Blogs selected for Week May 25 to May 31, 2020

1. Publishers invest in preprints Preprint communities have provided a glimmer of an alternative to the journal publishing system, that speed and efficiency might replace what has seemed to many like a cumbersome editorial and peer review process. What started in a small set of originating fields such as high energy physics in 1991 has, […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 11 to May 17, 2020

1. Guest post — Pandemic reveals broader audiences for science and carves out new all-digital publishing opportunities The scholarly community is in a unique position to respond to a new found appetite for accurate and valid medical and health information. Scholarly Kitchen is aiming to leverage people’s curiosity, deepen their knowledge, their ability to recognise […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 4 to May 10, 2020

1. Guest Post – The megajournal lifecycle Megajournals have been at the heart of the Open Access (OA) publishing model, spearheading its growth over the last 15 years. Titles such as PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports have been enormously influential and commercially successful. Nonetheless, the commercial success of megajournals is not guaranteed and their long-term […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 27 to May 3, 2020

1. Scientific and Scholarly meetings in the time of pandemic A question on the minds of many executives at scientific and scholarly societies is whether it will be possible to hold a large in-person meeting (or any gathering over a hundred people) before a vaccine or drug is widely available or the pandemic otherwise subsides. […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 20 to April 26, 2020

1. Guest Post – Seamless remote access during a global pandemic: An indispensable necessity Federated authentication is also a more efficient way to deliver content to off-campus patrons than other commonly known remote access options. With VPN and many proxy configurations, content from a publisher’s site must flow through the campus network in order to […]

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