Archives par mot-clé : scientific communication

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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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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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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Data and scholarly publishing: the transforming landscape

« This article sets the scene for the special issue on research data and publishing. Research data – that material commonly accepted by the scholarly community as required evidence for hypotheses and insights, for verification and/or reproducibility of experiments – has … Continuer la lecture

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L’offre de réseaux socio numériques pour les scientifiques : services et stratégies d’acteurs

« Aux côtés des services généralistes et professionnels de sites de réseaux socio numériques (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn), se développe une offre pléthorique dédiée spécifiquement aux chercheurs (Academia.edu, ResearchGate, etc.). Nous nous interrogeons dans cet article sur la valeur ajoutée de ces … Continuer la lecture

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The big picture: scholarly publishing trends 2014

« It is important for journal editors to keep up to date with the changes happening in the international journal environment to ensure that their own publications remain current and meet international expectations. Dramatic changes have taken place in the journals … Continuer la lecture

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Scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and university libraries. Plus ca change ?

« The scholarly communication and research evaluation landscape is locked into historical paradigms which inadequately reflect the opportunities of the digital era. Why hasn’t the Internet disrupted the practices and the economics of scholarly publishing? The article traces how university library … Continuer la lecture

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Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities

« Scholarly communication outreach and education activities are proliferating in academic libraries. Simultaneously, digital humanists—a group that includes librarians and non-librarians based in libraries, as well as scholars and practitioners without library affiliation—have developed forms of scholarship that demand and introduce … Continuer la lecture

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