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Multilingualism is integral to accessibility and should be part of European research assessment reform

Author: Janne Pölönen, Emanuel Kulczycki, Henriikka Mustajok and Vidar Røeggen Developing research systems that promote diverse, multilingual and relevant research for different audiences is a key and often overlooked element in making research accessible. However, biases in traditional research assessment often place researchers looking to produce multilingual research outputs at a disadvantage. Reflecting on the […]

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What Can We Learn from One Million Open Access Articles?

Author: STEVEN INCHCOOMBE Springer Nature has published 1,000,000 open access articles. These articles cover all academic disciplines and range from those which provide groundbreaking research to that which adds quietly but importantly to the academic literature and supports the development of further research. And as research shows that articles published OA have increased impact, usage, […]

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Scholarly Book Publishing Workflows and Implications for RIM Systems

Author: REBECCA BRYANT, CHARLES WATKINSON and REBECCA WELZENBACH Research Information Management (RIM) is an area of considerable growth for North American institutions today. Research universities like the University of California, the University of Michigan, and Virginia Tech use RIM systems in support of a variety of use cases. RIM systems aggregate, curate, and utilize metadata […]

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Making scholarly communication both human and machine-interpretable

Author: Cristina-Iulia Bucur We currently disseminate, share, and evaluate scientific findings following paradigms of publishing where the only difference from the methods of more than 300 years ago is the medium in which we publish – we have moved from printed articles to digital format, but still use almost the same natural language narrative with […]

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Keeping a research journal that works for you

Author: Nicole Brown Think of a research journal and you may imagine a well-thumbed notebook replete with insightful entries, answers to research questions and a chronicle of the key moments that led to this point. However, as Nicole Brown (author of Making the Most of Your Research Journal) outlines, misconceptions about the perfect research journal […]

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