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Max Planck Society and American Physical Society sign transformative Open Access agreement

As stated in a press release the Max Planck Society and American Physical Society (APS) signed a pilot transformative Open Access agreement. This agreement allows Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) authors to publish open access in hybrid and fully open access peer-reviewed journals published by APS, including highly-selective flagship titles such as Physical Review Letters and […]

Journal Ratings & Rankings in the Social Sciences & Humanities

While preparing a workshop I was looking for journal ratings & rankings in the Social Sciences & Humanities and would like to share my information here. At the same time, I would like to encourage readers to make additions to the comments. Social Sciences: Journal ratings & rankings GESIS List (Mostly German):  https://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/dienstleistung/fachinformationen/db_infosysteme/Zeitschriften.pdfCompiled by GESIS […]

Fellow of the innoSci Future Lab

I am happy to say that I have been a fellow of the innoSci Future Lab of the Stifterverband since the end of May. The German Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields […]

Open Data Award with a 30,000 € Prize Money

The German Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science and innovation. The Stifterverband now calls for nominations for the Open Data Award and is awarding prize money of 15,000 €, […]

Criteria for the qualitative assessment of scientific publications

As mentioned here before a contract study on the qualitative perception of Open Access was completed at the end of last year. The study was carried out as part of the third-party funded project visOA: Making Open Access publications visible in the holdings of a library, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research […]

Virtuelles Symposion „AUFZEIGEN! Petitionen, Initiativen, NGOs“

Das diesjährige Symposion des Kulturinstituts an der Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz „AUFZEIGEN! Petitionen, Initiativen, NGOs“ kann aufgrund der Veranstaltungssperre nicht wie geplant am 14. & 15. Mai in Linz stattfinden. Statt der physischen Form wird es eine virtuelle Variante mit Video- und Audiovorträgen sowie Texten geben. Alle Beiträge werden sukzessive auf der Symposionsseite abrufbar […]

Science Communication Research: an Empirical Field Analysis

Recently the book “Science Communication Research: an Empirical Field Analysis” was published, which I would like to draw attention to. It provides the first in-depth empirical analysis of the research field in science communication and is an outcome of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research. Here is some more detailed information […]

Paper Mills korrumpieren das Publikationssystem

Heute erschien mein Interview mit Leonid Schneider über Paper Mills, die gegen Geld scheinwissenschaftliche Publikationen inklusive gefälschter Forschungsdaten erstellen und so das Publikationssystem korrumpieren. Diese Publikationen schaffen es in schöner Regelmäßigkeit in Peer-Review-geprüfte Journale. Betroffen sind aber nicht vorrangig die bekannten Predatory Publishers, sondern anerkannte Journale arrivierter Verlage. Mein Interview mit Leonid Schneider ist zu […]

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