Blogs selected for Week March 23 to March 29, 2020

1. How the pandemic is shaping the way scientists show their work On December 31, 2019, the WHO received news of pneumonia cases with unknown etiology in Wuhan, China. Within days, Chinese researchers identified the presence of a novel coronavirus, since called SARS-CoV-2, in patients, which has since spread through the world at a meteoric […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 16 to March 22, 2020

1. Building Your Remote Workforce: Including Tips & Tricks for Social Distancing Remote working has become a sudden reality as organisations globally encourage people to work from home due to the coronavirus. And it’s creating real challenges for those who aren’t used to supporting a remote workforce. Many organisations still hold on to the notion […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 9 to March 15, 2020

1. Making a plan when planning is impossible Most biomedical or clinical journals have committed resources to rapidly peer-review and produce papers related to COVID-19. Companies are beginning to prepare for potential office closings with high levels of ‘work from home’ anticipated. Travel bans, office closures, and conference cancellations have publishers and societies thinking about […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 2 to March 8, 2020

1. Open Access Directory – A resource for making sense of the open access landscape The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a wiki of factual lists on the subject of open access. Designed to make sense out of the chaos of different information about open access, in this post Nancy Pontika recounts why the OAD […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 24 to March 1, 2020

1. New Chinese Policy Could Reshape Global STM Publishing The new Chinese policy states that publication of papers will only be used as a main evaluation indicator for basic science and technology research, and not for applied research and technological development. This removes the publication burden from clinicians and engineers and others working in more […]

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