With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HumetricsHSS is a kind of meta-workshop in “rethinking humane indicators of excellence in the humanities and social sciences.”
Franklin Foer’s new book is a bracing account of the current information economy, the monopolies and motivations at its heart, and the weakening of democratized knowledge.
Librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe offers thoughts on where the ongoing clash between scholarly publishers and ResearchGate may end up.
In the shift beyond content licensing and towards supporting researcher workflow, Elsevier has few competitors. A key question is whether Digital Science and SpringerNature should be understood strategically as one company, or two. Who owns Digital Science?
Like other greying professions, demographic data for ARL libraries warn us of a breaking wave of retirements but may paint an unrealistic picture of what the beach will look like after the surf has settled.
Last week’s Transforming Research conference in Baltimore, MD, gathered a range of speakers across the academic and professional spectrum. Charlie Rapple highlights some of the new research that was shared, and draws out some of the prevalent themes.
The search tools and social networks we increasingly rely on are all dependent on advertising-based business models. What does this mean for scholarly communication?
Citations and the metrics around their use are an important part of evaluation and promotion of science and scientists and yet, little attention is paid to them in the peer review process. In this post, Angela Cochran makes a call to critically review reference lists and develop standards around what should and should not be included.
Sara Rouhi from Altmetric reflects on the biases of the “research industrial complex”.
Designed to identify individuals who might be gaming their h-index score, the s-index may do more harm than good.
Use of printed books in large North American research libraries is falling even faster than we think.
As an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor, editors propose an index that measures highly cited papers.
How do you know which technologies, tools, or best practices to incorporate into your organization? What if you had money to invest? Where would you place your bets? This month, we asked the Chefs that question. Come see what they said.
Journal suppression is an effective tool for reducing high rates of self-citation, even years after a title is reintroduced.
Linda Bennett and Annika Bennett of Gold Leaf discuss the results of their recent study of stakeholder views on the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework.