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Blogs selected for Week February 22 to February 28, 2016

1. The Illicit Love Affair between Open Access and Traditional Publishing At the recent PSP conference there was a panel on the cost of complying with the many new open access mandates from funding bodies. The panel explored the cost of compliance and how to reduce those costs. The current regulatory regime is complicated and […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 15 to February 21, 2016

1. Breaking the traditional mould of peer review: Why we need a more transparent process of research evaluation. Posted by Jon Tennant in The Impact Blog, this post takes a look at the transformations underway aimed at tackling the widespread dissatisfaction with the system of peer review. He provides further background on the platform ScienceOpen, […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 8 to February 14, 2016

1. How to get published: making a good first impression Journal editors are busy people. The volume of scientific papers submitted is increasing and, for academic editors, the work that they do for journals needs to be juggled with the many other demands faced by the modern scientist or clinician. What does this mean when […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 1 to February 7, 2016

1. Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu? On the role of commercial services in scholarly communication. Reflecting on the recent surge of criticism about the commercial motives of scholarly social media platform Academia.edu, Paolo Mangiafico, in his post in The Impact Blog, argues this is now an ideal opportunity for scholars to make informed choices about their work. […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 25 to January 31, 2016

1. The Open Syllabus Project, Altmetrics, and a New Dataset The Open Syllabus Project has created a database of over 1 million college syllabuses and extracted the names of the materials used in these courses. These materials are analyzed quantitatively and ranked. The creators of the service propose a new metric for the evaluation of […]

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