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

Posts around the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) 15th anniversary:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819