Research bureaucracy and administrative burden has become so overpowering that many researchers are reporting that they don’t have time to do any research anymore. Phill Jones argues that technology in the form of PIDs will go a long way to fixing this.
Unnecessary Research Bureaucracy is Killing Academic Productivity, But it IS Fixable appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Advocacy, bureaucracy, funders, Government Policy, Infrastructure, innovation, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, persistent identifiers, PIDs, research management, technology |
Funder guidance is too vague when it comes to identifiers and metadata. It needs to get specific to be effective.
We All Know What We Mean, Can We Just Put It In The Policy? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in CrossRef, D, Datacite, Digital Object Identifier (DOI), GRID, identifiers, identifiers ORCID, IGSN, Infrastructure, ISNI, metadata, Metrics and Analytics, name identification, NISO, Open Access, openaccess, ORCID, OSTP, OSTP memo, Pareto Principle, persistent identifiers, PID graph, PIDs, Policy, public policy, Ringgold, ROR, technology |
eLife’s recent announcement that it will reinvent itself as a “service that reviews preprints” has generated much discussion over recent weeks. But what are the primary drivers and goals, and what might we all learn from this bold experiment?
Innovation at eLife: An Interview with Damian Pattinson appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Business Models, Damian Pattinson, eLife, innovation, Journals, Metrics and Analytics, Open Access, openaccess, Peer review, research, World of Tomorrow |
Christos Petrou analyzes changes in the speed of publication of research articles over the last ten years.
Guest Post – Publishing Fast and Slow: A Review of Publishing Speed in the Last Decade appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Another “mixed bag” post from us — Is it time to leave Twitter? How can we incentivize journals and authors to take up open science practices? What is “involution” and is DEIA the solution?
Smorgasbord: Twitter v. Mastodon; Incentivizing Open Science; DEI v. Involution appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Accessibility, author fees, China, content moderation, DEI, deia, diversity, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Elon Musk, equity, incentives, Inclusion, Infrastructure, involution, Mastodon, Metrics and Analytics, open science, openaccess, research, Social Media, Social Role, sociology, Twitter, World of Tomorrow |
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.
Smorgasbord: A Better Metaphor for Publishing, Twitter/Musk, Equitable Access, and Those Vexing OACA Experimental Controls appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Accessibility, Authority, citation advantage, Controversial Topics, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Elon Musk, equity, ethics, experimental controls, free speech, Infrastructure, Metrics and Analytics, OACA, Open Access, openaccess, research, Social Media, technology, Tools, Twitter |
If we don’t know what citations mean, what does it mean when we count them? Revisiting a 2015 (!) post in light of recent developments in citation metrics and impact.
Still Ambiguous at Best? Revisiting “If We Don’t Know What Citations Mean, What Does it Mean When We Count Them” appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A new conference explores ways research can turn the scientific method onto improving its own results.
Innovating the Science of Science: A report of the ICSSI meeting appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Assessment, bibliometrics, Conference, future of research, innovation, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, Organizational Management, Policy, Quantitative research, report, research, Science, sociology |
Twitter does not increase citations, a reanalysis of author data shows. Did the authors p-hack their data?
Desperately Seeking (Statistical) Significance appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in authors, CONSORT, ethics, European Heart Journal, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, p-hacking, Peer review, Randomized controlled trial, reliability, research, Ricardo Ladeiras-Lopes, tweeting, Twitter |
When a reputable journal refuses to get involved with a questionable paper, science looks less like a self-correcting enterprise and more like a way to amass media attention.
Fill in the Blank Leads to More Citations appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, authors, citations, CONSORT, Controversial Topics, European Heart Journal, Marketing, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, Reading, research, Ricardo Ladeiras-Lopes, Social Media, Twitter |
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
Next Steps for CRediT – An Interview with the Co-Chairs appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Alison McGonagle O'Connell, Contributor Roles Taxonomy, credit, Infrastructure, Interview, Liz Allen, Metrics and Analytics, NISO, openaccess, recognition, research contributions, Simon Kerridge, technology, Tools |
In the light of CCCs acquisition of Ringgold last week, three Chefs, Phill Jones, Roger Schonfeld, and Todd Carpenter reflect on the motivations for the move and its implications for PIDs and organisational identifiers.
Is Infrastructure Consolidation the Next Step? CCC Acquires Ringgold appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Ana Heredia and Eloisa Viggiani discuss the founding of the Latin American Association of Scientific Editors, and focus on the use of metrics and the role of the region’s scientific journals in research evaluation.
Guest Post – New Winds from the Latin American Scientific Publishing Community appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A look at developments in research integrity, and the attempt to build a universal culture of ethical and responsible practice in research as well as systems within the overall research ecosystem for such a culture to flourish.
Guest Post — Research Integrity: Ensuring Trust in Global Research appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, education, ethics, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, Peer review, research |
A report on the SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force’s meeting of senior researchers, university administrators, funders, publishers, and representatives from other organizations on the topic of Responsible Research Assessment for the 21st Century.
How Do We Make Research Assessment More Responsible? – A Multi-stakeholder Discussion appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, Controversial Topics, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Experimentation, funders, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, research, Research Assessment, Society for Scholarly Publishing |