Force11 Blogs


Guest Post — The Emergence of Chinese STM Publishers: Threat or Opportunity? An Interview with Matthias Wahls

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:30am

A look at the recent acquisition of EDP by Science Press, and the larger implications it holds for the future of Chinese science publishing. The post Guest Post — The Emergence of Chinese STM...


Guest Post — Attending an International Seminar from the Comfort of your own Boardroom: A Publisher’s Experience with Virtual Meetings

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:30am

Amber Dilabbio discusses the University of Toronto Press' experience with virtual attendance at a publishing meeting. The post Guest Post — Attending an International Seminar from the Comfort...


QUIZ: Are you a Star Provider on Science Exchange?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:40am

As a verified provider on Science Exchange, you join the ranks of the world’s top CROs and academic core laboratories listed on the...


Introducing the Targeted Anticancer Therapies and Precision Medicine in Cancer Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 9:00am

  While the rate of death from cancer has been declining since the 1990s, an estimated 9.6 million people died from cancer in 2018, making it the second-leading cause of death worldwide [1]....


Pushing research to the limit – Who innovates in social science research?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 3:00am

Innovation in any field of research often runs the risk of being poorly judged and misunderstood by researchers beholden to more conventional methods. What then allows researchers to undertake...


Data Visualization: Shuffling a Deck of Cards

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:30am

Complex datasets can be difficult to visualize. Here, the position of each card in a deck of 52 is shown during shuffling. The post Data Visualization: Shuffling a Deck of Cards appeared first on The...


EveryONE: Dr. Zilma Reis

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:50am

Dr. Reis: Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Professor Alfredo Balena, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil What is your area of study and why is it important? I...


Auditing The Integrity Of Multiple Replicas

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:00am

The fundamental problem in the design of the LOCKSS system was to audit the integrity of multiple replicas of content stored in unreliable, mutually untrusting systems without downloading the entire...


Can Geowalling Save Open Access?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:30am

Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. As a thought experiment, @lisalibrarian explores what Plan S principles would be compromised by this tactic. The post Can Geowalling Save Open Access?...


Managing secrets in higher education

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:30am

In this re-post, Morten Hansen uses secrecy as a prism to deconstruct dynamics and processes in higher education. The reflections spring from various research projects on topics ranging from the...


Archiving Online Local News with the News Measures Research Project

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:55am

Over the past two years Archive-It, Internet Archive’s web archiving service, has partnered with researchers at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of...


Guest Post — Dard Hunter and the Last Real Book: A Cri de Coeur

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 2:30am

Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world. The post Guest Post — Dard Hunter and the Last...


Academic Publishers As Parasites

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 8:00am

This is just a quick post to draw attention to From symbiont to parasite: the evolution of for-profit science publishing by UCSF's Peter Walter and Dyche Mullins in Molecular Biology of the Cell. It...


Building sustainability of self-supporting communities: INASP’s approaches

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:12am

Joanna Wild discusses why vibrant, sustainable communities of practice are not straightforward - and what we can do about it


Researchers’ Social License – in Need of Renewal?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 2:30am

Social license, in the context of research, is a form of public 'approval' that ensures research is funded, that its results are respected, and that participation is willingly engaged in, where...


Supporting Ghana’s Parliament to use data to achieve the SDGs

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:33am

In June this year, we embarked on an exciting two-year project - Data for Accountability - which helps the Parliament of Ghana to improve the national quality of life through evidence, using data to...


If we choose to align open access to research with geo-political borders we negate the moral value of open access

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 8:15am

It has recently been suggested that to support the development of open access (OA) in Europe, access to open research might be ‘geoblocked’, or limited, to those countries that were involved in...


Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit Debuts at Charleston

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 2:30am

Elsevier's new CEO Kumsal Bayazit's debuted in front of a librarian audience at last week's Charleston Conference. Analysis from Roger Schonfeld. The post Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit Debuts at...


Book Review: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 6:00am

In Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Bruno Latour explores the political and philosophical challenges proper to a time defined by an environmental and socio-economic crisis. Rodrigo...


Providers: What are LIQs (Lab-Initiated Quotes) and why should I use them?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:32am

HELP FOR PROVIDERS...


Get Your Writing Caps On! One Week Left for SSP Concurrent Session Proposal Submissions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 2:30am

The SSP Annual Meeting Program Committee is currently accepting concurrent session proposals for the 42nd Annual Meeting, being held next May 27–29 in Boston. Here's how to put together a session...


InSphero joins Science Exchange Network to Offer Expanded Online Access to 3D InSight™ Microtissue Technology and Services

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:06pm

R&D services platform will make it easier for researchers throughout the world to purchase InSphero assay ready models and services for...


Is our current research culture on the brink of major change?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:00am

The culture of research often appears timeless and self-evident. Despite the current system of research being critiqued for its lack of openness, diversity and at times quality, it has remained...


Guest Post — Transparency: What Can One Learn from a Trove of Invoices?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:30am

A new dataset from the Gates Foundation offers insights into author choices and APC pricing. The post Guest Post — Transparency: What Can One Learn from a Trove of Invoices? appeared first on...


7th Annual Aaron Swartz Day at the Internet Archive

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:04pm

The Internet Archive is hosting a FOIAPOLOOZA to celebrate Aaron Swartz and to provide a yearly showcase of his many interests. Aaron’s work focused on civic awareness and activism and we...