Blogs selected for Week April 17 to April 23, 2017

1. It Takes a Village: One Year of Journals Requiring ORCID iDs Getting researcher buy-in to new tools and systems can be challenging – even when those tools are intended to help free them of administrative burden. A community approach, such as the publisher-led initiative to require ORCID iDs for authors, can be very effective, […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 10 to April 16, 2017

1. Four Ways of Rationalizing Infringement: or, How to Defend a Pirate It may seem as if it would be difficult to defend or justify a blatant piracy operation like Sci-Hub. But it can be done, if you are willing to overlook certain facts and advance certain tenuous moral arguments, notes Rick Anderson, in his […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 3 to April 9, 2017

1. Updated Figures on the Scale and Nature of Researchers’ Use of Scholarly Collaboration Networks A new survey provides an updated view of how and why researchers are using scholarly collaboration networks. In his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Charlie Rapple discusses the key findings of the report. The blog post says (quote): Usage […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 27 to April 2, 2017

1. The Tincture of Time – Should Journals Return to Slower Publishing Practices? Reducing the time to publication is becoming increasingly associated with blather. Most journals have adopted rapid publication processes, but with the rise of preprint servers and new trends among readers, maybe they can return to a slower, more considered pace, notes Kent […]

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