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A Tribute To Don Waters

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:00am

Michael Keller has written, in Exploiting the opportunities of the maturing digital age: the first twenty years of the Scholarly Communications Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, what is...


Spotlight on Ripeta - shortlisted for the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:30am

On 12 September we will be announcing the winners of the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing.  In this series of posts leading up to the Awards ceremony we meet our four...


Fitting the mould – What the European Commission’s second tender for an Open Research Publishing Platform tells us about the future of scholarly communication

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 2:59am

The European Commission recently announced a second tender for its Open Research Publishing Platform, a venture designed to meet the publication requirements of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funded...


Guest Post — A Case for Universal and Simplified Journal Systems

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 2:30am

If publishers truly are service providers, then better care should be taken in setting up journal submission guidelines and formats. This guest post by Mriganka Awati shares author feedback on the...


Reflections on academic fundraising: the art of getting there

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 3:29am

Fundraising, or grant capture, has become an increasingly established part of a career in the social sciences. Whereas, in the UK this process has become institutionalized, in other research systems...


The Value of Redundancy in Research, or, In Research, Redundancy Has Value

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:30am

The systems of research and scholarly communication contain a lot of redundancy. This is a good thing. The post The Value of Redundancy in Research, or, In Research, Redundancy Has Value appeared...


Book Review: Getting the Most out of Your Doctorate: The Importance of Supervision, Networking and Becoming a Global Academic edited by Mollie Dollinger

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 2:45am

In Getting the Most out of Your Doctorate: The Importance of Supervision, Networking and Becoming a Global Academic, editor Mollie Dollinger brings together commentary and analysis from an...


The hidden cost of having a eureka moment, but not being able to put it in your own words

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:00am

Accessibility in scholarly communications is often framed as an economic and technical question of enabling more people to have access and engage with research literature. However, the dominance of...


Videos of the SSP 2019 Meeting Sessions Now Available

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 2:30am

Videos of the sessions from the SSP's 2019 Annual Meeting are now available. The post Videos of the SSP 2019 Meeting Sessions Now Available appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


To achieve a truly ‘Global Britain’ we need to take international research policy partnerships seriously

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:13am

The relationship between the UK’s research endeavour and its international partners is likely to change in coming years as a result of changes in domestic funding streams and a potentially sharp exit...


Two New Initiatives at eLife To Start the Eisen Era

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:30am

Michael Eisen's bold visions for eLife emerge on Twitter. We consider two of his proposed initiatives. The post Two New Initiatives at eLife To Start the Eisen Era appeared first on The Scholarly...


Using mobile applications for social science research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 3:59am

In this post Dr Reka Solymosi & Dr Michael Chataway discuss the use of mobile phone applications as a research method in the social sciences. Reflecting on their own use of apps to study fear of...


Guest Post — Equity is Possible: Forging Paths toward Equity and Anti-Racism in Scholarly Publishing

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:30am

In this guest post, Gisela Fosado and Cathy Rimer-Surles of Duke UP share highlights and a video from their panel session on equity at the 2019 AUPresses Annual Meeting, plus helpful recommendations...


Quality Criteria in Scholarship and Science: Proposing a Visualization of Their Interactions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:30am

Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality. The post Quality Criteria in Scholarship and Science:...


Spotlight on preLights - shortlisted for the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:30am

We will be announcing the winner of this year's ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing at the ALPSP 2019 Conference.  In this series, we meet the finalists...In this post, we speak to...


Guest Post — The Future of FAIR, as Told by the Past

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 2:30am

Where will FAIR end up? What will be its value to research data management stakeholders? To see into the future, Brian Lavoie of OCLC suggests we start by looking into the past in this guest post....


Book Review: The Joy of Search

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 1:45am

In this repost, Jill O’Neil reviews Daniel M. Russell’s The Joy of Search: A google insiders guide to going beyond the basics. Finding the book to offer a lively means of helping users to...


India’s retrospective review of PhD research quality is set to significantly change research practices

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 - 2:59am

India’s University Grants Commission recently invited proposals to retrospectively assess the quality of PhD theses awarded by the country’s universities over the past 10 years. In this post Santosh...


The Most Popular Social Media Networks Over Time

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 - 2:30am

A look at the most popular social media networks by users over time. The post The Most Popular Social Media Networks Over Time appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Librarians Share Benefits of Controlled Digital Lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 3:23pm

Librarians and advocates gathered in the Hart Senate Building to talk to policymakers about Controlled Digital Lending This summer, representatives from the Internet Archive joined librarians and...


Wine on WIndows 10

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

SourceDavid Gerard posts Wine on Windows 10. It works.Windows 10 introduced Windows Subsystem for Linux — and the convenience of Ubuntu downloadable from the Microsoft Store. This makes this dumb...


AmeliCA before Plan S – The Latin American Initiative to develop a cooperative, non-commercial, academic led, system of scholarly communication

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 3:59am

Open access is often discussed as a process of flipping the existing closed subscription based model of scholarly communication to an open one. However, in Latin America an open access ecosystem for...


Open Source for Scholarly Publishing: An Inventory and Analysis

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:30am

Today, the MIT Press is issuing a new research report, Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms. It provides an inventory of some 52 ongoing open source...


Book Review: Think Tanks: The New Knowledge and Policy Brokers in Asia by James G. McGann

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:00am

In Think Tanks: The New Knowledge and Policy Brokers in Asia, James G. McGann examines the role of think tanks in Asia, exploring their current limitations as well as how they can expand and improve...


Spotlight on Scite - shortlisted for the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:00am

On 12 September we will be announcing the winners of this year's ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing.  In this series of posts, we meet the finalists to learn a little more about each of...