What steps can the scholarly community take to reform research evaluation and move away from relying too heavily on finite metrics that could skew the results? A recent NISO webinar series explored this question.
As preprint use extends beyond its origins in physics, math, law, and economics into other disciplines, how are journal publishers responding? In this blog, we overview steps journal publishers are taking to allow preprint posting and even integrate it with their publishing processes.
What steps should scholarly publishers be taking to promote better travel routes and rules of the road for research metadata and data sharing to support discovery, assessment, and reuse, and what are the possibilities? Here are some key takeaways from the 2021 NISO Plus conference.
Where are the biggest scholarly publishing advances occurring? In this blog post, we look at three areas of innovation to watch.
In her work, Judy Luther, President of Informed Strategies, has remained on the pulse of current developments in scholarly publishing and research information systems. In a recent interview, we asked her to share the primary changes she's observed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and her future expectations. Here are highlights from that conversation.
In this interview, eLife's Head of Technology Paul Shannon and Product Manager Hannah Drury discuss the aims of Sciety, an emerging platform for following new preprints and reviews of them or available commentary via Science Twitter.
In this interview, President and Founder of PSP Consulting Pippa Smart, overviews the many variations of blind and open peer review that she's come across as well as core benefits and challenges of each that journals should consider.
During Scholastica's recent Peer Review Week webinar, panelists explored ways journals can help scholars and the general public more easily distinguish peer-reviewed preprints from unvetted ones to increase trust in preprints and peer review. Read on for the full details and a link to the webinar recording!
As the shortfallings of the Journal Impact Factor become more glaring, the question is — will it ever be superseded? In this blog, we overview three emerging alternative research assessment options that journal publishers should watch and ways to implement them.
In this interview, Olga Pilkington, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research at Dixie State University, discusses how she spearheaded the launch of the university's first student-run open access journal, Curiosity: Interdisciplinary Journal of Research and Innovation.