Blogs selected for Week January 20 to January 26, 2020

1. Data Analysis: How Effective Is TrendMD? A reanalysis of TrendMD experimental data reveal details on its effectiveness, novelty, and bias. A recent paper authored by the founders and employees of TrendMD, a recommender system for academic content, reported an overall citation benefit of 50% — a net gain of 5.1 citations within 12 months. […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 13 to January 19, 2020

1. Let Authors Choose How to Pay for Peer Review and Publication The United States Office for Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) is rumoured to be gearing up to release an Open Access (OA) policy, and like cOAlition S before it, both the funders involved and the researchers affected will need to consider different approaches […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 7 to January 12, 2020

1. Who Is Competing to Own Researcher Identity? The structural transition wrought by the internet continues to transform the journal-centric model of scholarly publishing into a researcher-centric model of scholarly communication. Success requires engagement with researcher identity, which is a struggle even for most of the largest publishing houses. Who is competing to own researcher […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 30, 2019 to January 6, 2020

1. 5 Things We Learned About Peer Review in 2019 For something so fundamental to the practice of science, it’s perplexing that it took so long for serious research into editorial peer review to get off the ground. The earliest experimental study was published in 1977, and there still aren’t many of them. The data […]

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