Category Archives: Science Communications Research
Coming September 2018 to NYC – October 9 to Rotterdam (Erasmus University, Netherlands) – is Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Featuring interviews by academics and publishers alike. Trailer List of interviews filmed to date (nice to see Kamran Naim, my … Continue reading
Why Was Springer Nature’s IPO Withdrawn?
Roger Schonfeld paints the current picture of access and discovery in a must-read article for everyone interested the so-called researcher experience: Will a supercontinent emerge for discovery and access? Time will tell. Meanwhile, users have long become impatient of the … Continue reading
From Reuters: Springer Nature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is planning to raise 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 billion) by selling new shares in an initial public offering (IPO).
There’s a new buzzword on the block, blockchain. Discussion has emerged regarding blockchain and its possible applicability to the next-generation of persistent document identifiers (PIDs; like ORCIDs, DOIs): Blockchain is a technology for decentralized, self-regulating data which can be managed … Continue reading
An anonymous scholar is now maintaining an archive of Beall’s List: https://beallslist.weebly.com/ Additional Reading Derek Lowe provides an update, generally, on “predation”: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/04/02/predation
Dr. Martin Grötschel, President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
New video featuring Dr. Thorsten Beck and image manipulation research at the HEADT Centre — Humboldt-Elsevier Advanced Data and Text Centre. I will use this video in my next doctoral student ethics course.
From Emily Gari, University of Colorado at Boulder. Additional Reading Gari, E. (2017). STEM Preprint Repositories: Where Are They Now? Inside Science Resources. https://insidescienceresources.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/stem-preprint-repositories-where-are-they-now/