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So What’s the DEAL?: An Interview with Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30am

An interview with Springer Nature's Dagmar Laging about the emerging transformative open access agreement with Germany's Projekt DEAL. The post So What’s the DEAL?: An Interview with Springer...


ALPSP 2019 Conference Report

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:59am

This year’s annual ALPSP conference once again focused on the key issues facing society publishers – from Plan S and open access to diversity, copyright, and Brexit – offering a wide range of...


Fighting Citation Pollution — The Challenge of Detecting Fraudulent Journals in Works Cited

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:30am

Scholarly publishing needs a scalable, easily adopted, and industry-wide approach to the problem of author manuscripts including citations to articles in fraudulent journals. The post Fighting...


University of Alberta Opens Up Digital Access to Historic Curriculum Materials

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:40pm

Anyone interested in learning about what was taught in Alberta schools in the past century used to go to the basement of the H. T. Coutts Education and Kinesiology and Physical Education Library...


Promising New Hard Disk Technology

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:00am

It has been too long, two-and-a-half years, since the last of Tom Coughlin's Storage Valley Supper Club events. But he just organized one to coincide with the Flash Memory Summit. It featured an...


Internet Archive and Center for Open Science Collaborate to Preserve Open Science Data

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:56am

Open Science and research reproducibility rely on ongoing access to research data. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Leadership Grants for Libraries program,...


The Accident of Accessibility: How the data of the Teaching Excellence Framework creates neoliberal subjects

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:00am

The stated aim of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is to encourage excellence in teaching in higher education and to provide information for students to make improved decisions about the...


SSP’s New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Seminar

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:30am

A preview of next week's SSP New Directions Seminar. The post SSP’s New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Seminar appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Striking for climate action: listen to the scientists.

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:47pm

Science Exchange family members at the Global Climate Strike in Boston. Photo credit: Kristin Chalmers...


Tale of the converted: how complex social problems have made me question the use of data in driving impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:01am

In practice the way in which research impacts and influences policy and society is often thought to be a rational, ordered and linear process. Whilst this might represent a ‘common sense...


Breaking News: Annette Thomas Leaves Clarivate

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:30am

Breaking News Today: Following Clarivate's public listing and a high level reorganization, Web of Science Group CEO Annette Thomas is departing The post Breaking News: Annette Thomas Leaves...


Book Review: Re-Engineering Humanity by Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:45am

In Re-Engineering Humanity, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger explore how the rise of new technologies and datafication grounded in machinic rationality risk conditioning humans to become more...


Lessons from the past – Why our current understanding of UK research policy is wrong

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:00am

As a result of Brexit, research policy in the UK is being asked to perform an increasingly large array of functions and will likely undergo significant changes. In this post David Edgerton draws on...


Peer Review Week — the Podcast and the Videos!

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 2:30am

We're delighted to end this year's Peer Review Week celebrations by sharing some great community resources that you can use all year round! The post Peer Review Week — the Podcast and the...


Climate Change Research from PLOS ONE

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:47am

  PLOS ONE has always welcomed climate change research, notably partnering with James Hansen and colleagues to publish a PLOS Collection on Responding to Climate Change in 2013. Six years on,...


Giving New Life to Out-of-Print Books Through Controlled Digital Lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:35pm

Dean Bartoli Smith’s book of poetry about growing up in Baltimore came out in 2000. American Boy was long past its sales life until it was resurrected by being digitized by the Internet Archive...


Google's Fenced Garden

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:00am

In the wake of Lina Khan's masterful January 2017 Yale Law Journal article Amazon's Antitrust Paradox, both anti-trust investigations of the FAANGs and anti-trust remedies have been consuming...


Guest Post — A Perspective from the Peer Review Congress

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:30am

From the Peer Review Congress, what's changed and what's about to change? John Sack conducts an interview with the Executive Director and Co-Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and...


Giving Credit: Gender and the hidden labour behind academic prestige

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00am

In recent months, a number of high profile cases have focused attention on how credit is attributed to the creation of academic research and in particular the way in which the role of women is often...


Quality in Peer Review: An Interview with Tracey Brown, Sense about Science

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:30am

Continuing our celebration of Peer Review Week 2019, today Alice Meadows interviews Tracey Brown, OBE, Director of Sense about Science, which has been involved in Peer Review Week from the start. The...


Interesting Articles From Usenix

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00am

Unless you're a member of Usenix (why aren't you?) you'll have to wait a year to read two of three interesting preservation-related articles in the Fall 2019 issue of ;login:. Below the fold is a...


Disrupting transcription – How automation is transforming a foundational research method

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:30am

The transcription of verbal and non-verbal social interactions is a central feature of social research and remains one of the most labour intensive and time consuming parts of many research projects...


How to Be A Good Peer Reviewer

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:30am

A major factor in determining quality in the peer review process are the reviewers. Without peers providing high-quality reviews, the value-add of the peer review process declines. We started this...


Multidisciplinary Peer Review at PLOS ONE – improving the quality of peer review for interdisciplinary research

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:14am

As we celebrate Peer Review Week, we are grateful for the contributions of reviewers and editors across a vast number of disciplines who make peer review possible for all areas of science. Since its...


Meet PLOS ONE Author Carrie Dolan

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:44am

    Carrie Dolan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia..     What first drew you to your field of research?...