Blogs selected for Week January 23 to January 29, 2017

1. How likely are academics to confess to errors in research? Five years ago, the “ground opened up” beneath Richard Mann. Then a junior postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden, he was in the middle of a two-month visit to the University of Sydney in Australia and was due to give a seminar about […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 16 to January 22, 2017

1. Interdisciplinary research may lead to increased visibility but also depresses scholarly productivity Interdisciplinarity has grown in recent years. But how does interdisciplinary research influence scholarship and scholarly careers? In her post in The Impact Blog, Erin Leahey found that while interdisciplinary research has its benefits, such as increased visibility as indicated by citations, it […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 9 to January 15, 2017

1. The Measure of All Things: Some Notes on CiteScore Elsevier’s new CiteScore service is a carefully thought-out element in the company’s competitive strategy. However, it reinforces the widespread error that bibliometrics can be used as proxies for the quality of a publication, notes Joseph Esposito, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog. The […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 2 to January 8, 2017

1. The Shrinking Mega-Journal The world’s largest scholarly journal, PLOS ONE, is seeing fewer and fewer researchers publish their work in it as the open-access publishing market evolves, notes Carl Straumsheim, in the Inside Higher ED post. Joerg Heber, who became PLOS ONE’s new editor in chief in September, addressed the decline in a blog […]

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