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 evaluation and impact from LSE Impact Blog
From Becker Medical Library: Scholarly Publishing Round-Up December 2017 featuring Journal publishing issues, emoji icons, and new classes for Spring 2018.
Open access and public access requirements from funders are important for many researchers. The libraries continue to assist with compliance when we can, e.g. libguides.wustl.edu/publicaccess/usfedagencies and more. This month I was interested to see an open access requirement from a for-profit pharmaceutical firm: Shire Continues to Uphold High Standards of Ethics and Transparency with Adoption of Open Access Policy for Publication of Shire-Supported Research.
Metrics Toolkit is a convenient new site with useful summaries of the most popular research metrics including the Journal Impact Factor, Altmetric Attention Score, and Relative Citation Ratio. I think the Use Case examples may be especially useful to researchers. There is quite a lot of information that is not specifically added to our Research Impact and Evaluation guide. Content may be reused since it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
A selection of copyright week and other copyright-related posts:
- Public Domain Day 2018
- 2017 Copyright Year In Review
- Springer, Censorship and the Need for Open Access
- Copyright Week 2018: Join Us in Fighting for Better Copyright Law and Policy and other Copyright Week posts on the EFF blog
- The end of ownership of library material and more Copyright week posts on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) blog
- Fair Use Week will be February 26–March 2 so I expect there will be some good stories next month too!
Posts around the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) 15th anniversary:
- Danny Kingsley: Open Access: What should the priorities be today?
- Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe: Achieving the BOAI Vision: Possible Actions for Realization
- Richard Fisher: Open Access and its Discontents: A British View from Outside the Sciences
- Alison Mudditt: Realising the BOAI vision: The view from PLOS
- Dominique Babini: Realising the BOAI vision: A view from the global South
- Peter Suber: Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber’s Advice