Scholarly Communications

Scholarly communications selected links from Feb. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) now has a nice list of FAQs and Tutorials. More funders, publishers, universities and authors are using ORCiD. Springer Nature plans to continue and expand their requirement of ORCiDs from corresponding authors on many journals; more info. If you still h...

Fair Use Week links

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

We are in the midst of Fair Use Week 2018, February 26 to March 2, 2018. The site’s Roundup posts will include links you may want to review later. Here are a few to get you started: Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge (Association of Research Libraries 2018 infographic) For text...

Peer review and preprints in the news, Feb. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

I was sad to see PubMed Commons to be Discontinued. I had high hopes for that sort of post-publication peer review and for the possibilities of journal club discussion postings. However I am happy to see that Hypothes.is is planning on Preserving Comments from PubMed Commons. Also in the Open Sci...

Scholarly communications selected links from Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2018

Nice reminders: Guest Post: When Authors Get Caught in the Predatory (Illegitimate Publishing) Net, by Phaedra Cress on The Scholarly Kitchen, Dec. 11, 2017 2017 in review: round-up of our top posts on open access from LSE Impact Blog 2017 in review: round-up of our top posts on research evaluati...

Dimensions, a new citation database from Digital Science

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2018

The Dimensions web site is full of information about different aspects of this resource. Free searching is available at app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication. It covers 89 million publication records, 870 million citations, 50 million Altmetric mentions and about 20 million research profiles. Yo...

Scholarly communications selected links from Nov. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on November 30, 2017

You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do?, by Jake Orlowitz. AND A Growing Open Access Toolbox, By Diana Kwon in The Scientist, November 28, 2017. Nice reminders about Open Access Button, Unpaywall, self-archiving, etc. Mentions recent Sci-Hub challenges also. See also: Court demands...

Open Access Physics Textbook

By Alison Verbeck on November 27, 2017

A physics professor at University of Massachusetts – Amherst recently created an adaptation of an OpenStax physics textbook for his course.  It is available digitally or as a pdf.  For more information on doing something similar, go to: http://libguides.wustl.edu/ebooks/opentextbooks or vis...

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...