Societies Research Libraries September 12th, 2014

Connecting the ivory tower with the boardroom

One thing I have concluded with 100% certainty during over 17 years spent working in both investment banking and finance academia is that ne’er the twain shall meet! It seems as if there is a universe of banks and bank practitioners out there engaged in finance every day, alongside a parallel universe of academic institutions,…

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Authors September 11th, 2014

How to maximize the impact of your published research

So you have published your research, your publisher is working hard to market your work, but how can you give your paper that extra push? How can you maximize the impact of your published research? Listening to our authors, we hear three key consistent requirements: 1. Authors want to publish their work quickly 2. Authors…

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Societies Research Libraries September 10th, 2014

How do we nurture the research breakthroughs of the next century?

Today’s post is the prizewinning essay from a recent contest open to UK-based Wiley Advisors.  Advisors were invited to submit an essay on  “The challenges and opportunities facing ECRs in building an international reputation in the 21st Century”.  Congratulations to Jonathan Foster who has won an all-expenses-paid trip to Frankfurt to participate on a ECRs panel at…

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Societies Research Libraries September 9th, 2014

JournalMap: map-based discovery of scholarly literature

Pick up your smartphone and ask it where the nearest place is to buy a cup of coffee. You will be presented with a map showing all of the nearby coffee shops. Choose one and your phone displays walking directions on a map with an arrow guiding your path. It’s amazing and getting better every…

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Societies Research Libraries September 5th, 2014

6 things researchers want from publishers now

Over the past few months, we’ve frequently found ourselves sitting on the other side of the desk -learning directly from researchers about what they need most from publishers – at events such as this ALPSP Seminar, Sense about Science workshops, SSP and through our own UX testing.   Below are some of the strongest messages that…

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Authors September 4th, 2014

The power of a hashtag: Twitter tools you need to know about

It’s safe to say that the explosion of social media has done the world of research a great service – not least in the way it’s transforming how we discover, digest and collaborate with each other on all things scholarly. Indeed, we’re now at the stage where we could feasibly question just how we ever…

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Societies Research Libraries September 3rd, 2014

The evolution of author guidelines

The post below was originally published on the Wiley Open Access website. Congratulations are due to PeerJ for succeeding in bringing into focus an essential publisher service that has been little publicized in the past. The journal opened for submissions on December 3rd ­2012, and many tweets and blogs were spawned by the following passage in…

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Societies Research Libraries September 2nd, 2014

Simplification, education, transparency: ISMTE North American Conference 2014

“Even Einstein benefited from the peer review process,” said Adam Etkin, of PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) and Social Cite, while speaking at this year’s North American conference for the International Association of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). During his presentation on the systems he has worked hard to develop—PRE-val/PRE-score and Social Cite—he shared an article…

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Societies Research Libraries August 29th, 2014

Current Protocols: a tool for consistency and reliability in your research

A major concern of researchers is the reproducibility of experimental results. Earlier this year, Francis Collins and Lawrence Tabak discussed the steps the NIH was considering to address consistency and reproducibility in biomedical research.  They noted that many factors have contributed to this problem, including poor training of researchers in experimental design and limitations in…

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Authors August 28th, 2014

How to write a grant application

Most researchers in health and science come across grant applications at some point in their careers. In fact, many positions depend on them, whether they are doctoral students who require fellowships, postgraduates setting up relatively simple projects as they start employment, ormore senior staff who need to have a steady stream of research projects. Although…

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