Who's Afraid of Peer Review?
A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no scrutiny at many open-access journals. (Science, October 2013)
Two points of view on this article:
Open Access “Sting” Reveals Deception, Missed Opportunities
Peer Review Quality is Independent of Open Access
Peer review needs to expand so that more scientists are reviewing papers
A new tool that selects peer reviewers by algorithm could make the peer review process more reliable, says Richard Price. (Guardian, 2013-10-23)
Visualizing Article Performance — Altmetrics Searches for Appropriate Display
An overview on these new services hovering around the perimeters of science publishers, gathering, aggregating and selling access to new data sources on how individuals interact with the literature. (Scholarly Kitchen, 2013-09-30)
SPARC Europe in two new EU projects – FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA
SPARC Europe announced its partnership on two successful project bids to the European Commission. Both projects will start in early 2014. FOSTER is about training researchers and stakeholders, and PASTEUR4OA will promote alignment of OA policies developed in Europe. (SPARC 2013-10-22)
Dubious journal fear stalks India
Evolution of scientific publications especially open access journals in India. (The Telegraph, 2013-10-03)
The MedOANet project releases Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations
The MedOANet project (Mediterranean Open Access Network) releases the Guidelines which aims to coordinate the policy-development in the six Mediterranean countries that participate in the project (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey). (MedOANet, 2013-10-23)
When It Comes to Green OA, Nice Guys Finish Last
Green Open Access (OA) can be a factor in a librarian’s decision to cancel a subscription to a journal. Thus, publishers with liberal Green OA policies increase the chance that their journals will be cancelled. (Scholarly Kitchen, 2013-09-26)
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