As more publishers semantically enrich documents, Todd Carpenter considers whether links are the same as citations
What do we really know about the linkages between good metadata and positive, productive user experiences with scholarly journals?
Since in-person events are likely not going away, and neither are virtual ones, conference organizers are left with the most complex of options: hybrid. How can scholarly publishers help?
Continuing a series looking at start-ups in the scholarly sector, from what they do and how it could be useful, to how they have got started, and tips they would share with other entrepreneurs. This time, an interview with Andrew Preston and Ben Kaube, two of the founders of online seminar platform Cassyni
Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.
When do new approaches to research communication become an end unto themselves? How much more work can we pile on researchers? Is more information always better than less?
How much has changed in a dozen years? Lettie Conrad looks back at Ann Michael’s post from the 2009 SSP Annual Meeting, “Publishing for the Google Generation”.
Turns out, digital transformation is actually more human than technical. Learn more in these case studies from Emerald and De Gruyter.
The nuances between spelling mistakes, autocorrects, fat finger errors, atomic typos, muscle memory flaws, and the reason we only spot them AFTER pressing send.
As publishers and librarians draw conclusions from the last year of usage data, we must look to qualitative analysis to round out the picture of the human conditions behind the quantitative trends.
Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.
Juan Fuentes talks to Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme about what they’ve learned from producing the SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast.
In today’s post, chefs Alice Meadows and Tim Vines interview Richard Wynne, Founder of Rescognito, a free service for recognizing and promoting Open Research.
Emerald Publishing’s identity strategy aims to re-conceive their publishing platform as a digital experience that builds emotive connections with users and seamlessly delivers the answers they need.