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Central invoicing & Open Access: invisible payments

Central invoicing & its influence on Open Access and new Open Access agreements in Sweden: The Swedish library consortium has met agreements with SpringerNature and Oxford University Press: Any fees for Open Accees publishing will be paid centrally by the institution of the corresponding author instead of the authors themselves.  The agreement covers also publications […]

Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity

Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity. It is thus further expanding its existing portfolio of science management services. Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity According to Elsevier’s press release Parity provides “high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for Elsevier’s abstract and […]

Google Scholar releases its Scholar Metrics 2019

Google Scholar released its journal ranking, the Scholar Metrics 2019. The new ranking can be found here. It includes journals that follow Google’s inclusion guidelines and some conferences in Engineering & Computer Science. Journals that published very few articles in 2014-2018 or that received no citations over these years are excluded from the ranking. Google […]

The next step in benchmarking in science: Clarivate Analytics launches Publisher Analytics Reports

At the beginning of June, Clarivate Analytics, vendor of the Impact database Web of Science, among others, informed about the launch of the Publisher Analytics Report. The press release mentions the following features prominently: “The ready-to-use reports provide a snapshot of journals’ performance and inform competitor analysis. They will help publishers to easily plan robust, […]

Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism

I just published a paper on “Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism” on Zenodo. It will be part of the Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN 2019) held in Turin/ Italy, 17-20 September 2019. Abstract: The paper describes how commercial companies create operating systems […]

Crowdfunding: Survey on Open Access at universities and research institutions

Currently I am planning to offer the development of a questionnaire on Open Access at universities and research institutions. Some of the topics would be the acceptance of Open Access by researchers, the acceptance of in-house Open Access services, and gaps in the service portfolio. Since the offer is intended for libraries or other institutions […]

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 […]

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