Elsevier journals: has anything changed?

Originally posted on Gowers's Weblog:
Greg Martin, a number theorist at UBC (the University of British Columbia in Vancouver) doesn’t think so, so he has decided to resign from the editorial board of Elsevier’s Journal of Number Theory. His resignation letter makes interesting reading: I reproduce it here with his permission. Dear colleagues, I…

Event report: “Dealing with Data – what’s the role for the library?”

Originally posted on City Open Access:
Sorry for the lack of posts to this blog, loyal readers. I intend to write something about the work we’re doing on staff profiles here at City soon. In the meantime, here’s a write-up of an event I attended in Ghent, Belgium (which, by the way, is a lovely…

A Data Management and Data Sharing Bibliography for Librarians

Originally posted on Kevin the Librarian:
It has been a while since I last posted. December was a pretty crazy month and I’ve been working on some excellent projects (more to come on the blog in a few weeks). In the meantime, a colleague of mine – the talented @fsayre – and I have been working hard…

How do you know an OA journal is legitimate?

(from Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program) As a researcher or scholar under pressure to publish, you may accept solicitations to submit articles for publication even if you are not familiar with the journal or publisher. Some of these offers are legitimate but others turn out to be scams. It is wise to take a fewContinue reading “How do you know an OA journal is legitimate?”

Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable Open Access publishers

  Excerpt from Butler, Declan; Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing. Nature 495, 433–435 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495433a Only one article from the excellent Nature special edition ‘The future of science publishing’ Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable publishers Declan Butler How to perform due diligence before submitting to a journal or publisher.Continue reading “Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable Open Access publishers”

Catch up on your OA reading during Easter Break!

Several  very interesting articles appeared during the last days: Wilbanks John;  Licence restrictions: A fool’s errand Nature, 495, 440–441 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495440a Neylon, Cameron;  Let’s get this straight ,  The Times Higher Education 28 March 2013 Va Noorden, Richard;  Open Access: The true cost of  science publishing Nature 495, 426–429 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495426aContinue reading “Catch up on your OA reading during Easter Break!”