Publication Concerns

Tipster’s Note Offers View of Academic Publishing’s Achilles Heel
Communication
July 25, 2023

Tipster’s Note Offers View of Academic Publishing’s Achilles Heel

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Has Digital Open Access Made Book Chapters Comparable to Academic Journals?
Communication
March 14, 2023

Has Digital Open Access Made Book Chapters Comparable to Academic Journals?

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Should ChatGPT Be Listed as an Academic Author?
Innovation
March 7, 2023

Should ChatGPT Be Listed as an Academic Author?

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Rethinking the Link Between Learned Societies and Academic Journals
Communication
January 19, 2023

Rethinking the Link Between Learned Societies and Academic Journals

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‘Peer Community In’ for Preprints Offers a Model for Diamond Open Access

‘Peer Community In’ for Preprints Offers a Model for Diamond Open Access

Peer Community In is a peer-review-based service for recommending preprints which greenlights articles and makes them and their reviews, data, codes and scripts available on an open-access basis.

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How Does Journal Standardization Impact Intellectual Creativity?

How Does Journal Standardization Impact Intellectual Creativity?

Drawing on a recent survey of forty years of research papers in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and interviews with authors, Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Kean Birch, Thed van Leeuwen and Maria Amuchastegui observe an increasing homogenization of published work. Weighing up the pros and cons of this development, they discuss whether it has enhanced or limited intellectual innovations in STS.

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Survey Sees HE Faculty Embracing Digital Changes 

Survey Sees HE Faculty Embracing Digital Changes 

SAGE’s 2022 pedagogy survey, building on prior annual surveys launched in 2020 and repeated in 2021, show some exciting developments in faculty […]

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Editormetrics – We’ve Created a FAIR Dataset of Journal Editors to Benefit Researchers

Editormetrics – We’ve Created a FAIR Dataset of Journal Editors to Benefit Researchers

There is little available information about aggregate patterns of scholarly journal editorships. This may change soon, as Andreas Nishikawa-Pacher writes, thanks to a novel dataset created in collaboration with Kerstin Shoch and Tamara Heck that provides new insights into the landscape of journal editing.

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Tips For Citing Blogs in Your Research: Lessons from Urban Planning

Tips For Citing Blogs in Your Research: Lessons from Urban Planning

The question of what kinds of blogs were already being cited by academics, and what criteria they were using to guide their choice of blogs animated research by two urban planners.

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The Journal Citation Reports 2022 Are Out. What Do They Mean for Sociology?

The Journal Citation Reports 2022 Are Out. What Do They Mean for Sociology?

One way or another, the Journal Citation Reports today play an outsized role in determining whose careers thrive and whose careers whither and which journals flourish or fade away.

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The Invisible Challenges ‘Foreign’ Authors Must Face

The Invisible Challenges ‘Foreign’ Authors Must Face

‘Scholars from the periphery’ often pay a price — unintentional but no less real — for their geography. In this post, Amon […]

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We Cannot Cite Our Way to Equality, But Citational Justice Is Vital

We Cannot Cite Our Way to Equality, But Citational Justice Is Vital

Reflecting on their work to create a guide to fairer citation practices in academic writing, Aurélie Carlier, Hang Nguyen, Lidwien Hollanders, Nicole Basaraba, Sally Wyatt and Sharon Anyango*, highlight challenges to changing citation practices and point to ways in which authors and readers can work towards equitable citations.

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