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Publishers Announce a Major New Service to Plug Leakage

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:30am

Today, a group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA...


On Being Accepted: The Views of Four People with Disabilities Working in Scholarly Communications

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:30am

What's it like to be work in scholarly communications as a person with a disability - physical or mental? See our world through the eyes of four individuals with disabilities in this interview by...


Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:00am

Academics who engage with local stakeholders to develop their research processes often find themselves spanning between the local language in which the research process takes place and English, the...


Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao

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

Welcoming a new Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao. The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


China Strives to Catch Up on STM Publishing: An Interview with Dr. Zong-Ming Cheng and Dr. Xiaofeng Wang

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 2:31am

China is making great official strides in developing a system of scholarly communications. Tao Tao interviews two experts for their opinions on how international collaborations and internal...


Book Review: The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:30am

In The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism, Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias argue that the quantified world is not a new frontier, but rather...


Off for the Holiday — And We Want to Thank You

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 2:30am

We're off for the US Thanksgiving holiday. A musical salute to our readers. The post Off for the Holiday — And We Want to Thank You appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2019 Part 2

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 2:30am

The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list. The post Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read...


737 MAX: The Case Against Boeing

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 8:00am

The title of Alec McGillis' The Case Against Boeing is misleading. Samya Stumo, one of the victims of the second 737 MAX crash was the daughter of a niece of Ralph Nader:They were the first American...


Meet PLOS ONE Author Augusto Cardoso-dos-Santos

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 8:22am

    Augusto Cardoso-dos-Santos is a PhD student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil     What first drew you to your field of...


Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2019 Part 1

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 2:30am

The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow. The post Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read...


Top 10 Reasons to Support the Internet Archive

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:05pm

DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT THIS NON-PROFIT LIBRARY FOR ALL Today, the Internet Archive launches is End of Year Fundraising Campaign. We’re lucky to have a 2-to-1 Matching Grant for the next few weeks,...


The Tyranny of Unintended Consequences: Richard Poynder on Open Access and the Open Access Movement

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:30am

A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement. The post The...


Book Review: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:02am

In The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Shoshana Zuboff offers a comprehensive account of the new form of economic oppression that has crept...


Inaugural meeting of the Comics, Games & Media Research Group & First Blog Post

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:24am

We had the inaugural meeting of the City HCID Comics, Games & Media Research Group this week! The Comics, Games & Media Research Group is dedicated to exploring the interconnections between...


An Interview with Guest Editors for the Photovoltaic Materials Call for Papers

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:00am

One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is meeting the ever-increasing demand for energy consumption whilst reducing the environmental impact of energy production and storage. Solar...


Is PLOS Running Out Of Time? Financial Statements Suggest Urgency To Innovate

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:30am

The publisher is committed to financial sustainability. How it achieves it is an open question. The post Is PLOS Running Out Of Time? Financial Statements Suggest Urgency To Innovate appeared first...


Working to the rule – How bibliometric targets distorted Italian research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:00am

As Goodhart’s law states: ‘when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure’. Using bibliometrics to measure and assess researchers has become increasingly common, but does...


Transferring skills and knowledge for scale-up and sustainability

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:32am

Tabitha Buchner discusses the role of “multipliers” in ensuring that work to transform higher education continues and grows beyond the lifetime of the TESCEA partnership.


Historians Respond to Plan S: Open Access vs OA Policies Redux

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:30am

For years humanists have been pointing to the real advantages of openness and accessibility, and the real costs of rigid, monolithic open access policies. The Royal Historical Society studied the...


Celebrating Years of Impactful Research and Broad Reach on PLOS ONE

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:05am

0000-0002-6370-4254  The year is almost over and here on the PLOS ONE team we’ve been reflecting on the tremendous impact our authors’ work has had in the community. Each year, nearly 100,000...


A Systemic View of Research Impact – An Invitation

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00am

How do we understand research impact and how does this understanding shape the knowledge societies in which academics carry out and communicate their research? Posing these questions, Benedikt Fecher...


Digital Bangladesh: How Research Data Defines Development

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:30am

Bangladesh continues to make progress toward its vision of growth with a digital agenda, but good data and collaboration with researchers is important to ensure that the process is effective. The...


Seeds Or Code?

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:00am

I'd like to congratulate Microsoft on a truly excellent PR stunt, drawing attention to two important topics about which I've been writing for a long time, the cultural significance of open source...


Requesters: Notice of email address change for PO submission

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:56am

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