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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Blogs selected for Week October 5 to October 11, 2015

1. Transitioning to a More Unified Platform Combining most if not all of a publisher’s scholarly content on a single publisher platform has not always been the norm. Oxford University Press’s transition to a new platform represents not just a one-to-one platform shift but in fact a consolidation from more to fewer platforms. This is […]

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