Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
An interesting article by Julia Belluz explores whether high impact journals are more likely to publish ‘flawed research’ than lower ranked journals. The idea stems from a report written by … Continue Reading How reliable is the science published in high impact journals?
A recent blog by Altmetric entitled “Open access publications get more media coverage” describes a paper written by McKiernan et al on the potential positive impact of open research on an … Continue Reading Open access (#OA) publishing may be linked to career benefits for researchers
According to a major study of how research is shared, articles that feature in open access journals are more likely to be cited on Twitter. Kim Holmberg, a research associate … Continue Reading Open access papers ‘more likely to be cited on Twitter’ (@kholmber)
A recent blog by Altmetric reviews some recent innovations that have taken place in scholarly publishing, and discussed their implications, including: Greater openness Greater diversity Greater engagement The author of … Continue Reading Scholarly communication’s only going to get better [Altmetric blog]
Reading a paper and want to find out its Altmetric details? You can now install a free “bookmarklet” from Altmetric for Chrome, Firefox and Safari that makes this possible. The “bookmarklet” can be … Continue Reading The Altmetric Bookmarklet: instantly get article level metrics for any recent paper, for free
A blog this week provides a useful tool for examining “real-world” publication and acceptance times for more than 3,000 journals. The author of the blog initiated the research based on … Continue Reading Publication and acceptance times for over 3,000 journals
A Wiley blog this week discusses the potential pitfalls associated with Altmetrics, including “the misappropriation of the term impact, the narrow scope of focus, and the potential goal displacement of … Continue Reading Challenges associated with #altmetrics: “attention is not impact”
New approaches to assessing medical publication impact in social media: Altmetric, Plum Analytics, and Augmented Reality
This poster was presented at the recent DIA 2015 meeting in Washington DC. To access the PDF of the article, then please click here.
The scientific publishing community is currently awaiting the announcements on new journal impact factors. With this in mind, a post-doc researcher has written a BioMed Central blog this week that … Continue Reading Impact factors and academic careers: insights from a postdoc perspective
A blog by Altmetric published yesterday, attempts to answer questions from researchers about Altmetrics, why the scores are useful, how the score is calculated and weighted, and also what is … Continue Reading Numbers behind numbers: The Altmetric Score and sources explained
An article in PeerJ this week provides an overview and analysis of the currently available Mega Journals – including PLOS ONE, BMJ Open, PeerJ and others. The article summarises the … Continue Reading Overview of currently available mega-journals: have they reached their limits to growth?