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The Incubator Game: A Conversation with Timo Hannay – Managing Director of Digital Science

In this article we take a look at the start-up incubation business of Digital Science. Robert Harington acts as your unreliable narrator through a revealing conversation with Timo Hannay, Managing Director of Digital Science. Continue reading

Altmetric’s Top 100: What Does It All Mean?

Altmetric’s annual top 100 list provides an opportunity to see what science reached the general public and to think more about what information altmetrics really provide. Continue reading

Getting the University Presses Back in the Game

University presses have long had programs in journal publishing, but some of these programs have declined a bit in recent years. There are steps a press can take to strengthen its journal publishing program. Continue reading

Exaggerated Claims — Has “Publish or Perish” Become “Publicize or Perish”?

A recent study finds that academic press offices exaggerate claims in their press releases about published research. Worse, the vast majority of these find their way into subsequent reporting. Continue reading

“a static loop of kinetic energy…”

It’s Friday, the sky outside the window is increasingly grey and I find myself staring off into space as the year winds to a close. But if you’re going to sit mesmerized in front of a screen, then why not watch something mesmerizing, like an large bag of plastic balls being dumped onto an escalator: … Continue reading

Quantifying the Costs of Open Access in the UK

A new report, commissioned by London Higher and SPARC Europe, tries to quantify the costs undertaken by UK higher education and public sector research institutions in complying with open access mandates. The resulting numbers are quite interesting. Continue reading

Workflow without Strategy is a Dead End

The analysis of workflow is a primary activity for many publishers today, but new workflows can only lead us to where we have already been. We have to get beyond analyzing workflow and focus instead on new product development. Continue reading

Peak PLOS: Planning for a Future of Declining Revenue

How does a non-profit publisher plan for its future when its revenue stream starts resembling the stock market? Continue reading

What’s Going on in the Library? Part 1: Librarian Publishers May Be More Important Than You Think

Librarians have been acting in a limited way as publishers since well before the internet, but over the last 5 years or so, a revitalized librarian-publisher movement has emerged. This new wave of library innovation may have had its origins partly in a desire to disrupt traditional publishers, but it’s beginning to make a positive impact on the landscape of scholarly communication in some unexpected ways. Continue reading

Buried in the Matryoshka — Unpacking the “Value Add” of Peer Review

Publishers often slap labels on activities that are complex, expensive, and high-value. Worse, we often accept people calling these activities “value-add” when they are core functions of how scientific information shared. Continue reading

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