Scholarly Communications

Several articles on ResearchGate removed

By Ruth Lewis on October 31, 2017

I mentioned the beginning of this story last month. It is still unclear whether this talk and action around “responsible sharing” will decrease the use and value of “scholarly collaboration networks” SCNs, such as, Mendeley, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Here is a samplin...

How Can You Be Like Stephen Hawking?

By Emily Stenberg on October 24, 2017

In honor of Open Access Week, Stephen Hawking’s thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely and openly available on the Cambridge University website. Previously, the 1966 thesis was only available in print at the library or required people to pay for a scanned copy. Read more about...

Open Access & Stephen Hawking

By Alison Verbeck on October 23, 2017

Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter. Stephen Hawking’s thesis is now freely available to all, to mark Open Acces...

Scholarly communications selected links from Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2017 everywhere! The theme this year is “open in order to…,” which “serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a sp...

Peer reviews and preprints news and notes, Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

Peer Review has been in the news a lot this month because of Peer Review Week and the Eighth International Peer Review Congress. Here is a sampling to get you started if you are interested in this topic: Journals Peer Review: Past, Present, Future and Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth Internat...

Open Science Framework for Washington University

By Ruth Lewis on September 26, 2017

Announcing: WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF): Open Science Framework is one option available to assist researchers in research management and sharing. Currently, there are over 100 WU-affiliated researchers using the OSF. Each current user will be receiving an email inviting them ...

SciVal now available at WUSTL

By Ruth Lewis on September 25, 2017

SciVal is now available at Washington University. Becker Medical Library purchased access for the entire campus. Note: To access SciVal each user must create a SciVal account or use an existing account for another Elsevier product, such as Scopus or Science Direct. “SciVal enables you to vi...

Scholarly communications selected links from late summer, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 30, 2017

Public access: FASTR Legislation Would Ensure Permanency of Public Access to Scientific Research (SPARC) | Open Access Can’t Wait. Pass FASTR Now (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | Does Reg Review threaten Public Access? (David Wojick) Preprints: Six New Preprint Services Join a Growing Com...

APS, IOP & ORCID

By Alison Verbeck on July 28, 2017

The American Physical Society (APS) and IOP Publishing (IOPP) have signed the ORCID Open Letter, requiring the collection of ORCID iDs in their publishing processes. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a unique digital name, or iD, which ident...