Alice Meadows

I am Director of Communications for Wiley's Global Research (Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly) business. I previously held a range of marketing roles in both the US and the UK, including most recently as Director of Society Relations for Wiley. I was also a founding partner in a small business offering marketing services to scholarly and STM publishers. Note: The opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.
Alice Meadows has written 30 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Maximizing the Impact of Research – An Interview with Deborah Hardoon of Oxfam

Demonstrating the value of scholarly research is increasingly critical to academic success. This interview with Oxfam’s Deborah Hardoon shows that there’s much we can learn from organizations outside of academia about maximizing research impact . Continue reading

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really Really Want – First Results from a New Survey on Scholarly Society Membership

Results from a new survey – one of the largest of its kind – shed light on why people choose to belong to scholarly societies. And why they don’t… Continue reading

Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship – An Interview with Robin Champieux and Jill Emery about this New Conference

April sees the first Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship conference, described by the organizers as providing a “broad and collaborative forum for addressing and affecting scholarly and scientific communication. Find out more about this new meeting in our interview with two ARCS 2015 Board members, Robin Champieux and Jill Emery Continue reading

Flipping, not Flopping: Converting Subscription Journals to Open Access

In an increasingly open world, should more subscription journals be converted to OA? And if so, why, how, and when? Continue reading

Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks – An Interview with Fred Dylla about STM’s Draft Guidelines and Consultation

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers recently launched a consultation, requesting feedback from all stakeholders about their draft principles on article sharing on scholarly communication networks. Find out more about how and why these principles are needed and what the consultation hopes to achieve, n this interview with Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, and project lead for the initiative. Continue reading

Peer Review — Recognition Wanted!

Despite recent criticisms, peer review remains central to scholarly communication – but identifying and maintaining a steady stream of trained and knowledgeable peer reviewers is increasingly challenging. With researchers under more pressure than ever to publish or perish, some journal editors would like to see more support and recognition for peer review from their institutions and funders. Continue reading

To Share or not to Share? That is the (Research Data) Question…

With increased pressure from funding bodies and others for researchers to make their data open, as well as their research articles, it’s important to understand who is already sharing what data, how, why – and why not… Continue reading

An Interview with Amy Brand on a Proposed New Contributor Taxonomy Initiative

We’ve got DOIs (digital object identifiers) to help identify research articles, images, and other digital objects, and ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor IDs) to help disambiguate the authors of those objects. Now there’s a new initiative to create a contributor taxonomy that identifies who’s done what in the creation of published research – find out more in our interview with Amy Brand, one of the brains behind the concept. Continue reading

Public Access: Getting More Research to More People

Despite the increase in open access publishing, public access initiatives like Research4Life, INASP, the UK’s Access2Research pilot, and more are still playing a valuable role in making research publications more widely available, both to researchers outside of the developed world, and to the general public. Continue reading

What Societies Really Think About Open Access

What do societies really think about Open Access? A recent survey, though small, provides some initial answers… Continue reading

How Can We Make the Publishing Process More Sound?

At a time when more research articles are more readily available to more readers globally than ever before, it’s crucial we are confident that those papers meet the highest standards and, that on those occasions where they don’t, there is a sound system in place to revise or retract them. So what can we do to make the publishing process more sound?
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The Next Big Things?

Privacy, trust and managing the cultural record bubble to the surface of growing concerns. Continue reading

In (Digital) Scholarly Communications We Trust?

With all the disruption and upheaval in digital scholarly communications, how do today’s researchers decide which articles and publications they can trust to read, cite, and write for? A recent study finds that, somewhat surprisingly, peer review and other traditional tools remain as popular as ever with most groups, though social media is increasingly popular with some. Continue reading

Collaborate, co-operate, communicate!

Much of the public debate about open access is polarized, but a recent study of scientific communications shows that extremism breeds more extremism. Isn’t it time we started to look at more effective ways to communicate – to listen, learn to understand each others’ views, and find ways of collaborating and cooperating, rather than competing? Continue reading

A Brighter Future for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences?

Journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences are often seen as the poor relations compared with their counterparts in science, technology, and medicine – but perhaps that is starting to change. Continue reading

The Evolution of Digital Publishing and its Formats

A video detailing the evolution of digital publishing, and the enduring popularity of the PDF. Continue reading

The Times They Are A’Changing – Or Are They?

The results of the most recent ALPSP publisher survey offer some surprising results. Continue reading

Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top in Scholarly Publishing?

How well does the scholarly publishing field fare in terms of the number of women in leadership roles compared with others? Continue reading

An Interview with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center

Roy Kaufman discusses new ventures at CCC, the impact of OA on licensing and ways to enable text and data mining. Continue reading

An Interview with Bob Weinschenk, CEO of SIPX

SIPX aims to simplify digital rights management for end users – faculty and students – while at the same time making life easier for the publishers and purchasers of the content Continue reading

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