By incorporating post-publication validation badges into preprints, bioRxiv begins to transform itself from a preprint server into a publishing platform.
In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, INASP conducted six interviews with inspirational women in academia from Africa and Asia. This post looks at some of the common themes and advice for supporting women and girls in research.
Outreach was the word of the moment at PIDapalooza 2018. So how can we improve persistent identifier adoption and usage by researchers?
In this update, the focus shifts to the value journal publishers offer, and who benefits.
Robert Harington talks to Ed Pentz, Executive Director of Crossref, exploring the past, present and future of Crossref, a fabulous example of how for-profit and non-profit organizations alike may collaborate when needs must.
With so much broken by the Internet, we may be moving into a mode of fixing things. Are open citations part of the solution, or more of the problem?
Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it’s fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs’ predictions for 2018.
A new book explores how biases and broken systems get built into technology products and platforms.
Library discovery can only succeed in reaching a high market share if it is intensely user-centered. Articulating user-centric principles for discovery has enabled the University Library to Illinois to evolve a discovery environment that meets the needs of its community of users.
Are we innovating in scholarly communications? What does it mean to innovate? This month the Chefs explore innovation. Come let us know your thoughts!
The Altmetric “flower” is an icon, and the annual Top 100 list a much-anticipated event. But is the flower really a stalk?
Researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America answer the question, “How do we increase diversity in scholarly communications?”
A study of how enriching keyword metadata improved sales of 4 publishers points to changes in how we should view marketing of books online.
Input from more than a dozen consultants portrays an industry struggling to adapt to a dramatically different and rapidly changing information economy.
Illegitimate – or predatory – journals are on the increase. What’s more, authors from high-, middle-, and low-income countries are now known to be publishing in them. Find out why this is the case and how we can work as a community to help stop their spread, in this interview with Kelly Cobey and Larissa Shamseer of Centre for Journalology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, to coincide with their new paper on the topic in Nature Human Behavior.