Societies Research Libraries October 22nd, 2014

Celebrating a new era in scholarly publishing

We continue our celebration of Open Access week with a reflection on the past, present and future of the movement from Deni Auclair of Outsell Inc.    In response to the rise of open access, Elsevier is quoted in Outsell’s 2004 report Competitor Assessment: STM – Revolution In The Land Of The Giants as saying that…

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Societies Research Libraries October 21st, 2014

What does Open Access mean to you?

We’ve got #OAWeek fever!  We’re hosting a free webinar at 11 AM EDT today on Open Access and scholarly societies.  Register here and join us.  And, don’t forget to join our live Open Access publishing Twitter chat also today at 12 PM EDT with Allen J. Moore and Andrew Beckerman.  Follow @WileyOpenAccess and participate using #WileyOAChat. …

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Societies Research Libraries October 20th, 2014

Open Access and the early career researcher

We’re kicking off Open Access week fittingly.  With a theme this year of “Generation Open”, highlighting the role of students and early career researchers in the open access movement, it seems appropriate to hear what this community has to say.  As a part of this generation, Wiley Advisor and Sense About Science Voice of Young Science member Daniel Amund shares his thoughts and feelings on Open…

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Societies Research Libraries October 17th, 2014

Here’s how we’re making Open Access account management easier for institutions and funders

Next week is Open Access week!  We’ll be featuring open access-focused posts all week, so stay tuned. We’re kicking the festivities off a little early by introducing a new tool to make open access easier for funders and institutions.  Is Open Access Fund Management getting overwhelming?   Many funders require the published output of research they fund to…

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Societies Research Libraries October 16th, 2014

Funding research publication to benefit all: David Carr discusses the Charity Open Access Fund

An alliance of six leading UK medical research charities, including the Wellcome Trust, recently announced the establishment of The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF). COAF became operational October 1st, 2014 and is being administered by the Wellcome Trust. We had the chance to catch-up with the Wellcome Trust’s Policy Advisor, David Carr, to learn more.   Q.…

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Societies Research Libraries October 15th, 2014

Navigating the digital revolution together: a Q&A with Michael Mabe of STM

We recently caught up wth Michael Mabe, CEO of STM, the international trade association representing scientific, technical and medical publishers.  Q. Can you tell us about your background and your current role with STM? A. I stumbled into scholarly publishing in 1980.  I had just finished graduate research into chemical aspects of radiocarbon dating at…

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Societies Research Libraries October 14th, 2014

Experiments in content curation: the visual wonders of Pinterest

If you’ve taken a great photo recently or found a blog site you wanted to bookmark, then chances are you’ve uploaded or shared them to a social media site, most probably Facebook or Twitter. And if it’s an academic article, you might post it onto CiteULike or Reddit. But have you considered Pinterest? With over…

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Societies Research Libraries October 10th, 2014

Five things we learned at ALPSP

Last month, around 250 publishers, editors, librarians and tech companies met in the UK for the 2014 conference of The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).  Several Wiley colleagues were in attendance to listen and learn, and also to present, with Graham Woodward speaking about altmetrics, Fiona Murphy chairing a session on data,…

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Authors October 9th, 2014

Four reasons why the h-index is here to stay

Since the h-index was first introduced to the scientific community by Jorge Hirsch in 2005 (Hirsch JE. An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2005; 102(46): 16569-16572.), there has been no shortage of skeptics angrily waving their torches and pitchforks in protest. And it’s no wonder why – telling…

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Societies Research Libraries October 8th, 2014

Uncovering the mysteries behind the metrics

As a technology journalist, I’ve been fascinated by social media from the very beginning. I loved the fact that the web had evolved into a lively platform for people to engage in conversation and share information with each other; it felt like an exciting movement to be part of. When I hung up my reporter’s…

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