Change is coming in scientific publishing! We are collecting feedback through focus groups on our proposal 'Towards Responsible Publishing'. Let's shape the future of scholarly communication together!
New study: "At least 67 hijacked #journals…have penetrated #Scopus since 2013. Of these, 33 journals indexed unauthorized content in Scopus and 23 compromised the homepage link in the journal's profile, while 11 did both. As of September 2023, 41 hijacked journals are still compromising the data of legitimate journals in Scopus."
In 2021, WHO began requiring that all WHO-authored and WHO-funded journal articles must be " published in an open-access journal or on an open-access platform."
They want authors to use journals that are indexed in DOAJ and that deposit the version of record in PMC.
If I were the Gates Foundation or the Wellcome Trust, and I saw this workaround for the requirement that my foundation's money could be spent on OA APCs only if the journal is all-OA rather than hybrid, I would not be happy. #scholcomm
Looking to share your latest #DigitalInformation insights, reports, and projects? Be a part of the February 2024 CNI Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series.📅 Proposals accepted until Dec 15. 📽️✨ Submit here: https://www.cni.org/resources/pbvs/submit-a-proposal #CNI #ScholComm #DigiPres #HigherEdTech #ResearchLibraries #AI #OA 🌐
Good question from #WindCowles on #OpenData policies: "How do we move from a compliance mindset, which promotes a minimalist approach in which researchers might only put in the minimum amount of effort and thus potentially share poorly documented or disorganized data, to an ecosystem that actually enables and rewards open, equitable, and accessible scholarship?"
⏳We are just two weeks away from our Fall 2023 Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Brush up on our sessions & speakers in advance of the two-day community gathering on #DigitalInformation, #ScholComm, the #research enterprise, and more. Full schedule at the link 🔗 https://www.cni.org/events/membership-meetings/upcoming-meeting/fall-2023/schedule-f23#CNI23f
As the ⌛ 29th November survey deadline nears, we warmly encourage all research stakeholders to share their feedback on our 'Towards #ResponsiblePublishing' proposal & shape the future of scholarly publishing!
Now Available From OSTP: Report to Congress on Financing Mechanisms For Open Access Publishing of Federally Funded Research https://www.infodocket.com/2023/11/22/now-available-from-ostp-report-to-congress-on-financing-mechanisms-for-open-access-publishing-of-federally-funded-research/ #oa #openaccess #scholcomm
New in our journal European Science Editing, a Correspondence article from Piero Pollesello and Papp Zoltan offers up an interesting take on the plausibility and practical uses of ChatGPT, along with a healthy portion of cautionary advice.
#Canada: CARL, OCUL, and University of Toronto #Libraries Sign MOU Outlining Collaborative Intent to Develop a National Institutional Repository Service https://www.infodocket.com/2023/11/23/canada-carl-ocul-and-university-of-toronto-libraries-sign-mou-outlining-collaborative-intent-to-develop-a-national-institutional-repository-service/ #scholcomm
Attention #Publishers! Your insights can shape the evolution of scholarly publishing.
📢 SCOSS event, Thursday, November 30th
7 AM PST, 8 AM MST, 10 AM EST, 4 PM CET
You are invited to join the SCOSS Family and Board to talk about the future of building connections between the world's infrastructures.
To join the #SCOSS event, register here ⤵️
🛠️📍 The PKP Software Development Roadmap has moved to GitHub with a more user-friendly format!
Select from the top-level tabs for options (3.4, 3.5 LTS, 3.6, table, 3.5 timeline), and click on the task to get an expanded summary.
PKP Software Development Roadmap on GitHub: https://github.com/orgs/pkp/projects/32/views/3
The details of our fall meeting sessions are now available, covering #ResearchData, #DigitalPreservation, #Cyberinfrastructure, and more topics supporting the advancement of #ScholComm in the digital environment. #CNI23f🔗Check out the Sessions: https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2023/project-briefings-breakout-sessions-f23
New study: "More than 70% of #DiamondOA journals are published by universities, around 15% by publishing companies, while the rest are published by societies, professional associations, or libraries. A disruptive approach requires a shift in researchers’ mindset, recognizing and promoting the value of these journals, and actively seeking to publish in them."
Very interesting analysis of how #publisher consolidation (mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, conglomerates) changed #fiction for the worse.
Here's recent CNI videos on #AI's impact on #Research, #ScholComm, & #Libraries, with more to explore at our fall mtg.
-AI-Human Collab: How Advanced Technologies are Shaping the Future of Publishing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3TiFv6tGjbM&feature=youtu.be
-ChatGPT: The Future of Higher Ed & Libraries: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=erL3dQnNLgk&feature=youtu.be
-You Autocomplete Me: Navigating Human-Machine Relationships for Responsible AI & Data Science Implementations: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDc1rTyaHW0&feature=youtu.be
-Towards an AI-Aware Academic Library: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kgxPzYa9Tps&feature=youtu.be
In our December Get-together @dnjournals, EASE Past-President, will lead an informal discussion on communication channels, exchanging thoughts on our changing relationships with social media, and swapping preferences for how and where we get our information from.
Come and share your thoughts with other EASE members, Tues 19 Dec, 3pm UK time. Register now and share with colleagues!
We recommended Lorcan Dempsey's outstanding new piece on #GenerativeAI, where he synthesizes many developments & key questions; particularly take note of context number five "AI is weird," which captures some important insights that are not discussed enough. https://www.lorcandempsey.net/generative-ai-and-libraries-7-contexts/#ResearchLibraries #HigherEdIT #AI #LibraryTech #LibraryPublishing #ScholComm
Preprint: “The Registry of #Scientometric Data Sources” https://www.infodocket.com/2023/11/13/preprint-the-registry-of-scientometric-data-sources/ #scholcomm
"After peer review, editors should have two options: reject or conditionally accept. A conditional acceptance means that the editor or their deputy commits to working with the author until the paper is published. There could never be a second round of anonymous reviews, which only encourage reviewers to dig in their hills, pick at nits, become combative, etc."
New from the Ivy Plus Library Confederation (#IPLC): "The 13 Ivy Plus #libraries are both surprised by and united in opposition to the zero embargo option announced by the American Chemical Society (#ACS)…This unexpected new [Article Development Charge, #ADC] is a clear challenge to both authors’ rights and the developing scholarly communications ecosystem…The new ADC charge proposed by the ACS is objectionable on many levels…"
🎉 IDAHO joins @openaccessnetwork projects lineup!
➡️ Check out our profile here: https://open-access.network/vernetzen/open-access-projekte/idaho
➡️ And do not forget to discover other newly launched projects promoting #openaccess culture: https://open-access.network/vernetzen/open-access-projekte
In 2022, we committed to the Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI). A year later, with a new update to the Principles now available,
reflects on how POSI has benefitted DOAJ.
We have listened and in response to growing concerns from the community around special issues, we have added new criteria to our Basic criteria. After today, all new applications must comply with them.
#cOAlition_S is calling for public comments on its proposal for steps "Toward Responsible #Publishing".
"The new proposal is anchored in two key concepts that extend #Plan_S:
1. Authors, not third-party suppliers, decide when and what to publish…
2. The scholarly record includes the full range of outputs created during the research cycle, and not just the final journal-accepted version."
Question: If a journal receives a submission within its scope, and has trouble finding referees, how long should it wait, or how long should it keep trying, before it notifies the authors and invites them to submit the manuscript elsewhere?
I'm prompted to ask this question by the case described in this article, which is about "handling editors" rather than referees.
Chat with husband about X and its idiotic, megalomaniac proprietor. We both are hardly there and on the rare occasions that we do check in we notice how hollow the communities have become. When I mentioned that somehow a lot of #institutions #libraries #openaccess and #scholcomm folks still hang on, he said: "You know who advertises there a lot? Springer and the other one, Elsevier. Whenever I check my feed, they flood it. I always block them. They are total scum." God, I love this man.
International #OAWeek may be coming to an end, but the work does not. We're looking forward to meeting you there!
Snijder R, “Measured in a context: making sense of open access book data,” Insights, 2023, 36: 20, 1–10; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.627
Like others in this thread, I still have many more followers on X than here. But I also have much more engagement here. This may depend on one's topic. But my topics (#OpenAccess, #OpenScience, #OpenData, #ScholComm...) overlap with yours. Plus, here we have #OpenSource, no ads, and no worries about lending our weight to the network effects enriching a dangerous man+company.
New study: "#Preprint review services have the potential to turn #PeerReview into a more transparent and rewarding experience and to improve publishing and peer review workflows. We are witnessing the growth of a mixed system in which preprint servers, preprint review services and journals operate mostly in complementary ways. In the longer term, however, preprint review services may disrupt the scholarly communication [#ScholComm] landscape in a more radical way."
Check out the chapter from IOI’s @kaythaney with Micah Vandegrift on “How Open Became Infrastructure” in the new OA book: "Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge." https://acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/scholarly-communication-librarianship-and-open-knowledge/ #scholcomm #libraries #openknowledge
Sometimes, there's poetry in numbers.
Today, as we celebrate our **20th** year, we hit **20,000** journals indexed in #DOAJ . Strangely satisfying, wouldn't you agree?
So here's a huge round of applause to all the DOAJ Team and you, our community for everything you have done to keep us going this far!
Institutional Repository Librarian at Montclair State University
The #UMontana is cancelling more than 5,000 #journals from #Elsevier, #TaylorAndFrancis, and #Wiley, forced by "rising journal…#prices and a stagnant #budget…The library has seen a $700,000 reduction in money received since fiscal year 2020."
On the one hand, this is a sign of progress. There's rising acceptance that #OpenAccess is the future and #subscriptions are the past. We're fine-tuning how to do the future and debating different forks in the road.
On the other hand...
Congratulations to the The Library Publishing Coalition on their 10th anniversary this year! #LPC has lots planned, including an in-person Library Publishing Forum (May 2024 in Minneapolis), a “yearbook,” and a new blog series Learn more and get involved at https://mailchi.mp/educopia/10th-anniversary-announcement.
#Libraries #LibraryPublishing #ScholComm #DigitalPublishing
Dritjon Gruda makes a good case against the custom (sometimes a rule) to submit new articles to just one journal at a time.
From July 27, 2022:
"This week’s Twitter spats in #scholcomm have me thinking about Wittgenstein’s remark: 'Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things that look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different.'"
New Book: "Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge"; OA (Full Text) Version Available https://www.infodocket.com/2023/10/10/new-book-scholarly-communication-librarianship-and-open-knowledge-oa-version-available/ #scholcomm #libraries #openknowledge
If you've heard that Chinese research reforms "restrict" #OpenAccess publications, don't draw the wrong conclusion. The restrictions are merely "a prohibition to use research funding to pay for article processing charges (#APC), except for high-quality publications, and the blacklisting of #predatory journals."
PS: Both are reasonable. Both are compatible with a strong preference for OA (tho this article doesn't discuss that).
⏰ Tuesday, Oct. 10, is the deadline to submit your proposal for our Fall 2023 Membership in Washington, D.C. #CNI23f
Learn more about the meeting and proposal process, and submit your proposal: https://www.cni.org/events/membership-meetings/upcoming-meeting/fall-2023/project-briefing-proposals-f23
Thoughtful deliberations by the 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 on how a small, underfunded #society journal in the #humanities can convert to #OpenAccess, even no-APC OA (#DiamondOA). Notable for the felt "cultural imperative" to become OA, awareness of the options, and love of print.
Congratulations to #YuanLi, @Harvard's new University Scholarly Communication Officer and Director of Open Scholarship and Research Data Services.
Researchers can hold paradoxical beliefs about corrections: one, corrections are good for science; two, correcting their own work is bad. James Parry introduces our webinar on corrections with Lauren Flintoft and Gráinne McNamara, who both work on this on a daily basis.
Good line from Jamie Caridi, president of Bethany College: “There are so many orthodoxies at [colleges and universities]; some are load-bearing and important, and some honestly just weigh down the institution. You don’t know which is which until you start taking a hard look at things.”
It's exciting to see all the great responses to the #PALOMERA survey so far! Thank you!
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A blog post I wrote on library publishing just got published by the IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group
Would be thrilled if you read and shared
265 / Community Governance In Scholarly Communication https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7152907
266 / Interventions in scholarly communication: Design lessons from public health https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v28i8.12941
267 / #OpenScience human emancipation or bureaucratic serfdom?
268 / A Controlled Vocabulary and Metadata Schema for Materials Science Data Discovery https://doi.org/10.5334/dsj- 2021-018
Why should you bring #preprints into your journal club?
Here’s what #ECRs stand to gain by looking beyond published papers. 9/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm #ResearchCulture #EDI #DEI #Preprint #Reproducibility #OpenAccess #OpenScience #OpenResearch
As senior faculty, you can make or break a career in a two-page tenure letter.
From the A4BL Anti-racist Tenure Letter Working Group, here’s a guide for writing anti-racist tenure and promotion letters. 8/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm #ResearchCulture #EDI #DEI
Trainees at different career stages proposed 7 actions that academic institutions and departments can take to improve their science training. 7/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm #Reproducibility #ResearchCulture #EDI #DEI
Writing or reviewing a manuscript? Watch out for these ten common statistical mistakes ⬇️ 6/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm #Reproducibility #DataScience #DataAnalysis #Data #Research #Statistics
Any large dataset can be analyzed in a number of ways.
The team behind this article shared guidance for conducting and reporting studies using multiple analysts for more reproducible results. 5/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm
Speaking of which, do you remember your first day in the lab?
Every lab has its own procedures and philosophy, and an onboarding package with a few key elements can help new members settle in.
Check out some examples: https://elifesciences.org/articles/79627?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic_features 4/n
A lab handbook can help with the day-to-day challenges of running a lab and promote a positive culture. Check out these in-depth resources, including a template, to help you write your own. 3/n
To kick off the thread, here are 22 persuasive communication devices that you should watch out for when writing or reading a research article. 2/n
#AcademicChatter #Writing #Academia #PhDlife #PhD #ECR #SciComm #ScholComm
👋 Hello, Mastodon community!
We are cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funding & performing organisations, aiming to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality by implementing #Plan_S
📚 If topics such as #OpenScience, #OpenAccess, #ScientificPublishing, #ResponsiblePublishing and #ScholComm, are among your interests, join us here for some insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and a peek into upcoming initiatives!
Some of my thoughts examining the cluster of new zombie journals and how they're connected to $APCs and "transformative agreements"
Boosts are appreciated!
@karawynn explores a seemingly small change in the UI of an resource for e- and audio-book access via libraries....
every time a conversation about new publishing modalities runs aground on "but what about peer review" as if journals are the only means of reviewing anything I remember this paragraph.
I just posted some reflections and analysis on scholcomm/OA from the past year at https://ghamandi.hcommons.org/2023/07/31/open-power-and-the-organized-masses/
Getting my feet wet writing more regularly again 😀
I'm trying to curate my blog as a knowledge hub, so check out the other pages as well!
Thanks to @astrobri and Sam P for helping me think through some of this.
📣 It's official! The Public Knowledge Project's community-driven, researched-based, free and open-source software version 3.4 for scholarly publishing is here!
Check out the features allowing for greater quality, reach, and independence!
I am currently preparing for my first post-lockdown on-site conferences (besides one in my hometown).
The costs, the effort (family organisation, hotel search, logistics...), the travelling: I find it hard to justify. The more events that are held virtually, the better, cheaper, more CO2-efficient and, above all, more inclusive.