An overview of usage trends across libraries and journals indicates that usage is generally stable or up, archives remain of interest, and consumption doesn’t align with authorship or funding.
Online content v. traditional scholarly genres? Guest Joshua Piker walks us through a comparison of views and downloads, looking and reading.
In the quest to measure everything, authors are now presented with all kinds of metrics. This post reviews common sources for citation, attention, and usage metrics. Not all the tools are up for the job leaving authors wondering how to quantify the impact of their work.
It was named as one of the top apps of 2016 by both The New York Times and Time magazine. But what makes it cool?
Meta has been acquired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The arrangement will speed up the pace of scientific research and have an impact on scientific publishing.
Thoughts on Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum Analytics.
Publishers often struggle to keep pace with content discovery demands. Emerald’s user-centered discoverability strategy provides some important lessons in how publishers might adopt a more deliberate, evidence-based approach to facilitating scholarly information seeking and retrieval.
An interview with the team behind the new Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice.
President Obama has published three articles in six months in three of the world’s most prestigious scholarly journals. Is it appropriate? With these precedents, what happens when the politics of the President conflicts with the politics of science?
Elsevier’s new CiteScore service is a carefully thought-out element in the company’s competitive strategy, but it reinforces the widespread error that bibliometrics can be use as proxies for the quality of a publication.
A few take-aways from STM Week, including London Information International — why publishers have to take security seriously, why OA may need to itself be disrupted, and why we might want to rethink the “content business” positioning we have.
The real innovation of CiteScore is not another performance metric, but a new marketing model focused on editors.
A new book reviews various instances of piracy in the media industry and proposes using Big Data analyses as a means to manage it.
A recent UKSG conference explored what researchers need from scholarly communications, and whether the provisions of publishers, libraries and others are keeping up. Once again, the biggest frustration is rooted not in publisher / library services but in institutional structures for recognition.
Researchers may publish their best work at any point in their careers, a new study reports. This is not the same as success being the result of random forces or just plain “dumb luck.”