Blogs selected for Week Jul 18 to Jul 24, 2016

1. Optical Illusions – Shifting to Citation Distributions Only Makes It Easier to Fool the Eye A proposal to substitute graphs of citation distributions for impact factors introduces many problems the authors don’t seem to have fully grasped, including unintentionally bolstering the importance of the very metric they seek to diminish. The recent proposal from […]

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Blogs selected for Week Jul 11 to Jul 17, 2016

1. Liberating Data: How libraries and librarians can help researchers with text and data mining. With advances in computational methods and the proliferation of data sources, text and data mining offers exciting new directions for research. In their post in The Impact Blog, Neil Stewart, Jane Secker, Chris Morrison and Laurence Horton look at the […]

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Blogs selected for Week Jul 4 to Jul 10, 2016

1. Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Journal Publishing and the University Press Despite the challenges faced by university presses in the journals market, the press itself remains a vibrant institution with strong brands. It brings many assets to the table, including talented staff brimming with an enthusiasm and energy that was palpable at AAUP this year. […]

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