Simon Lucy

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The man and the scientific publishing giant

<b>In an attempt that many others deem heroic, our team member, palaeontologist and Open Access activist Jon Tennant has taken another stand against</b> …

Profit

The shady backstreets of scientific publishing

A tour of the mean streets of science was offered in Trinity College Dublin recently by Ivan Oransky, the award-winning medical journalist and keen …

Journalism

Academic publishing is broken. Here’s how to redesign it

Palaeontologist Jon Tennant has a call to action for researchers: It’s time to take back control over who publishes your work.<p>The world of scholarly communication is broken. Giant, corporate publishers with racketeering business practices and profit margins that exceed Apple’s treat life-saving …

Social Sciences

Blockchain Solutions for Scientific Publishing

<b>co-authored by</b> <b>Shermin Voshmgir</b><p>The idea of leveraging Blockchain technology to open up science and knowledge creation, bringing together …

Scientific publishing is rigged — at our expense

If ‘money makes the world go round,’ then the world of scientific publishing has proved to be no exception to the rule.<p>When the first scientific journal, The Royal Society’s <i>Philosophical Transactions</i>, came rolling off the press in 1665, it was paid for with a subscription model. In time, journals …

Laissez-Faire

One Author's Novel Approach to Article Self-Publishing: An Interview with Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower (Head of Scholarly Communication and Copyright in the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library) recently wrote an article on …

Humanities

We’re building a search engine for academic literature–for everyone

<b>Huzzah!</b> Today we’re announcing an $850k grant from the Arcadia Fund to build a new way for folks to find, read, and understand the scholarly …

Humanities

DORA, the Leiden Manifesto & a university’s right to choose

<i>In light of rumours that only DORA signatories will have access to UKRI funding in future, Lizzie Gadd explains why Loughborough has chosen an</i> …

Higher Education

Aperta Source Code is Now Available

We’re happy to announce that the source code for the Aperta submission system can now be found on GitHub. Aperta has been developed using reliable …

Source Code

iSEE: Interactive SummarizedExperiment Explorer

Introduction<p>Interactive data exploration is critical to the analysis and comprehension of data generated by high-throughput biological assays, such …

Wide variation in UK universities’ REF open access compliance

New data reveal widespread variation between UK universities’ readiness for the research excellence framework’s open access requirements.<p>Under the …

Sustainability of Article Publishing Charge to Further Open Access

[Prathima Appaji, Creative Commons USA, Link (CC-BY)] In the field of academic publishing, there are a variety of models. Many journals use</i> …

Six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure

The negative consequences of relying too heavily on metrics to assess research quality are well known, potentially fostering practices harmful to …

What if you choose to ignore IF (impact factor)?

Subhash Chandra Lakhotia, a former Professor of Zoology, is currently an INSA Senior Scientist and Distinguished Professor at Banaras Hindu …

Insights

Introduction<p>‘Of course, you always liked books’, said a relative when he heard I was taking on a role at the British Library. Now, I have always …

Humanities

Open Science in Indonesia

*Terima kasih to Afrilya, Surya Dalimunthe, Sami Kandha Dipura, and Dasapta Erwin Irawan from the Open Science Team Indonesia for their valuble input …

Looking beyond open access publishing

Vimal SimhaBengaluru May 22, (Research Matters):Sweden's recent decision to terminate a contract with a scientific publisher, because the publisher …

Open and Transparent Science Powered By Blockchain

Our Team<p>Meet who are behind the scenes<p>Founders<p>Manuel Martin<p>Manuel's career has been focused on supporting large collaborations through technological …

CERN

Open Access: A global movement to free research from paywalls put up by publishers is underway

A movement for open-access in academic publishing is gaining ground rapidly in Europe. (Reuters)<p>A movement for open-access in academic publishing is …

The future of scholarly communication: breaking down barriers

<i>Scholarly communication is changing, has changed. Online access to both the means of downloading and reading, and producing scholarly communication,</i> …

Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier

Large science publisher Elsevier does not meet the requirements of Swedish universities and research institutesIn order to take steps towards the …

How does gender influence the academic publishing process?

<b>How did you first become interested in</b> <b>gender diversity in the peer review process?</b>Dina: My interest began at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health …

Open Access negotiators prepare for a future without publishers

“This is the first time that there has been a meeting at this level.” Gerard Meijer, director of the German Fritz-Haber Institute and member of …

Why Academic-Led Journal Publishing? Liberating Research Through Tools and Services

<i>This post examines why academic-led journal publishing is key to lowering the rising cost of research, the technology that’s defining the</i> …

Howard Becker on journal impact factors Dagmar Danko, Editor of The European...

<b>Howard Becker on journal impact factors</b><p>Dagmar Danko, Editor of <i>The European Sociologist</i>: "To what extent is publishing in a journal [with a high …

Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum

Is copyright infringement <i>malum prohibitum</i> (wrong only because it's prohibited) or <i>malum in se</i> (morally wrong in and of itself)? Interestingly, …

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

French Institutes Cut Ties With Scientific Publishing Powerhouse

French universities and research institutes have cancelled their agreements with academic publishing giant SpringerNature and refused to make new …

PubPeer — How the Online Journal Club is Changing the Face of Scientific Publishing by Fostering Post-Publication Conversations & Collaboration

<b>TL; DR:</b> PubPeer was born in 2002 after Brandon Stell, George Smith, and Richard Smith decided to do something about the conflicts of interest …

UK Scholarly Communications Licence - RHS

The Royal Historical Society has issued a discussion document on the UK Scholarly Communications Licence, exploring the policy’s possible …