Guest Post — Enabling Trustable, Transparent, and Efficient Submission and Review in an Era of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation in submission and peer review offers improvements for publications and a better experience for researchers and journal staff.

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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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Why PID Strategies Are Having A Moment — And Why You Should Care

Why are national PID strategies having a moment, and why should you care? Find out in today’s post by Alice Meadows.

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Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Experts

A recap of a recent SSP webinar on artificial intelligence (AI) and scholarly publishing. How can this set of technologies help or harm scholarly publishing, and what are some current trends? What are the risks of AI, and what should we look out for?

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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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A Failure to Communicate: Indicators of Open Access in the User Interface

Though open access indicators within a given publishing platform are relatively consistent, significant inconsistency across platforms likely creates user confusion.

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Guest Post – Wikipedia’s Citations Are Influencing Scholars and Publishers

Rachel Helps, the Wikipedian-in-residence at the BYU libraries discusses the intersection of scholarly journals and Wikipedia.

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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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Revisiting — Compliance: The Coming Storm

A look back at a 2015 post about approaches to improve funder policy compliance. Many of the same problems exist now as did then — are the same collaborative solutions likely to happen?

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Guest Post — Leveraging the Digital ABCs: AI, Big Data, and Cloud Computing

In today’s guest post, Hong Zhou and Megan Prosser of Atypon explore how new technology and new ideas — specifically around AI, Big Data, and Cloud computing – can advance our industry.

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Start-up Stories: Mindscape Commons — or, How VR is Helping Develop Medical Students’ Communication Skills

How virtual reality and immersive content is helping medical students gain insight into their patients’ experiences.

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Going Legit Part 2: The Continuing Path from Piracy to Partnership

An SSP Meeting Session showing the results from publisher partnerships with Researchgate suggest the company is shifting from a source of potential infringement to a distribution channel that is being folded into more and more organizations.

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Next Steps for CRediT – An Interview with the Co-Chairs

With CRediT now formalized as a standard, Alice Meadows interviews Liz Allen, Simon Kerridge, and Alison McGonagle O’Connell (cochairs of the working group) about what’s next for the taxonomy

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