Guest Post — The Efficacy of ChatGPT: Is it Time for the Librarians to Go Home?

In preparation for a presentation, Curtis Kendrick tried ChatGPT to see what it (they?) had to say. The results at first seemed credible, but where ChatGPT failed miserably was in the non-existent citations it provided.

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Guest Post — Publishers Should Be Transparent About the Capabilities and Limitations of Software They Use to Detect Image Manipulation or Duplication

The STM Integrity Hub will include software to detect image manipulation and duplication. It is important that the effectiveness of the software be evaluated in a transparent process.

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The Predator Effect – Fraud in the Scholarly Publishing Industry: An Interview with Simon Linacre

An interview by @lisalibrarian with Simon Linacre, author of “The Predator Effect”

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FORCE11 and COPE Release Recommendations on Data Publishing Ethics for Publishers and Repositories: A Discussion with the Working Group Leadership

FORCE11 and COPE release recommendations on data publishing ethics for researchers, publishers, and editors.

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Publishing Ethics Week – The Many Paths of Mentorship: Redefining Ethical Relationships

To mark the first unofficial Publishing Ethics Week, Allegra Martschenko and Rachael Levay discuss the importance of responsible, ethical mentorship.

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Smorgasbord: A Better Metaphor for Publishing, Twitter/Musk, Equitable Access, and Those Vexing OACA Experimental Controls

A new type of post from us today, offering a smorgasbord of opinions on topics including the ongoing Twitter/Elon Musk saga, just what “equitable access” to the literature means, the ongoing lack of experimental controls in one area of bibliometric analysis, and whether journals are more like a gate or a sewer.

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Tribalism, Fraud, and the Loss of Perspective in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

A recent data falsification scandal in Alzheimer’s research raises new questions about perverse incentives in the culture and practice of science.

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Revisiting: Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Rick Anderson revisits a 2020 post: One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?

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Desperately Seeking (Statistical) Significance

Twitter does not increase citations, a reanalysis of author data shows. Did the authors p-hack their data?

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A New Twist on a Publishing Scam: Ghost-authoring Book Reviews for Fun and Profit

In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.

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Community, Inclusivity, Adaptability, and Integrity  

In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Randy Townsend and Miranda Walker about the recent work they led to identify and articulate SSP’s core values, and how they’ll be embedded in the society’s future activities.

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity and Academic Libraries: Findings from a Recent Survey

Susie Winter reviews recent data on cybersecurity for academic libraries, as well as a survey of awareness and attitudes toward best practices among librarians.

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