Two giants in the library technology market move the battle over who controls library catalog records to court.
Today, Roger C. Schonfeld argues that Clarivate’s acquisition of ProQuest, which was completed last week, is another second-order consequence of open access.
Can Clarivate deliver on a single, normalized measurement of citation impact or did its marketing department promise too much?
Some journals are expected to benefit immensely under Clarivate’s new counting model.
Starting 2021, Journal Impact Factors will be calcuated using online publication dates, not print ones. But phased roll-out may lead to bias for some journals.
The structural transition wrought by the internet continues to transform the journal-centric model of scholarly publishing into a researcher-centric model of scholarly communication. Success requires engagement with researcher identity, which is a struggle even for most of the largest publishing houses. Who is competing to own researcher identity and how can other publishers engage this vital role?
Breaking News Today: Following Clarivate’s public listing and a high level reorganization, Web of Science Group CEO Annette Thomas is departing
Publishers are losing online traffic on their own platforms. What does this mean for the future of the publisher site and the hosted platform companies?
The separation of powers is as important in academic publishing as it is in government.
A public allegation of citation manipulation among 5 journals deserves a public inquiry.
As publishers increasingly lose control of the final stage of the publishing process, they are looking elsewhere to extract economic value. They are finding it upstream, in the various linked processes that lead to the (erstwhile) final document.
The suppression of three economic history journals reveals more about Clarivate’s methods than citation manipulation.
The 2018 release of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) now features citation distributions for each journal. Poor implementation may prevent these figures from being used and may actively encourage abuse by predatory publishers.
Instead of the rich and seamless digital library for scholarship that they need, researchers today encounter archipelagos of content bridged by infrastructure that is insufficient and often outdated. Researchers need a supercontinent. Will it be Elsevier, Digital Science, Clarivate, ResearchGate, or someone else? And what does this mean for other publishers?
Today, Clarivate is announcing that it recently acquired Kopernio, a startup launched last year to streamline access to scholarly content.