How do shifts in cultural and economic views on social behavior affect the decision of a student, or researcher when deciding whether or not to join a relevant academic society? What social and economic forces are involved in an academic’s collaborative life, publishing life, and teaching life? Robert Harington delves into a fascinating report from the World Bank, entitled World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society and Behavior and its relevance for publishing and academia.
A paper claiming to have identified “the 1%” in productive published researchers may suffer from problems with disambiguation, timing, and scope.
Within a few short years, China has become an economic and scientific powerhouse. Watch the dynamic bubble plot.
The explosion of mobile phones is now being met with educational and use-case initiatives. When will scholarly publishers grasp the opportunities?
Free scientific journal access programs claims to boost article output in developing countries. A deeper analysis of the data shows otherwise.