Societies November 21st, 2014

How can scholarly societies or associations add value with eLearning programs?

Memberships are in decline It is no secret that many scholarly societies or associations are seeing membership numbers dwindle in recent years. Whether this is due to member needs changing and societies being unable to adapt quickly, the almost ubiquitous access to academic resources seeing the society publication cease to be the main draw, or just simply…

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Authors November 20th, 2014

Time management tips for authors and researchers

I collaborated with the Wiley Author Team to launch a webinar on November 13, 2014 on time management for authors. As the Manager for Training and Development at Wiley, I was pleased to apply time management techniques to feedback and live questions from authors and researchers. If you missed the webinar, you can listen to the…

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Societies Research Libraries November 19th, 2014

Working together to improve the user experience: a conversation with Susan Stearns of the Boston Library Consortium

Q. Can you tell us about your background and your current position? A. I’m a librarian by training and worked early in my career in both academic and corporate libraries.  However, the bulk of my career has been spent on the library software vendor side, working for companies such as Faxon Research Services, NorthernLight Technologies,…

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Societies November 18th, 2014

The next billion: The future of community engagement in a connected world

“Welcome to the Connected World.” This simple yet portentous greeting marked a day of thought-provoking—and at times provocative—discourse on exactly that concept.  But, haven’t we always been here? Even before the advent of the Internet, before telecommunications, before the rise of modern society itself, we have been a species with an intrinsic and prevailing need…

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Societies Research Libraries November 14th, 2014

Finding the right fit for your research: a Q&A with Ben Mudrak of Research Square

With the ever-increasing number of journals out there, it can be tough to determine where to submit your research.  Ben Mudrak, scientist and Strategic Accounts Manager at Research Square, spoke to us recently about how JournalGuide may be able to help.  Q. Can you tell us about JournalGuide?  When, how and why did it come about? A.…

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Authors November 13th, 2014

Wiley Editing Services celebrates 1st birthday

One Year Ago Wiley launched Wiley Editing Services with the mission of increasing manuscript quality and facilitating shorter review times for our authors. Motivated by the fact that manuscripts are often returned purely for English language and formatting issues, we want to ensure that there are no barriers for authors in the process of publishing…

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Societies Research November 12th, 2014

Working together for the betterment of published research

The Core Outcomes in Women’s Health (CROWN) Initiative is a consortium of over 70 Obstetrics and Gynecology journals all committed to encouraging the development and reporting of core outcomes sets within the specialty. In May 2013 BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology received a paper that prompted the establishment of collaboration between journals…

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Societies Research Libraries November 11th, 2014

Supporting scholarship throughout the lifecycle: a Q&A with librarian, publisher and educator Maria Stella Bonn

Back in May, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Maria Stella Bonn at the SSP Annual Meeting in Boston.  Maria is currently senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and before that, she served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of…

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Societies Research Libraries November 7th, 2014

Mentoring the next generation of reviewers

Peer review is at the heart of scientific publishing. It provides the opportunity to discuss and improve upon a manuscript before publication and helps to ensure quality standards of articles published. But current complexities in the academic landscape, variations in the approach to assessing research, and difficulty securing reviewers due to demands on time are…

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Societies Research Libraries November 5th, 2014

Data with a soul: the top 6 things we learned at The Market Research Event

Harnessing influence, creative storytelling, and flipping the fundamentals were key themes at The Market Research Event (TMRE) last week, billed as the most comprehensive insights conference in the world.  Here’s what we learned: 1. What we think our customers want and what they actually want is different. Prior preferences are weak predictors of future purchasing. …

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