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June highlights from the world of scientific publishing

2nd Jul 2014

The launch of Cofactor and what I learnt from Twitter in June: an unusual journal, a very large journal, a new journal and a very slow journal, plus accusations of publisher censorship and more. The biggest highlight of the month for me was (of course) the launch Cofactor, my company that aims to help researchers publish their work more effectively. The launch event in London was a great success - over 50 people from science and publishing came to hear about the company and from four speakers... Read more

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May highlights in scientific publishing

7th Jun 2014

News gleaned from Twitter in May: debates about replication and data sharing, articles about peer review and more. Replication The debate about replication in science has been fired up by a special issue of the journal Social Psychology consisting entirely of replications (explained here by editor Chris Chambers, @Chrisdc77). One author of a study that was chosen for a replication attempt wrote about her difficulties with the experience. A lot of discussion later, I particularly liked Rolf Zwaan's... 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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