Blogs selected for Week October 22 to October 28, 2018

1. BMC Mechanical Engineering is now open for submissions! The new journal BMC Mechanical Engineering further expands the scope of the BMC series beyond biology and medicine and into engineering. Alexandros Houssein, in his post in the BMC Research in Progress Blog, discusses more about this exciting new launch. The blog post says (quote): Mechanical […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 15 to October 21, 2018

1. Developing approaches to research impact assessment and evaluation: lessons from a Canadian health research funder Assessing research impact is complex and challenging, but essential for understanding the link between research funding investments and outcomes both within and beyond academia. In her post in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, Julia Langton provides an […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 8 to October 14, 2018

1. Announcing the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications There is ample evidence that diverse organizations are more successful; that including people with a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds at all levels improves an organisation’s financial results. Alice Meadows, in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, argues that there is also […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 1 to October 7, 2018

1. Navigating the Big Deal: A Guide for Societies Shifts in how publishers market and sell journal packages have significant implications for society journal valuations over the long term. These same shifts may also be setting some societies up for publisher “lock-in” – making it difficult to change publishers in the future, notes Michael Clarke, […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 24 to September 30, 2018

1. Does Adopting a Strict Data Sharing Policy Affect Submissions? Setting the PLOS ONE example aside, is there any better data out there on how the adoption of a data sharing policy affects journal submissions? Do authors find these policies so off-putting they take their articles elsewhere, or do they not seem to care? Editors […]

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