Societies Research Libraries August 20th, 2014

Advancing peer review: a Q&A with Adam Etkin of PRE

 We recently spoke with Adam Etkin,  Founder and Managing Director of PRE, a division of STRIATUS.  Adam is a veteran of the publishing industry and  formed PRE to assist members of the scholarly publishing community who are committed to preserving an ethical, rigorous peer review process. Q. Can you tell us about your background and your…

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Societies August 18th, 2014

17 things we learned at ASAE 2014

In our final report from the ASAE annual meeting, we share some of what we learned during our time in Music City. Several of us were attending the meeting for the first time and we were all struck by the positive energy and buzz throughout the four days. We came away with fresh insights, new contacts,…

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Societies August 15th, 2014

5 key trends in professional publishing

One of the overriding themes of the ASAE conference in Nashville this year was the universal constant: change. From game-changing talks to hands-on learning labs, ideas and solutions abound on how to respond to a changing marketplace and membership base, but also how to proactively and positively implement your own changes. The Learning Lab session, “5…

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Societies Research Libraries August 14th, 2014

Four ways of measuring influence

Due to the recent release of the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journals Citation Reports we’re taking a break from our regular Author Series to reflect on how we measure influence in research today.  Fear not, the Author Series will be back next week.    Although there is an ever-increasing range of tools designed to measure the influence of scholarly communications…

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Societies August 11th, 2014

How societies can fast-forward their digital strategies

As previously mentioned, we’ll be covering the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting here this week, and don’t forget to follow @WileySocieties for regular updates from the meeting. Here in Nashville, the ASAE Annual Meeting is in full swing and buzzing with positive energy. The society and association professionals in attendance have a lot on…

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Societies August 8th, 2014

A second look at our interview with John Graham, CEO of the world’s largest society for association executives, ASAE

Tomorrow marks the first day of the ASAE meeting in Nashville, TN, so what better reason to dig into the archives and take a second look at our interview with ASAE CEO John Graham.  If you’re heading to Nashville, don’t forget to stop by Wiley’s booth (#300) to say hello and be sure to attend…

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Authors August 7th, 2014

How to promote your research through blogging

With around 42.6 million new posts each month on WordPress alone, blogging has become a serious marketing and business tool. But why should you, as a researcher and author, spend time creating and writing a blog? After all, your time is precious, and setting up a blog, writing regular posts and gaining followers isn’t necessarily…

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Societies Research Libraries August 6th, 2014

Boosting a young democracy

Below is the latest inspiring story from Research4Life’s Unsung Heroes: Stories from the library focused on librarian Shaba Shabana of the Maldives. The Maldives National University recently opened a Postgraduate Research Center that it hopes will become recognized nationally and internationally for quality teaching, scholarship and academic research.  Research4Life is the research platform the University needs to achieve this…

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Societies Research Libraries August 5th, 2014

A CHORUS [time]line

Many of you are probably already familiar with CHORUS – the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. This not-for-profit, public-private partnership was set up following the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo requiring all federal agencies with R&D budgets of more than $100m to come up with plans to…

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Societies Research Libraries August 1st, 2014

A day in the life of Microbiology Ph.D. Roopali Rajput

Dr. Vinita Jindal, one of my post-graduate professors, once said, “A Ph.D. is not an easy degree to attain. If it was, then everybody who wants one would have the honor of having one.”. While pursuing my five-year career in research, this has become very obvious to me. “Pressure, pressure, pressure, you need to learn…

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