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Science Exchange Partners with Joint Pharma+Academic Consortium to Improve Research Reproducibility

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 3:00am

Science Exchange, the leading SaaS-enabled marketplace platform for outsourced R&D services, has partnered with the European Quality In...


The Role of Information in UN Sustainability Goals: Highlights from the 2020 ASIS&T Meeting

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:30am

Information scholars address UN sustainability goals during virtual 2020 ASIS&T conference The post The Role of Information in UN Sustainability Goals: Highlights from the 2020 ASIS&T Meeting...


Reflections on the rapid response roundtable

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:57pm

This is the eleventh post in a six-week series: Rapid or Rushed? exploring rapid response publishing in covid times. Read the rest of the series here. In the post, Helen Kara, editor of three rapid...


How to run an academic writing retreat and bring the campus back together

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:09am

Since it started in 2011, Academic Writing Month has seen a growth of workshops and initiatives aimed at helping researchers to prioritise writing projects.  In 2020, as many researchers are in...


What a Mangled Press Conference on COVID Can Tell Us About the Need for Good Data Storytelling

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:30am

Last week the UK government COVID held a press briefing in an attempt to get the country behind new travel and social restrictions. What lessons can we learn from this bad example of how not to...


Book Review: Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion and the Future of Policing by Sarah Brayne

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 1:50am

This review originally appeared on LSE Review of Books. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the managing editor of LSE Review of Books, Dr Rosemary Deller, at ...


Equipping PhD researchers for social media success

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 1:15am

Social media is increasingly recognised as an important feature of academic life and institutions are investing in training sessions to help doctoral students towards this. However, what this...


The Lockdown Chronicles S2 E1

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, November 6, 2020 - 4:45am

S2, E1. With apologies to Harvey Pekar.


Real, Substantive Change Takes Time, Hard Work

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, November 6, 2020 - 2:30am

Some inspiration in difficult times from a classical source. The post Real, Substantive Change Takes Time, Hard Work appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Pitching your book in the COVID age: can academics stay relevant when the world is falling apart?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:52pm

A pandemic has transformed the academic publishing industry. The way that books are commissioned and promoted has changed. So has what it takes to make a book relevant. In this post, publishing...


Internet Archive Participates in DOAJ-Led Collaboration to Improve the Preservation of OA Journals

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 8:05am

Since 2017, Internet Archive has pursued dedicated technical and partnership work to help preserve and provide perpetual access to open access scholarly literature and other outputs. See our original...


SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 5, The Publishing Industry and the Pandemic Part 2

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 2:30am

Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme speak with Sarah Tegen and Ann Michael about how early career professionals can continue to focus on career development and growth, particularly during the pandemic...


Academic Publishing in Nepal during the COVID-19 crisis

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:05am

COVID-19 has transformed academic publishing, for books and journals. In this post Min Pun, shares his experiences as editor of two journals in Nepal. He outlines some of the opportunities posed by...


The Lockdown Chronicles 2.0: The Daily Cases Data Paints a Picture…

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 8:51am

Like an extinction event...


Guest Post — What We Can Learn from How Academics and the Public View Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:30am

Susan Spilka analyzes a series of surveys from Emerald Publishing that asked both academics and the general public about the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion to society. The post Guest Post...


How I wrote and published a book about the economics of coronavirus in a month

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 11:50pm

This post by roundtable panellist Joshua Gans was originally published in May by The Conversation This is the seventh post in a six-week series: Rapid or Rushed? exploring rapid response publishing...


The Order Flow

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 8:00am

The MacGuffin in the last two books of William Gibson's Blue Ant trilogy is Chombo, a reclusive hacker. In Spook Country he tracks a container full of US currency, and in Zero History: "It's the...


VOTE!

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 2:30am

No post from us today -- US readers, please vote! The post VOTE! appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Read an exclusive extract from Richard Horton’s The COVID-19 Catastrophe

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:50pm

This post is an exclusive extract from Chapter Three of Richard Horton’s, Editor-in-Chief  of leading medical journal The Lancet, recent book The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to...


There is No Truth, There is Only Workflow

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 2:30am

The crisis of information integrity is real. Integrity of workflow -- analyses of process, investment in process, transparency of process -- is the intervention The post There is No Truth, There is...


Inconclusion

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:12am

To launch AcWriMonth2020, William Pooley takes an alternative approach to the usual ‘how-to’ blog format for academic writing. An avid reader of conclusions, with an aversion to writing...


Read an exclusive excerpt from Joshua Gans’ new book, The Pandemic Information Gap

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 2:07am

This post is an extract from The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of Covid-19, which will be published by MIT Press in November 2020.  This is the fifth post in a six-week series: Rapid...


Fact Checks and Context for Wayback Machine Pages

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:54am

Fact checking organizations and origin websites sometimes have information about pages archived in the Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive has started to surface some of these annotations for...


Register for our roundtable event: are fast books the future of academic publishing?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 5:37am

Are short, fast books the future of academic publishing? According to respondents to a poll on our Twitter account, the answer is, decisively, yes. Since the start of the pandemic there have been...


Halloween’s Greetings

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:30am

A gorgeous version of a ghost song for your Halloween listening. The post Halloween’s Greetings appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.