Every five years Research4Life commissions in-depth reviews of its work to understand how the work of the partnership is experienced from the users’ as well as the partners’ perspectives. Domiziana Francescon discusses the latest findings.
At a recent meeting, a debate was held on the motion: Preprints are going to replace journals. I was asked to oppose the motion and this post is based on my arguments.
Liz Bal from Jisc discusses the scholarly publishing lessons learned from COVID-19, and how they can be applied to make research communication more efficient and effective.
As many organizations are navigating reopening of offices and a hybrid work environment, Silverchair shares their process and learnings over recent months.
Mark Rober, who built a backyard obstacle course for squirrels during the early days of the pandemic, is back with an even more elaborate challenge.
A look at BioASQ — an annual competition to develop AI systems to help drive medical progress.
What does it actually mean to read digitally? Revisiting a 2018 post in light of the ongoing, pandemic-fueled drive to digital.
Today’s guest post is a recap of the recent SSP webinar, Ask the Experts: Trust in Science, with Tracey Brown (Sense About Science), Richard Sever (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press), and Eefke Smith (STM) by the moderator, Anita de Waard (Elsevier).
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.
Publication of the final report of a major global study of the effects of COVID-19 on research funding, publishing, and library budgets – and the truth that emerged in the gap between perception and reality.
Oh the joys of running a home office…
The sudden virtualization of conferences sparked a flurry of experimentation. It is now time to build the future of the scholarly meeting.
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Mark Carden looks at the many factors that go into organizing a conference and how that leads to the event’s pricing.
The pandemic has normalized remote work, but happens as it wanes? Will we go to the office again – and, if so, how often? What impact will a ‘hybrid’ way of working have on how we communicate, connect and create? Will work-from-home be the great leveller in terms of gender equality and diversity? And what will work mean if our offices are virtual and we lose those day-to-day social interactions?