Blogs selected for Week April 22, 2019 to April 28, 2019

1. Revisiting – Navigating the Big Deal: A Guide for Societies In the wake of Plan S, many independent and society publishers are investigating partnerships with larger publishing houses. In his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Michael Clarke revisits a post that talked about understanding the current state of the Big Deal and the […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 20, 2019 to May 26, 2019

1. Knowledge exchange or research impact – what is the difference between REF and KEF? The UK research system has historically been innovative in its approach to measuring and assessing the impacts of academic research. However, the recent development of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), has elicited scepticism as to how this framework will significantly […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 13, 2019 to May 19, 2019

1. Guest Post – A Study of Commenting on PLOS Articles Despite the near consensus about the popularity (or lack thereof) of commenting on academic articles, there is surprisingly little publicly available data relating to commenting rates. To address this, a team of academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Loughborough have recently published research […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 6, 2019 to May 12, 2019

1. Academics Raise Concerns About Predatory Journals on PubMed PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s repository of millions of abstracts and citations, has long been one of the most highly regarded sources for searching biomedical literature. For some members of the scientific community, the presence of predatory journals, publications that tend to churn out low-quality […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 29, 2019 to May 5, 2019

1. Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist: An Updated Review Cabell’s Blacklist is a directory of journals that are published using questionable, suspicious, or objectively deceitful and dishonest strategies. Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell’s Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals, notes Rick […]

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