Archives de l’auteur : Hans Dillaerts

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness : I. The MELIBEA Score

« MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open Access mandates (registered in ROARMAP). We analyzed 68 mandated institutions for publication years 2011-2013 to determine how well the MELIBEA … Continuer la lecture

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Exposing the predators. Methods to stop predatory journals

« The internet is greatly improving the impact of scholarly journals, but also poses new threats to their quality. Publishers have arisen that abuse the Gold Open Access model, in which the author pays a fee to get his article published, … Continuer la lecture

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New data, new possibilities: Exploring the insides of Altmetric.com

« This paper analyzes Altmetric.com, one of the most important altmetric data providers currently used. We have analyzed a set of publications with DOI number indexed in the Web of Science during the period 2011-2013 and collected their data with the … Continuer la lecture

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Using Crowdsourcing to Evaluate Published Scientific Literature: Methods and Example

« Systematically evaluating scientific literature is a time consuming endeavor that requires hours of coding and rating. Here, we describe a method to distribute these tasks across a large group through online crowdsourcing. Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, crowdsourced workers (microworkers) completed … Continuer la lecture

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Where to publish? Development of a recommender system for academic publishing

« This thesis using the method of research design is about creating a journal recommendation system for authors. Existing systems like JANE or whichjournal.com offer recommendations based on similarities of the content. This study invests how more sophisticated factors like openness, … Continuer la lecture

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Rise of the Rest: The Growing Impact of Non-Elite Journals

« In this paper, we examine the evolution of the impact of non-elite journals. We attempt to answer two questions. First, what fraction of the top-cited articles are published in non-elite journals and how has this changed over time. Second, what … Continuer la lecture

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La sérendipité sur Internet : égarement documentaire ou recherche créatrice?

« Caractérisée par une rupture apparente dans la causalité et un fonctionnement aléatoire, la sérendipité, ou le don de faire une découverte inattendue, interroge les domaines de la logique, de la sémiotique et de la recherche documentaire. Favorisée par la recherche … Continuer la lecture

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Open access in South Africa : a case study and reflections

« In this paper, we locate open access in the South African higher education research context where it is, distinctively, not shaped by the policy frameworks that are profoundly changing research dissemination behaviour in other parts of the world. We define … Continuer la lecture

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Research governance and scientific knowledge production in The Gambia

« Public research institutions and scientists are principal actors in the production and transfer of scientific knowledge, technologies and innovations for application in industry as well for social and economic development. Based on the relevance of science and technology actors, the … Continuer la lecture

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7R Data Value Framework for Open Data in Practice: Fusepool

« Based on existing literature, this article makes a case for open (government) data as supporting political efficiency, socio-economic innovation and administrative efficiency, but also finds a lack of measurable impact. It attributes the lack of impact to shortcomings regarding data … Continuer la lecture

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