Societies Research Libraries January 23rd, 2015

From publisher to published author: a conversation with Vanessa Lafaye

Vanessa Lafaye is Associate Director of Professional Innovations at Wiley and a newly published author of a historical fiction novel set in post WWI Florida.  She spoke to us recently about how she came to write Summertime and what it’s like to be on the flip side of publishing.  Q. Can you tell us about your…

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Authors January 22nd, 2015

Cooperation not confrontation- how to convince referees and respond to reviews

Some of the most difficult people to convince about new ideas, especially unusual or controversial ones, are experts. In other words, the reviewers who are likely to be peer-reviewing your paper are also those who are likely to be the most skeptical about it. Whether this is an advantage or disadvantage of the peer-review system…

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Societies January 21st, 2015

More factors for a successful curriculum

In yesterday’s post we looked at three major considerations when building a new curriculum. It’s clear that proper planning and needs mapping, combined with excellent project management skills make a recipe for success. In this second post, we focus on another four essential ingredients in the curriculum mix.   The Content The logistical challenges of weaving…

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Societies January 20th, 2015

Critical success factors for curriculum development

eLearning programs are a great way for a society or association to improve its membership benefits by contributing to the continued education of its members or open up new sources of potential revenue, as we wrote about in the last post on eLearning. But once the decision is made to optimize an existing program, or develop…

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Societies Research Libraries January 16th, 2015

All your CHORUS questions answered: a Q&A with Susan Spilka

We recently spoke to Susan Spilka, Marketing and Communications Director for CHORUS, to learn more about how it works and why it’s worthwhile for publishers and societies to join.  Currently, Wiley supports collection of funding information from the author via our Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS). This information is fed to CrossRef and CHORUS, allowing…

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Authors January 15th, 2015

5 tips for promoting your research through Facebook

Let’s face it; whether you love it or love to hate it, for now, Facebook is here to stay. With 71% of online adults using Facebook, the channel presents a real opportunity for authors and researchers like you, to promote their work, assuming you have the bandwidth to maintain it. However, before you jump headfirst…

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Societies Research Libraries January 14th, 2015

Win prizes for sharing your research with the world

You can now enter your completed or in-progress research in the 5-Minute Science Fair for 2015.   The Science Fair is an opportunity to share your research with the world, and potentially win prizes. For 2015 there will be over $10k in prizes awarded for videos that summarize research in varied disciplines. Currently, discipline-specific prizes are…

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Societies January 12th, 2015

Our favorite tweets from ACUK

In December, we attended the Associations Congress in London, following a successful trip to the European version of this event in Paris earlier in the year. With six streams over two days there was a lot to cover and we made use of social media to pass on the most interesting anecdotes. In this post…

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Societies Research Libraries January 9th, 2015

Telling the story behind the retraction: a Q&A with Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky is a medical journalist, global editorial director of MedPage Today and co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site that tracks and reports on retractions in research journals.  In light of the release of Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics, we were eager to hear more from Ivan on the uptick in retractions, publishing…

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Authors January 8th, 2015

Helping Early Career Researchers to get peer review right

In 2013, more than 1.4 million scholarly articles were published in peer reviewed journals. As the rate of scholarly articles published each year increases, so does the pressure on peer review. In the 2009 Sense About Science peer review survey , 67% of respondents felt that formal training of reviewers would improve the quality of reviews. While…

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