Blogs selected for Week March 21 to March 27, 2016

1. The Downside of Scale for Journal Publishers: Quality Control and Filtration Scale can be achieved by broadly outsourcing the editorial process. Does this lead to a loss in quality control, and is this acceptable? In his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, David Crotty discusses the scale for journals in the current age of […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 14 to March 20, 2016

1. Open access critical for exchange of research, Stanford professor argues Without access to journals via a university library or other institutional subscription, thousands of students and researchers are effectively excluded from the exchange of scientific ideas. Hence Sci-Hub, the Napster-like site that provides pirated journal papers free of charge, is now entangled in legal […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 7 to March 13, 2016

1. Accounting for Impact? How the Impact Factor is shaping research and what this means for knowledge production. Why does the impact factor continue to play such a consequential role in academia? In their post in The Impact Blog, Alex Rushforth and Sarah de Rijcke look at how considerations of the metric enter in from […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 29 to March 6, 2016

1. Open Access Reinterpreted ‘Open Access’ (not to be confused with ‘accessibility’) is more than the removal of the cost to the reader; Open Access means the removal of other restrictions, in a way that the content can be fully used the way we use content today, with both human and computational methods, without the […]

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