Preprints Are Not Going to Replace Journals

At a recent meeting, a debate was held on the motion: Preprints are going to replace journals. I was asked to oppose the motion and this post is based on my arguments.

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Revisiting: Turning a Critical Eye on Reference Lists

In today’s post, Angela Cochran revisits her call to provide more editorial scrutiny to journal article references. Several new automated tools now available will help editors determine whether references are appropriate for including in scholarly works.

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Guest Post — APC Waiver Policies; A Job Half-done?

APC waivers aim to help ensure that researchers from low- and middle-income countries can publish their research. But the current system is hindered by lack of awareness, clarity and consistency. Andrea Powell proposes how publishers could improve the situation.

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Guest Post — A Unified, Common Ground Approach to Open

Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.

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Publishers Care about the Version of Record, Do Researchers?

Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.

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Publishers Care about the Version of Record, Do Researchers?

Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.

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Complying With HEFCE’s Open Access Policy: What You Need To Know

Complying With HEFCE’s Open Access Policy: What You Need To Know

Most researchers working in the UK will know that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) open access policy took effect from April 1st of this year, but what does that mean for you, and how can you make sure you are fully compliant?     What is the HEFCE open access policy? Around…

Publicly-funded research: a story about scholarly collaboration

Publicly-funded research: a story about scholarly collaboration

What would you do if the Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology for the US government said to you “Stop complaining about the problem and hand me a solution” on open access and public funded research? This is how Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus and former CEO of the American Institute of…