Peer Review Week posts continue! Last week we asked the Chefs, and this week we asked the global community: “what would improve trust in peer review?”
Peer Review Week 2020 continues with a guest post by Bahar Mehmani of Elsevier, who interviewed Professor Jeffrey Unerman about his work on the risks of self-referential peer review.
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.
Tao Tao looks at some surprising communication gaps in scholarly communication that hamper progress but also provide market opportunities.
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.
Revisiting a 2018 post — Overlooking the need for paid Editorial Office staff hobbles many attempts to reform peer review.
Looking back at a 2015 post on the musical “Hamilton”, which raises questions about history and historical practice that reflects what scholars are and aren’t doing.
Revisiting a 2015 post to ask whether we are any closer to offering researchers credit for non-research activities?
Recognizing the many ways that researchers (and others) contribute to science and scholarship has historically been challenging but we now have options, including CRediT and ORCID.
Is the value of data in decision making all hype? How can we leverage data to server our mission, customers, and our own operational effectiveness?
Announcing the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library, a new asynchronous learning platform that offers a variety of recorded video content users can access when convenient. This innovative, “anywhere, anytime” alternative to the traditional webinar broadcast is designed for scholarly communications professionals to stay abreast of the current challenges facing our industry.
Journal submission fees would reduce the continuously growing editorial and peer review burdens while allowing for better levels of rigor and oversight. Roy Kaufman makes a case for their adoption.
ResearchGate’s Joseph DeBruin looks at the balance between speed and uncertainty in scholarly communication, and how technology can facilitate better information travel.
Simon Inger rethinks the online conference through the lens of product development.