Updated list of highly cited open-access journals

Yesterday the National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE (Germany) published an updated list of of frequently cited open-access journals. The list comprises 800 Open Access journals; it is based on data from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) that is enriched with SNIP-Scores (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). SNIP relies on citation information from […]

Germany: Implementation of a competence and networking platform in the field of Open Access

On the 20th of May, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) announced a funding programme for implementation of a competence and networking platform in the field of Open Access. Here is some information from the call for proposals… Objective „With the funding initiative for the competence and […]

Präsentation zum Workshop „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ online

Ab heute stehen die Folien zum gestrigen Workshop „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ an der Universität des Saarlandes (UdS) online. Wie sich auf dem Bild unten erkennen lässt, war die Teilnehmergruppe recht gemischt, auch wenn die Fächer aus dem Bereich STM überwogen. Die Themen, an denen die TeilnehmerInnen zu Beginn des Workshops besonderes Interesse bekundeten, waren die […]

ReseachGate is granted a patent for (semantic) citation analysis

The Library Journal two days ago informed about an interesting patent granted to the Social Network ResearchGate: „ResearchGate Granted U.S. Patent 10,282,424: ‚Linking Documents Using Citations‘„. The abstract describes the patent as follows… „Aspects of the present disclosure relate to linking documents using citations. A server accesses a stored document in a data repository. The […]

Workshop zum wissenschaftlichen Publizieren an der Universität des Saarlandes

Am 16. Mai veranstalte ich an meiner Heimatuniversität, der Universität des Saarlandes, einen Workshop zum „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ im Graduierten-Progamm GradUS. Auf der GradUS-Seite finden sich weitere Informationen sowie eine Anmeldemöglichkeit. Nachwuchswissenschaftler befinden sich am Beginn ihrer Forscherlaufbahn, die zugleich eine Publikationskarriere ist. Letztere ist für die berufliche Positionierung und Entwicklung mehr als wichtig, nicht […]

Use and Usefulness of bibliometric and scientometric Data for Knowledge Management

On 11.05.2019 I will give a visiting lecture at the department of Information Science of the Hochschule für Technik und Wissenschaft in Chur (University of Applied Sciences, Chur/ Switzerland) on the use and usefulness of bibliometric and scientometric data for knowledge management. The focus is not only on classical citation data, but also on altmetrics […]

Springer Nature reaches £9.6 million agreement in the UK – not included: Nature-branded titles

According to a press release by Springer Nature there is a new contract of the group with Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). The deal is based on the principle of  „read and publish“ and shall fulfill the requirements of Plan S. As noted by Springer Nature the „agreement limits the costs of publishing all UK […]

Norway and Elsevier meet a eighteen million Euro agreement including a Gold Open Access clause

The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and the publishing house Elsevier agreed two days ago to a national license. This provides Norwegian researchers not only access to articles published in Elsevier’s journals (including the society journals as The Lancet or CELL Press) but also the opportunity to publish their results Open Access. Seven […]

Workshop on scientific publishing in Economics & Business Administration at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Today I held a workshop on scientific publishing in Economics & Business Administration at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. It was my first workshop which dealt specifically with publishing in the disciplines of Economics & Business Administration. The workshop focussed on these topics: scientific publishing and careers typology of scientific publishing, especially  in the field of […]

Better than the German Wiley DEAL? The Couperin Consortium reaches a price reduction of more than 13% over four years in an agreement with Elsevier

For some, this may seem better than the Wiley Deal in Germany: French universities and research institutions have agreed in principle, through their Couperin consortium, to renew their national licence with Elsevier. In a letter sent on April 11 to Elsevier by Lise Dumasy, president of Couperin, details of the agreement, which is valid for […]

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