Monthly Archives: December 2011

Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal

Interesting review article from Kravitz and Baker in “Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience”. Advertisements

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From The Chronicle of Higher Education…

Two interesting reads: Refereeing in Crisis– Discusses the difficulty of journal editors finding referees for papers. Fast-Food Scholarship– Argues of a growing trend of “many academics-veterans and neophytes alike- producing scholarship that appears to have traded careful, methodical, fully developed … Continue reading

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Call for proposals: SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair

There is a call for proposals for the SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair, where participants have no more than two minutes to share about “innovative or creative approaches to use of open content, content discovery, value-added services, impact … Continue reading

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Is free inevitable in scholarly communication? The economics of open access

From College & Research Libraries News, Caroline Sutton “make[s]  the case that a change in the delivery of scientific content and in the business models for delivering scholarly communication was inevitable from the moment journals moved online, even if much … Continue reading

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The impact agenda in Canada: how researchers and research councils have found an impact measurement that nearly everyone is happy with

From Impact of Social Sciences blog (London School of Economics & Political Science), this article “provides an overview of the impact debate in Canada and demonstrates how research funding councils can ‘nudge’ researchers into developing knowledge mobilisation plans based on … Continue reading

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Open Access Journal Publishing in the Arts and Humanities

This is a summary report [pdf] of discussions held in October 2011 on open access journal publishing in the arts and humanities.  Sessions included how to run an open access journal, publicity and marketing, business models, and transitioning from print … Continue reading

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Is Peer Review a Coin Toss

Interesting article from The Scholarly Kitchen blog about the interest in acceptance rates of journals and attitudes toward peer review.

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