Publishing quality-impact factors-peer review

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...

Scholarly communications selected links from November 2016

By Ruth Lewis on November 30, 2016

ORCiD Open Researcher and Contributor ID: Wiley, Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society now require authors to provide their ORCiD when they submit articles. They join many other publishers which have signed the ORCiD Open Letter. More info in press releases: Wiley and Royal Soc...

Scholarly communications selected links from September 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 30, 2016

The last week of October will be the ninth International Open Access Week with the theme “Open in Action;” the theme will “highlight the researchers, librarians, students, and others who have made a commitment to working in the open and how that decision has benefited them—from researchers ...