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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...

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...

News and notes for biology, June 2017

By Ruth Lewis on June 29, 2017

Biologists debate how to license preprints, Flood of online manuscripts generates confusion about terms for distribution and reuse. Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2017.22161 Canary Haz, another browser plugin to seek fulltext; more info: Introducing Canary Haz: discovering article PDFs with one click....

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Peer review in 2030

By Ruth Lewis on May 8, 2017

This report is receiving many comments: What might peer review look like in 2030?, a report from BioMed Central and Digital Science, May 2017, available on Figshare CC-BY. This was a report from a one-day conference in November 2016, SpotOn London. Article titles in the report: Artificial Intelli...

Scholarly communications selected links from April, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) was launched on April 6th. It “aims to allow anyone to access science papers’ reference lists and to build analytical services on top of those raw data.” Here are a few stories about this initiative: Initiative aims to break science’s citatio...

Scholarly communications selected links from February, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative BOAI15 #ElsevierValentines 2017: A lightly-curated selection of #ElsevierValentines tweets may make you think or smile. Plum Analytics has been acquired by Elsevier – “scientific publishers are investing ...

RIP Eugene Garfield

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2017

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information, Current Contents and Science Citation Index (now Web of Science), among others, died February 26. I was dumbfounded by many colleagues who did not know who he was when I was asking around yesterday so thought I needed to do som...

News and notes for biology, December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Interested in open textbooks? You might enjoy one of these OpenStax Microbiology webinars with Senior Contributing Author Mark Scheegurt, Professor at Wichita State University. OpenStax Microbiology is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society...