Making journal data on decision times and acceptance rates public would be tremendously helpful for authors in their decision-making process.
Few scholarly publishers make effective use of identity management, but we should — and now is a good time to consider a comprehensive identity strategy.
Ralph Youngen from the American Chemical Society discusses their efforts to provide remote access to researchers during the current pandemic and how new technologies and standards like RA21 and SeamlessAccess are helpful.
Research Outreach is a young company that helps researchers make their work more easily intelligible to a lay audience. Editorial Director Emma Feloy answers some questions about how their service works.
This guest post by Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper of Morressier highlights some of the tools available for digitizing conferences and disseminate important early stage research information.
What’s the fastest way to load passengers on an airplane?
Flashy new technologies come and go, but getting back to basics is a reminder that the “killer app” is high-quality content, composed in accordance with established standards for discoverability and accessibility.
When was the last time everyone you knew experienced the same piece of culture at the same time? Is the age of shared cultural experiences over?
Some were surprised GetFTR wasn’t immediately welcomed by the library community. @lisalibrarian analyzes why.
Today, a group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA ecosystem. This new service shows that publishers are finally beginning to address digital strategy in an environment that has steadily eroded their ability to monetize the value they create. Does it go far enough to reset the competitive environment?
Mikaela Jade and the Indigital app inspire us to question our privileged assumptions of “the user” in information design.
Amy Brand from MIT Press and the Crossref Board of Directors offers her thought on this crucial moment in the evolution of Crossref and the scholarly communications infrastructure.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the folks at textBOX can help publishers present that descriptive text (“alt-text”) to the online world, meeting key accessibility and discoverability demands.
An interview with Jason Lorgan, executive director of campus stores at @UCDavis, about the university’s innovative new textbook-affordability program.
As there is too little time to read all the papers, Paper Digest automatically lists out the key sentences of a paper.