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

1. Guest Post: Plan S Version 2 and the Cost of Quality Much has been said about Plan S, both encouraging and critical. The relative preponderance of criticism – notably by academics, who ought to be key beneficiaries – has been frustrating to the plan’s backers, who see it as a long-overdue concerted effort to […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 15, 2019 to July 21, 2019

1. Guest Post — Transitioning to a new peer review system: from scary to successful The peer review process is the foundation of many journals, upon which their reputation is built. A great deal of thought and work goes into ensuring a good experience for authors, reviewers, and editors, and the idea of ‘starting over’ […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 8, 2019 to July 14, 2019

1. Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange Information discovery and access is often a source of frustration for scholarly information stakeholders. Feeling fed up with the many stumbling blocks in web-scale discovery service tools, some are chasing “new” discovery solutions or super continents of scholarly […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 1, 2019 to July 7, 2019

1. Why India is striking back against predatory journals According to 2015 estimates, more than 8,000 predatory journals churn out more than 400,000 items a year, and India — which has also seen a spurt in high-quality scientific publications — contributes more than one-third of the articles in predatory publications. Last month, India launched its […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 24, 2019 to June 30, 2019

1. What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care? A Guide for the Perplexed Scholarly Publishing Citizen. At the recent Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting, the matter of the thing that begins with a B that nobody likes to talk about these days, came up, Blockchain, notes by David Smith in his […]

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