Blogs selected for Week May 15 to May 21, 2017

1. Does Sharing of an Unpublished Thesis Create Enough Harm to Imprison Someone? Posted by Charlie Rapple in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, this post highlights the case of Diego Gómez, a Columbian researcher facing prison for sharing someone else’s thesis via Scribd. The case was brought by the thesis’ author, but publishers’ policies may partly […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 8 to May 14, 2017

1. Why has submitting a manuscript to a journal become so difficult? A call to simplify an overly complicated process It is widely acknowledged that submitting a paper to a journal is a fraught activity for authors. But why should this still be the case? In their post in The Impact Blog, James Hartley and […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 1 to May 7, 2017

1. The REF’s focus on linear and direct impact is problematic and silences certain types of research In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), the new element of research impact was understood in very linear and direct terms. In their post in The Impact Blog, Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Laura McLeod, Stephanie Collins and Gabriel Siles-Brügge […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 24 to April 30, 2017

1. Decline and Fall of the Editor Many of the finest scholarly publications can boast of exemplary editorial programs. But, the advent of Gold Open Access, especially when mandated by funding agencies, may make this kind of editorial activity a thing of the past, notes Joseph Esposito, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog. […]

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