Blogs selected for Week November 9 to November 15, 2015

1. Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researcher Access to E-Resources The user experience of working with e-journals and ebooks in an academic setting has failed to keep up with changing practices and preferences for how researchers now expect to access the scholarly literature. Roger C. Schonfeld called attention to some of these limitations in […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 2 to November 8, 2015

1. Sharing peer review experiences and knowledge BMC Medicine has launched a new series of specialised ‘How to’ peer review articles written by experienced members of the journal’s editorial board. Jigisha Patel, in her guest post in the BioMed Central Blog, tells us more about this, explaining why there is a need for such a […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 26 to November 1, 2015

1. Open Access at a Crossroads Last week marked the annual celebration/marketing event that is Open Access Week, and this year it seemed something of a mixed bag. Open access (OA) is growing into maturity, and has rapidly become integrated into the scholarly publishing landscape over the last fifteen or so years. We have now […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 19 to October 25, 2015

1. The impact of academia on Parliament: 45 percent of Parliament-focused impact case studies were from social sciences How does academic research feed into the parliamentary process? Analysing the impact case studies of the 2014 REF, Caroline Kenny, in her post in The Impact Blog, draws out potential lessons on how Parliament is currently engaging […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 12 to October 18, 2015

1. Avoiding fake journals and judging the work in real ones The number and reach of phony scholarly journals that will publish almost anything in exchange for a payment, without regard for quality or the bother of subjecting the work to real peer review, has been growing. In his post in the Science Blog, Beryl […]

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