From the journal Scientometrics, Jerome K Vanclay discusses weaknesses of the impact factor, ways to amend some of these issues, and reveals “indications that the scientific community seeks and needs better certification of journal procedures to improve the quality of … Continue reading
Embassy is reporting that Statscan will make all its “online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data” free to the public starting February 2012. Click here to see report.
Interesting blog post in LSE-Impact of Social Sciences on academics’ use of social media and understanding these sources to inform “altmetrics” (alternative metrics of impact).
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (who also produce Web of Science & Journal Citation Reports) has produced Book Citation Index. Carleton University has trial access to this product until November 30, 2011. From Thomson Reuters: “What does access to the … Continue reading
Two readings to consider: First, from LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries, this paper investigates “the drivers, costs and benefits of potential ways to increase access to scholarly journals…including gold & green open access, moves towards national licensing, … Continue reading
From Dalhousie University, “this report is part of the Social Media Lab’s continuing efforts to examine how online social media and online social networks are changing the ways scholars disseminate knowledge and information”.
From the blog “Occasional Pamphlet on Scholarly Communications“, the author muses on “how best to organize a funding agency’s open-access underwriting system”.