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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