The suppression of three economic history journals reveals more about Clarivate’s methods than citation manipulation.
Publisher of performance metrics suppresses 20 journals, 14 for high levels of self-citation and 6 for citation stacking, releases Editorial Expression of Concern for 5 others.
The 2018 release of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) now features citation distributions for each journal. Poor implementation may prevent these figures from being used and may actively encourage abuse by predatory publishers.
Editors are in a position of power to coerce authors to cite their journal and personal papers. Can algorithms help detect misconduct when authors and journal staff are unwilling to speak out?
Phil Davis examines how publication timing can affect annual Journal Impact Factor scores.
Why do authors continue to cite preprints years after they’ve been formally published?
Starting today, anyone who visits the online retailer Amazon will soon be able to review manuscripts, just like pens, sneakers, and toiletry products.
Why would a for-profit, VC funded publisher celebrate by committing itself to a full year’s worth of additional expenses with no additional revenue?
By incorporating post-publication validation badges into preprints, bioRxiv begins to transform itself from a preprint server into a publishing platform.
Solving the transfer problem has created a widespread perception that rejecting a manuscript–especially after considerable time and resources have been devoted to its review–is downright wasteful. If it’s publishable, why not publish it?