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Blogs selected for Week Aug 22 to Aug 28, 2016

1. Scientific Reports On Track To Become Largest Journal In The World Both Scientific Reports and PLOS ONE are run by an immense, diffuse group of section editors, accept papers without novel findings, and charge the same article processing charge (APC) – $1,495. Phil Davis, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, looks at […]

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Blogs selected for Week Aug 15 to Aug 21, 2016

1. Curation Nation: Thoughts on the Future of Textbooks Is there a role for a curated, remixing approach to developing next generation textbooks. In his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Robert Harington investigates the role of curated open textbooks in teaching today’s students, looking at some of the available tools, the way in which […]

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Blogs selected for Week Aug 8 to Aug 14, 2016

1. How to Manipulate a Citation Histogram Citation indexes need to provide standardised citation histograms for editors and publishers. Without them, it is unlikely that they will be widely adopted. At worse, it will encourage the production of histograms that selectively highlight or obscure the data, notes Phil Davis, in his post in the Scholarly […]

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Blogs selected for Week Aug 1 to Aug 7, 2016

1. Nuts and Bolts: The Super Long List of Things to Do When Starting a New Journal Launching a new journal is a lot of work. In her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Angela Cochran looks at the basic “to do” list of logistical details that need to be done to successfully launch a […]

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Blogs selected for Week Jul 25 to Jul 31, 2016

1. The uneven impacts of research impact: Adjustments needed to address the imbalance of the current impact framework. The current approach to measuring and assessing research impact favours certain kinds of academics and research topics over others. In their post in The Impact Blog, Kat Smith and Ellen Stewart outline three areas that require further […]

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