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News release: the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool

10th Nov 2014

The recently launched editing and consultancy company Cofactor has released a free, online tool to help scientists choose the most appropriate journal for their paper. The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool is available at http://cofactorscience.com/journal-selector. The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool asks 20 questions on topics such as subject area, peer review type, open access status, publication charges and speed of review. It then narrows down the list of suitable journals according to the... Read more

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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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