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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 […]

Scientific Publishing in Economics & Business Administration

On 24.04.2019 I will hold a workshop on Scientific Publishing in Economics and Business Administration at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Humboldt University of Berlin. The aim of the workshop is to inform scientists about the functions, contextual conditions (e.g. quality control, selection criteria, perceived quality of a journal/publisher) and parameters […]

Software Citations on Zenodo

As Lars Holm Nielsen reported a few days ago, the Open Access server Zenodo now provides impact information in the form of software citations. This new feature is an outcome of the Asclepias project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and involving the American Astronomical Society, NASA ADS bibliographic index and the Zenodo repository. […]

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