Open Access in the humanities and social sciences
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The Death of Review Articles in Humanities: A Case study on World LIS Journals :
« This study reveals the current status of articles published in Library and Information Science (LIS) journals. Using the citation site “Scopus”, the number of published articles in 32 LIS journals were extracted, illustrated, and analyzed. Approximately 50.31 documents per year have been published in noted journals during 2007-2011. About 6 percent of these documents are devoted to review articles. The findings also show Springer LIS journals has the 1st rank of publishing scholarly documents per year (mean=63.84 documents), and the 1st rank of impact factor (Mean=1.9) among studied groups. American LIS publications showed the best rank in publishing review articles (%11.34 of all published documents) and also in Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) (mean=0.63). ScienceDirect LIS journals was in 1st rank of H-Index scores (Mean=24). In addition, the number of published documents in LIS journals has a positive significant relationship with SJR (R=0.45), IF (R=0.39), and H-Index (R=0.80). In addition, there is a positive significance between SJR and H-Index (R=0.46). Finally, some suggestions have been made to improve the current status of review articles publishing. »
Assemblée générale extraordinaire des revues diffusées sur Cairn.info : Les revues SHS et l’Open Access
Ouverture de la journée – Contexte et objectifs
L’Open Access : les origines du mouvement, ses motivations, ses modalités
Les questions juridiques liées à l’Open Access – Analyse du texte de la recommandation de la Commission Européenne du 17 juillet 2012
La position de la France sur l’Open Access
Le modèle auteur-payeur : définition, avantages, difficultés éventuelles de mise en place
Freemium, Platinium : les autres modèles de financement des revues
Évaluation des productions scientifiques : des innovations en SHS?:
- Discours d’inauguration, F Ruggiu
- L’évaluation de la qualité des publications en économie, C Bosquet [et al.]
- Témoignage : le cas des revues de psychologie, J Pétard
- RIBAC : un outil au service des acteurs de la recherche en SHS, M Dassa [et al.]
- L’évaluation en Sciences Humaines et Sociales : Comment mesurer ce qui compte, MC Maurel
- Le classement des revues en SHS : nouvelles perspectives européennes., G Mirdal
- Open Access et évaluation des productions scientifiques dans l’espace européen de la recherche, C Ramjoué
- Introduction au libre accès dans la recherche, C Kosmopoulos
- JournalBase, Une étude comparative internationale des bases de données des revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS), M Dassa [et al.]
- Les indicateurs de la recherche en SHS, J Dubucs
- L’évaluation scientifique en SHS : les questions méthodologiques et perspectives de solutions, G Filliatreau
- Les SHS au prisme de l’évaluation par l’AERES, P Glaude
OAPEN-UK: an Open Access Business Model for Scholarly Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences :
« This paper presents the initial findings of OAPEN-UK, a UK research project gathering evidence on the social and technological impacts of an open access business model for scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences. »
L’Edition scientifique en SHS face au numérique et à Internet: Un enjeu pour la France :
« Les révolutions en cours des supports et des pratiques tant de l’écriture que de la lecture, associées au développement du numérique ainsi qu’à la multiplication des applications internet, remettent profondément en cause les activités de l’ensemble des acteurs impliqués dans la chaine traditionnelle de l’édition, y compris les bibliothèques. Elles touchent tout particulièrement les activités scientifiques en SHS, les disciplines concernées se voyant offrir à travers elles des perspectives dans la société qui leur étaient jusque là pratiquement inaccessibles. C’est dire l’importance pour les chercheurs en SHS – en particulier français – des enjeux qui se jouent actuellement autour des politiques menées dans ce domaine. »
URL : http://ssi.sagepub.com/content/50/3-4/513.abstract.fr
Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me : Open Science and its Discontents :
« [...] Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me takes as its starting point the so-called ‘computational turn’ to data-intensive scholarship in the humanities.
The phrase ‘the computational turn’ has been adopted to refer to the process whereby techniques and methodologies drawn from (in this case) computer science and related fields – including science visualization, interactive information visualization, image processing, network analysis, statistical data analysis, and the management, manipulation and mining of data – are being used to produce new ways of approaching and understanding texts in the humanities; what is sometimes thought of as ‘the digital humanities’. The concern in the main has been with either digitizing ‘born analog’ humanities texts and artifacts (e.g. making annotated editions of the art and writing of William Blake available to scholars and researchers online), or gathering together ‘born digital’ humanities texts and artifacts (videos, websites, games, photography, sound recordings, 3D data), and then taking complex and often extremely large-scale data analysis techniques from computing science and related fields and applying them to these humanities texts and artifacts – to this ‘big data’, as it has been called. Witness Lev Manovich and the Software Studies Initiative’s use of ‘digital image analysis and new visualization techniques’ to study ‘20,000 pages of Science and Popular Science magazines… published between 1872-1922, 780 paintings by van Gogh, 4535 covers of Time magazine (1923-2009) and one million manga pages’ (Manovich, 2011), and Dan Cohen and Fred Gibb’s text mining of ‘the 1,681,161 books that were published in English in the UK in the long nineteenth century’ (Cohen, 2010).
What Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me endeavours to show is that such data-focused transformations in research can be seen as part of a major alteration in the status and nature of knowledge. It is an alteration that, according to the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, has been taking place since at least the 1950s. It involves nothing less than a shift away from a concern with questions of what is right and just, and toward a concern with legitimating power by optimizing the social system’s performance in instrumental, functional terms. This shift has significant consequences for our idea of knowledge.
[..] In particular, Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me suggests that the turn in the humanities toward datadriven scholarship, science visualization, statistical data analysis, etc. can be placed alongside all those discourses that are being put forward at the moment – in both the academy and society – in the name of greater openness, transparency, efficiency and accountability. »
Reinventing Research? Information Practices in the Humanities :
This report is the second in a series of three commissioned by the Research Information Network (RIN), each looking at information practices in a specific discipline (life sciences, humanities and physical sciences). The aim is to understand how researchers within a range of disciplines find and use information, and in particular how that has changed with the introduction of new technologies.
Humanities scholars are often perceived in very traditional terms: spending a lot of time working on their own and collaborating only informally through highly-dispersed networks. Unlike most scientists, they have no long tradition of working in formal, close-knit and collaborative research groups. Humanities scholars have also sometimes been presented as ‘depth’ rather than ‘breadth’ researchers, preferring to spend significant amounts of time with a few items, rather than working across a broader frame. In terms of information sources, text and images held in archives and libraries tend to dominate, with less of an association with new web-based technologies (although this is changing with the increasing visibility of digital humanities).
This report suggests that such perceptions may be out of date. In each of our case studies we found researchers working with new tools and technologies, in increasingly collaborative environments, and both producing and using information resources in diverse ways. There is a richness and variety within humanities information practices which must be recognised and understood if we are to provide the right kind of support for researchers.
Discovering the Information Needs of Humanists When Planning an Institutional Repository :
« Through in-person interviews with humanities faculty members, this study examines what information needs are expressed by humanities scholars that an institutional repository (IR) can address. It also asks what concerns humanists have about IRs, and whether there is a repository model other than an institutional one that better suits how they work. Humanists make relatively low use of existing IRs, but this research indicates that an institutional repository can offer services to humanities faculty that are desired by them, especially the digitization, online storage, curation, and sharing of their research materials and publications. If presented in terms that make sense to humanities faculty, and designed consciously with their needs and concerns in mind, an IR can be of real benefit to their teaching, scholarship, collaborations, and publishing. »