Producing papers for a growing number of journals with an ever shrinking audience risks diminishing the potential of the impact of academic work.
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As some U.S. research libraries back away from so-called Big Deals with journal publishers, a major British library group has also taken a stand against high serials prices.
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The American Economic Association announced last week that it is ending "double blind" peer review, the traditional system in the social sciences in which authors of submitted articles are not known to reviewers, nor are reviewers known to authors. Political Analysis, a key journal in political science, is making a similar shift. Starting July 1, the economics association's journals -- which include the most influential in economics -- will go to "single blind" reviews.
Continuing with our focus on the merits of social media for making academic impact, Alfred Hermida , award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator, argues that social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation, where participation and engagement are recognised and rewarded through dynamic social interactions. Harzing’s Publish or Perish is the prevailing mantra in universities, with academic authority derived from a solid publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Resulting from the Article of the Future project innovations, we are now able to announce the SciVerse ScienceDirect redesigned article page, with a new layout including a navigational pane and an optimized reading middle pane.