The Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) meeting in Europe is 10 years old, but feels as fresh and frisky as some of the meetings in the US used to. This report touches on some of the most interesting threads of two days’ worth of interesting presentations and conversations.
Serving as President of SSP for a year let me see how uniquely beneficial this organization is for scholarly publishing.
Much of the public debate about open access is polarized, but a recent study of scientific communications shows that extremism breeds more extremism. Isn’t it time we started to look at more effective ways to communicate – to listen, learn to understand each others’ views, and find ways of collaborating and cooperating, rather than competing?
EBSCO has recently acquired altmetrics startup Plum Analytics. What will this mean for both companies and altmetrics in general?
Revisiting Todd Carpenter’s 2012 post on the value of altmetrics.
The Jack Andraka story develops further. SSP pages on Wikipedia are taken down by a disgruntled commentator. And Andraka’s draft paper gets a preliminary review, and both the reviewers and Andraka admit it’s less game-changing than the media has led us to believe.
If there was a word of the year competition for Scholarly Publishing, #Altmetrics would be a favorite to win. David Sommer, co-founder and Director of Kudos discusses how this new service could offer usable measurements of the array of article promotion and influencing activities undertaken by scholars.
Under Open Access mandates, what constitutes a “federally funded” paper?
How well does the scholarly publishing field fare in terms of the number of women in leadership roles compared with others?
Framing “altmetrics” as alternative may limit their potential — they have to be “alternative” to something already in existence. How do we move new measures robustly into the mainstream?
A guide to the values, cultures and scholarly communication behaviors of academics. A must read for publishers and technologists.
Innovations in scholarly communications often come about through bold and often reckless investments in new capacity, for which the utility is not always obvious.
What would SSP IN be without a field trip? Seed Media’s Joy Moore arranged an expedition to community art space AS220 where IN attendees viewed work by local artists, had lunch, and talked with Bert Crenca, AS220’s founder and artistic […]
The claim that all physics articles are deposited in the arXiv is a myth, according to recent study of self-archiving.