Publishing quality-impact factors-peer review

News and notes for biology, July 2018

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2018

Farewell and thanks! This is probably my last post on this blog. Retirement will be a new chapter for me; I’m not entirely sure what it will hold yet but I’m looking forward to finding out! Rob McFarland has been named interim biology subject liaison to work with your collection reque...

Scholarly communications selected links from July 2018

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2018

A new, simplified Scholarly Communications page is now available at Washington University. We hope you find it helpful. Evaluation by altmetrics Reliability and accuracy of altmetric providers: a comparison among Altmetric.com, PlumX and Crossref Event Data, by José Luis Ortega. Scientometrics [E...

Open Science by Design released by National Academies

By Ruth Lewis on July 30, 2018

A prepublication version of Open Science by Design is free-to-read at the National Academies site: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Accelerating Prog...

Scholarly communications selected links from June 2018

By Ruth Lewis on June 29, 2018

Impact factor/research evaluation and metrics in the news: Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2018 Release (JCR 2017 data) is now available. More info. High-profile indexing service punishes 20 journals, issues unusual warning about five others, from Retraction Watch. “Clarivate is stripping 20...

Scholarly communications selected links from May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2018

In Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules, Several Senators Note Importance of Open Internet for Research, Education and Equity ARL [Association of Research Libraries] Policy Notes, May 16, 2018. Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project #blockchai...

Scholarly communications selected links from April 2018

By Ruth Lewis on April 30, 2018

What Happens When Science Just Disappears? There are a lot of blog posts about this WIRED story. I remember when we first had online journals, then online-only journals, many scholars were afraid of this happening. And indeed, there have been cases of online journal articles disappearing, especia...

Scholarly communications selected links from March 2018

By Ruth Lewis on March 28, 2018

Preprints’ content equivalent to peer-reviewed, published? This article is getting some interesting discussion: Comparing published scientific journal articles to their pre-print versions, by Martin Klein, Peter Broadwell, Sharon E. Farb, Todd Grappone, to be published in International Jour...

News and notes for biology, Feb. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

Unsolicited and unfamiliar invitations from publishers?: Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for Peer Review: What Should Authors Do?, a discussion of warning signs and tips from Becker Medical Librarians. NIH and Other Public Access Policies – Registration Link, this is part of Becker Librar...

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...