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Blogs selected for Week December 11 to December 17, 2017

1.One Time-Saving Strategy for Managing Print Journals Even though much of the serials world has gone electronic, thousands of libraries worldwide still purchase some print journals for their collections. This post from the EBSCOpost Blog discusses how many librarians handle the tasks associated with the delivery of print issues, such as check in, claiming and […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 4 to December 10, 2017

1.A View from the Outside – Trends and Challenges Consultants See in Scholarly Publishing Publishers utilise consultants to help them evaluate strategic, technical, financial, management, marketing, or editorial options. Input from more than a dozen consultants portrays an industry struggling to adapt to a dramatically different and rapidly changing information economy, notes Kent Anderson, in […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 27 to December 3, 2017

1.COPE Introduces Less Specific Member Rules Along with a New Policy on Expulsions New changes at COPE seem to move the organisation further away from standards and closer to suggested behaviour. At the same time, a new policy on member expulsions was announced, notes Angela Cochran, in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog. The […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 20 to November 26, 2017

1.Advancing peer review at BMC BMC has always supported innovation in peer review and were one of the first publishers to truly open up peer review in 1999. BMC Psychology has continued that pioneering spirit by launching the first ever randomised controlled trial into whether ‘results-free’ peer review process can help reduce publication bias, notes […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 13 to November 19, 2017

1. Ask The Chefs: How Can We Increase Diversity In Scholarly Communications? It’s easy to recognise the importance and value of diversity, but seemingly difficult to make diverse an industry or organisation that is not. Ann Michael in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, discusses Chefs’ view about why the increasing diversity in scholarly […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 6 to November 12, 2017

1. Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family Society journals are wise to do an environmental scan to see what their role is within their respective communities. Hoping to woo authors away from commercial publishers, a group of biomedical science societies have launched a new alliance to promote the […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 30 to November 5, 2017

1. Metrics: Human-Made, but Humane? With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HumetricsHSS is a kind of meta-workshop in “rethinking humane indicators of excellence in the humanities and social sciences.” A pilot phase is allowing HumetricsHSS to test a set of propositions exploring how, if an evaluative process could be rebuilt with humanities […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 23 to October 29, 2017

1. Who’s using open peer review? Since the 1990s the ideas surrounding open access gained momentum alongside other alternative forms of publishing, including ‘open peer review.’ More transparency is needed to bring a greater level of trust and efficiency to the peer review process, and open review is one way to achieve that. Jo Wilkinson, […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 16 to October 22, 2017

1. The next stage of SocArXiv’s development: bringing greater transparency and efficiency to the peer review process Almost 1,500 papers have been uploaded to SocArXiv since its launch last year. Up to now the platform has operated alongside the peer-review journal system rather than seriously disrupting it. Looking ahead to the next stage of its […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 9 to October 15, 2017

1. The Facebooking of Scholarly Research The search tools and social networks we increasingly rely on are all dependent on advertising-based business models. David Crotty, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, discusses what that mean for scholarly communication. The blog post says (quote): The growing use of SCNs, copyright issues aside, is equally […]

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