Blogs selected for Week October 12 to October 18, 2020

1. New PLOS pricing test could signal end of scientists paying to publish free papers Author: Jeffrey Brainard PLOS, the nonprofit publisher that in 2003 pioneered the open-access business model of charging authors to publish scientific articles so they are immediately free to all, recently rolled out an alternative model that could herald the end […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 5 to October 11, 2020

1. Guest post — Research support is an enterprise activity Author: Rebecca Bryant Understanding the growing necessity of enterprise-wide social interoperability in research support is of interest to publishers and platform providers. The best practices and advice synthesised from a number of interview informants in key research support areas on how to optimise social interoperability […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 28 to October 4, 2020

1. Guest post — On clarifying the goals of a peer review taxonomy Author: Micah Altman, Philip N. Cohen Under pressure from both researchers and consumers of research, the practice of peer review is changing and new models are proliferating. Recently, the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), a major academic publishing […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 21 to September 27, 2020

1. Achieving an equitable transition to open access Author: Christopher Kenneally Over the past two decades, the Research For Life ( initiative has sought to close the world’s knowledge gap. A global coalition of UN entities, NGOs, publishers, and universities, Research For Life now provides free or very low-cost access to thousands of research publications, […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 14 to September 20, 2020

1. Guest post — What is wrong with preprint citations? Author: Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Igor Kleshchevich, Bruce Rosenblum The COVID-19 pandemic has produced an explosion of postings on preprint servers to meet the critical need for rapid dissemination of new biomedical and clinical research findings. Citations to the preprints, both in other preprints and in […]

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