(17 October 2016, London) Springer Nature has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, now named SharedIt, to all of the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over one thousand additional co-owned and partner-owned journals. This now encompasses over 2,300 journals and enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of primary research articles anywhere, […]


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TrendMD test shows 49 percent increase in article readership from over 16 million unique readers a month

(22 February 2016) TrendMD, the leading scholarly content discoverability recommendation platform, shows it increased weekly article pageviews by 49% in a controlled study across 500 articles, offering an effective post-publication dissemination strategy for research and professional news articles in a study now published in Learned Publishing. Unlike publicity, social media, and paid advertising, such as […]


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Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers

(23 March 2015) After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release of SciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. The open source software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer program and other fake-paper generators like Mathgen […]


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(ad3h2o x 2) + interferon based neutrinos should be centrifuged then boiled for 30 minutes

(26 February 2014)  Publishers have withdrawn more than 120 gibberish papers from their websites. The papers were generated using SCIgen, software invented by researchers at MIT in 2005.  Some of the gobbledygook papers were peer reviewed, several are conference papers. This worrying, amusing and flabbergasting article on the Nature website is well worth a read.


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