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"Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on August 29th, 2014

Quinn Galbraith, Elizabeth Smart, Sara D. Smith and Megan Reed have published "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure" in College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This study finds that 76 percent of academic librarians have faculty status.

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    "The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 26th, 2014

    Pippa Smart has published "The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014" in Science Editing.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Technical solutions have attempted to address the growth in research but have sometimes added to the tsunami of information and increased the need to manage quality. To this end experiments with the traditional quality control and dissemination systems have been attempted, but news of improvements are frequently overshadowed by alarms about ethical problems. There is particular concern about some of the new publishers who are not adhering to established quality control and ethical practices. Within a potentially fragmenting system, however, there are also emerging collaborative projects helping to knit together the different elements of the publishing landscape to improve quality, linkages and access.

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      eLife Research Advances Allows Authors to Update Their Papers

      Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 19th, 2014

      eLife has announced Research Advances, which allows authors to update their papers.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      The new article format, which we have named Research Advances, is for new results that build on previously published Research Articles or Short Reports in an important way. Authors will therefore be able to report progress in their research programs rapidly and efficiently when it is judged to be a substantial addition to the original work. These contributions might use a new technique or a different experimental design to generate results that strengthen, refine or even challenge the conclusions of the original research paper.

      On a historical note, the University of Houston Libraries' e-journal The Public-Access Computer Systems Review began to offer authors the option of updating articles in 1995. For example, the 1995 "The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive Online System (HELIOS): Building a Digital Archive Using Imaging, OCR, and Natural Language Processing Technologies" and the 1998 "The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive Online System (HELIOS): An Update."

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        "Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 10th, 2014

        Angela Cochran has published "Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

        Here's an excerpt:

        The implementation is not without complications. Publishers need to make some pretty serious decisions on how to proceed. The biggest decision may be exactly what to expose in order to comply with any forthcoming public access mandates. The options are to make the accepted manuscripts (AM) publicly available for papers derived from federal funds or to allow access to the final PDF or version of record (VoR). Either is acceptable under federal requirements.

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          SCOAP3 Has Published 2,000 Articles

          Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 3rd, 2014

          The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) has published 2,000 articles.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Two thousand Open Access articles have been published with SCOAP3 funding since January 2014 in 10 journals from 11 publishers and learned societies. These articles are released under a CC-BY license, and openly accessible on publishers websites. In addition, articles are also immediately available on the SCOAP3 repository at repo.scoap3.org in several formats, including PDF/A and XML for text-mining and other purposes. Scientists from over 80 countries have freely published in SCOAP journals so far.

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            Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014

            Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 1st, 2014

            Taylor & Francis has released the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014.

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            In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors' views on open access.

            Having previously conducted a survey on open access in 2013, we have been able to see how authors' opinions have developed, and whether the discussion and debate on open access has helped to inform and shape views.

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              "The Subversive Proposal at 20"

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 1st, 2014

              Richard Poynder has published "The Subversive Proposal at 20" in Open and Shut?

              Here's an excerpt:

              Twenty years ago yesterday, cognitive scientist Stevan Harnad posted a message on a mailing list, a message he headed "A Subversive Proposal." This called on all researchers to make copies of the papers they published in scholarly journals freely available on the Internet. . . .

              To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Subversive Proposal, I emailed Harnad nine questions yesterday. These questions are published below, with Harnad's answers attached.

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                "Can Libraries Help Stop this Madness?"

                Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on June 27th, 2014

                Kevin L. Smith has published "Can Libraries Help Stop this Madness?" in Library Journal.

                Here's an excerpt:

                If university presses can make a successful transition to less-expensive digital publishing, we should support that transition as fully as we can, but we should withhold funds where the digital product reflects the high prices and other inefficiencies mandated by print.

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