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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 […]

Study on the qualitative perception of Open Access

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 and conducted by the […]

Bibliometric study on Open Access publications completed

Project completed: A bibliometric study on Open Access publications. It was based on the analysis of the publication output of the University of Applied Sciences of Saarland using various own evaluations as well as analyses of commercial databases. The tools used were mainly Excel and openrefine, which made the automatic enrichment of the data much […]

Predatory publishing. The role of academic libraries in publication support and their contribution to quality assurance

Gernot Deinzer (University of Regensburg) and I recently published an article on Predatory Publishing and academic libraries. The so-called Predatory Publishers are publishing any content with applying any form Peer Review against payment of a (mostly small) fee. The results of this practice are often referred to as Fake Publications or Junk Publications – whereby […]

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