Category Archives: Science Communications Research

TIB Germany Launching Open Journal and Conference Services

TIB Open Publishing reaches a new stage in its development. Read more: Tullney, M. (2021). TIB becomes Major Development Partner of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). https://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/2021/02/16/tib-and-pkp/

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Reinventing the Knowledge Workplace as Situations Change

Alison Mudditt, CEO of PLOS, summarizes her experiences in the workplace over the past year, and provides her thoughts about how knowledge workplaces will continue to evolve. Mudditt, A. (2021). Emerging from the Pandemic: The Future of Work is Now. … Continue reading

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Equitable Open Science

A brief summary of the dynamics of openness in the scholarly endeavor, with a reminder about the broader picture: [W]e must be especially sensitive to the ways in which open science policies may actually worsen existing inequalities, and make efforts to mitigate … Continue reading

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A Test in Reproducibility

During his time as Editor-in-Chief for Molecular Brain, Fujita Health University’s Tsuyoshi Miyakawa made requests for raw data for 41 papers marked for revision prior to publication, and the majority of authors failed to respond to this request (in fact, only … Continue reading

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Experiments in Open Access Publishing: Community Efforts Work; Payoff=Learning & Access

Where have I been since July? I’ve been conducting two experiments in open access publishing, volunteering to be: Co-editor for Evidence Summaries at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, a fully open journal hosted by the University of Alberta (Canada) … Continue reading

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UC Office of Scholarly Communications Provides Negotiation Toolkit to the Public

In a bold effort, the University of California Office of Scholarly Communications has created a toolkit for those negotiating with publishers. The toolkit, well-conceived and including specific UC examples, can assist anyone in approaching complex negotiations (not only with publishers) … Continue reading

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The “Open Access Wars”: An Academic Publishing Synopsis

Recent developments, including University of California developments, clearly explained together with a historical synopsis of the academic publishing industry: This is a story about more than subscription fees. It’s about how a private industry has come to dominate the institutions … Continue reading

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It’s All About Content “Leakage”: Analysis of the UC Elsevier Deal

Roger Schonfeld once again provides an excellent analysis, this time on the drivers of recent Elsevier deals: …California, through its cancellation, has nevertheless maintained its position unambiguously. It does not need ongoing journal subscriptions through ScienceDirect. Put another way: A major … Continue reading

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University of California System Terminates Elsevier Agreement

https://news.lib.berkeley.edu/elsevier-outcome

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ResearchGate Sued in the United States

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/04/publishers-accuse-researchgate-mass-copyright-infringement

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