Can Clarivate deliver on a single, normalized measurement of citation impact or did its marketing department promise too much?
Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest: analysis by Roger Schonfeld
The Journal of Open Source Software was designed from scratch using the principles of open source and software design practices. This has both advantages and disadvantages, particularly with respect to elements of the traditional scholarly publishing ecosystem.
As publishers and librarians draw conclusions from the last year of usage data, we must look to qualitative analysis to round out the picture of the human conditions behind the quantitative trends.
The DocMaps Project offers a machine-readable, interoperable and extensible framework for capturing valuable context about the processes used to create research products such as journal articles.
Emerald Publishing’s identity strategy aims to re-conceive their publishing platform as a digital experience that builds emotive connections with users and seamlessly delivers the answers they need.
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Do Sci-Hub downloads cause more citations, or are high impact papers simply downloaded more often?
Deborah Sweet of Cell Press discusses their recently introduced Inclusion and Diversity Statement in this interview with Alice Meadows
Some journals are expected to benefit immensely under Clarivate’s new counting model.
Daniel Katz and Hollydawn Murray present the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group’s guidelines for citing the software used in research publications.
Rachel Caldwell presents PAPPI, a proposed matrix for determining how well a publisher or vendor aligns with the mission of libraries.
Phill Jones interviews Joris van Rossum and Lois Jones about the STM working group on peer review taxonomy. What is it for and how will it work?
Starting 2021, Journal Impact Factors will be calcuated using online publication dates, not print ones. But phased roll-out may lead to bias for some journals.
Christos Petrou looks at the impact on publication volumes, and what that might mean for next year.