Category Archives: Science Communications Research

The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For…

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

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Springer Nature IPO Withdrawn

Why Was Springer Nature’s IPO Withdrawn?

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Towards an Access and Discovery “Supercontinent”?

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

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Springer Nature Announces IPO

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).  

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What is Blockchain?

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

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“Predation” Update: Beall’s Archive Up and Running

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

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Dr. Martin Grötschel Speaks Out on Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Martin Grötschel, President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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Dr. Thorsten Beck on Image Manipulation Research at Humboldt

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.  

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STS-L Update on STEM Preprint Repositories

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/

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What’s the Ado, in Plaintext

Two random occurrences yesterday made me aware that the discussion about bepress may seem abstract to some readers here in the Czech Republic or to those who are not librarians, unless you have the time to read through the literature … Continue reading

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