Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Igor Kleshchevich, and Bruce Rosenblum look at the complexities of adding preprints to the citation record and suggest best practices going forward.
In support of #PeerRevWk20 theme #TrustInPeerReview, we asked the Chefs how trust in peer review could be improved. See what the said and add your thoughts!
Armstrong & Miller on the challenges of getting academics to communicate work in simple terms. Or perhaps the challenges of people expecting you to be able to communicate something complicated in simple terms.
Rick Anderson interviews Kim Eggleton of IOP about the publisher’s recently announced move to 100% double-blind peer review.
A surprisingly meditative lesson in Differential Contrast Interference Microscopy.
We revisit our analysis of how adopting a strict data policy affects journal submissions and find that the effects depend a lot on Impact Factor trends
A look back at 2014’s discussion of measuring the immeasurable.
Regional variance in childhood jokes offers a fun look at the impact of mass media on culture.
We stand by our data. We just won’t share it or believe that you replicated our study.
Scientific authorship comes with benefits, but also responsibilities. If authors are unwilling to explain their work, editors must step up to defend their journal.
A paper linking tweets and citations comes under attack, but more from the authors’ inability to answer even basic questions about their paper and resistance to share their data.
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential part of the open research infrastructure, but need widespread adoption to be effective. Learn about Jisc’s plans to increase adoption through a national PID consortium in this post by Alice Meadows.
The Professional Skills Map, initiated by the SSP Career Development Committee aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal strengths and interpersonal and technical skills, and then map those skill sets to fitting roles across the industry, empowering them to advance in their current roles and explore potential career paths they may not have previously considered.
In this interview Robert Harington asks Daniel Hook (CEO of Digital Science and co-author of the new Digital Science report. How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture) about his views on fundamental shifts in research culture as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The findings of the Workplace Equity Project’s 2018 survey have recently been published as a peer-reviewed article in Learned Publishing – learn more in this interview with WEP founders Susan Spilka, Simone Taylor, and Jeri Wachter