We consider if enough value is placed by academic institutions on efforts to communicate science to the public.
How can journal growth affect impact factor and what can be done to avoid it?
The Publication Plan team presented their own research at this year’s ISMPP meetings.
Jonathan Patience, Senior Editor at Taylor & Francis, outlines the pathway to publication.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of MAPS was held in Miami, FL on 25–27 February. Read our meeting report to find out what happened.
Earlier this month, the 3rd MedComms Networking Virtual Event took place, entitled ‘Digital features in medical publications: Where are we now?’. Caroline Halford, Digital Publishing Manager at Springer Healthcare, presented … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Digital features in medical publications: Where are we now?
Missed TIPPA 2018? Read our meeting report to get up to speed!
Missed ISMPP EU 2018? Hannah Mace provides a summary of the meeting’s poster presentations.
Missed ISMPP EU 2018? Read our meeting report to get up to speed!
We examine a recent Nature study that reveals how many papers end up without a single citation.
A recent blog and editorial by Professor Jens Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research) discuss several pressing issues in scientific publishing, including predatory journals, the usefulness of journal impact factors … Continue Reading A guide to developments in scientific publishing
Despite many journals now requiring an author contributions statement, the relative involvement of each co-author in a publication is not quantifiable. Researchers calling for a quantitative approach have proposed a … Continue Reading Quantifying author contribution in scientific publications
Researchers are increasingly expected to demonstrate the “scholarly impact” of their work, for career progression or for approval by funding bodies. As such, they may refer to Altmetric scores … Continue Reading Keep an open mind when assessing online research metrics
Is self-citation getting out of control and do we need to keep a closer eye on it? A recent article suggests that it might be time for the creation of … Continue Reading Do we need to keep an eye on self-citation?
Ben McLeish of Altmetric explains how this data science company is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the online activity around scholarly research outputs, and how you can use their tools … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Altmetric data, services, and platform: An overview
José Luis Ortega, a web researcher from the Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council, recently investigated whether author participation on Twitter influences the volume of tweets about, and … Continue Reading To tweet or not to tweet? Does author Twitter presence influence article citation?