Two videos offer tips on separating the actual research done in medical studies from the often over-hyped media coverage.
Shaun Khoo questions whether authors will exercise their market power to put downward pressure on article processing charges.
ACRL’s latest report identifies needed areas of research to help foster a more open, inclusive and equitable scholarly communications system.
This guest post about training and other resources for open research is authored by Fiona Murphy, Nicky Agate, Amy Price, and Stephanie Hagstrom, members of the Steering Committee for Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute.
Robert Harington talks to Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, to discover more about the recent launch of the Knowledge Futures Group.
Widely available high-quality, up-to-date, complete metadata could significantly speed up the dissemination of scholarly research. Metadata 2020 is working to make this a reality. Learn how and why in this post by Alice Meadows.
A brief review of studies linking social media and article-level performance.
The latest report from SPARC is a departure from advocacy and is very well done. Robert Harington discusses key findings from Claudio Aspesi et al., for SPARC – A Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications for Academic Institutions
Despite the near consensus about the popularity (or lack thereof) of commenting on academic articles, there is surprisingly little publicly available data relating to commenting rates. To address this, a team of academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Loughborough have recently published research into article commenting on PLOS journals. Simon Wakeling, Stephen Pinfield and Peter Willett report here on their findings.
Rick Anderson interviews Jeff MacKie-Mason about the University of California system’s recent break with Elsevier.
Remembering one of the founding fathers of molecular biology and modern genetics, Sydney Brenner.
What is the future of AI in scholarly communications? How can applications of AI in scholarly communications effectively leverage research artifacts?
Last week’s ACRL and STM conferences demonstrated that libraries and publishers have a renewed desire to understand the researcher experience and embrace the scholarly information practices that will define our future.
Sharing and evaluating early stage research findings can be challenging, but that’s starting to change. Learn more in this guest post by Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper of Morressier
On Friday, Ithaka S+R released the latest cycle of our long-standing US Faculty Survey which has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of higher education faculty members on a triennial basis since 2000. Here we discuss the latest results.