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April highlights from the world of scientific publishing

6th May 2014

What I learned from Twitter last month: new data on how much money publishers charge libraries, discussions of where and how post-publication peer review should happen, and who publishes in megajournals and why. What publishers actually charge universities As mentioned last month, data is beginning to emerge on what particular universities and funders are paying in article processing charges (APCs) for open access papers. The Wellcome Trust was first with a dataset from 2012-13 published on @figshare.... Read more

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March highlights from the world of scientific publishing

4th Apr 2014

An update on what I learnt from Twitter last month: dodgy citation metrics, mislabelled papers and journals and more. Metrics A wonderful Perspective piece appeared in the open access journal mBio entitled Causes for the Persistence of Impact Factor Mania. Here, Arturo Casadevall (Editor in Chief of the journal) and Ferric C. Fang treat the misuse of the journal impact factor as if it were a disease and suggest possible causes and treatments. They diagnose the main problem as: "Publication in prestigious... Read more

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A comparison of open access publication charges

27th Mar 2012

Having covered submission fees and other charges, it is about time I covered the main event, isn't it? I'm talking about open access publication fees, also known as author publishing charges (APCs) and many other names. This is a fee for making your article free for readers to read, and usually for them to download, distribute and do whatever they like with as well. What do you get for your money? Before agreeing to pay a fee to make your article open access, make sure you check the licence. True... Read more

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