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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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Blogs selected for Week October 2 to October 8, 2017

1. Turning a Critical Eye on Reference Lists Citations and the metrics around their use are an important part of evaluation and promotion of science and scientists and yet, little attention is paid to them in the peer review process. In her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Angela Cochran makes a call to critically […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 25 to October 1, 2017

1. Naiveté Scene – Open Source vs. Scale in Scholarly Publishing Once again, the term “open” requires further thought to probe the pros and cons. With open source, we may be once again doing things that make the big bigger and the small less relevant, notes Kent Anderson, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen […]

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