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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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Blogs selected for Week December 16 to December 22, 2019

1. Guest Post: Interesting Versus True? Measuring Transparency and Reproducibility of Biomedical Articles Much time has been spent thinking about honing the results published in scientific papers toward the interesting. Studies with short titles get more newspapers interested; studies about coffee or wine are the superstars of Twitter. But in reality, most science is not […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 9 to December 15, 2019

1. Academic affiliation should not be a requirement to publish This post in The times Higher Education Blog, Paul Ostwald, argues that this strict rule discourages article submissions from a variety of authors, including displaced scholars. One of the most commonly required qualifications to publish in a scholarly journal is an academic affiliation. There is […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 2 to December 8, 2019

1. Publishers announce a major new service to Plug Leakage A group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA ecosystem. This new service shows that publishers are finally beginning to address digital strategy in […]

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