Reviewers are blinkered by bibliometrics
If we care about pushing the knowledge frontier forward, we must avoid indicators that penalize the types of researcher and project that have the greatest potential to push boundaries.
Springer Nature and Germany finalise world´s largest transformative Open Access agreement
With this agreement, participating institutions receive extensive access to the publisher's journal portfolio and more than 13,000 scholarly articles will be made open access each year.
zbMATH Open: Information for mathematicians becomes freely accessible
zbMATH (Zentralblatt für Mathematik), the world-renowned mathematical information service that up to now has been available for a charge, will be transformed into an open access platform.
Elsevier's hybrid journals: who paid the APC invoices ? A 2015-2019 data mining analysis from Najko Jahn
This blogpost analyses data from 70,657 articles published open access in 1,753 hybrid journals from 2015 to 2019: around one third of the publication fees were paid through central agreements. Nevertheless,…
Initiatives at eLife towards capturing the value of peer review: publishing acceptance explanations in simple terms and a service for preprint review on bioRxiv
M. Eisen: to rethink peer review and the role of journals in it, last year eLife began a trial of a new process that eliminated the accept/reject decision that occurs after peer review.
The French publisher EDP science goes into Chinese hands.
In late June 2019 the news fell without creating in the scientific community the "tsunami" that should have aroused. It was the announcement of a total takeover planned for the fall of 2019 by Chinese…
medRxiv : a new preprint server born from a joint collaboration between Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and BMJ
medRxiv aims to do for authors engaged in clinical research what bioRxiv and arXiv have been doing for biology and physics, respectively, for many years," said Harlan Krumholz, co-founder of medRxiv and…
Corpus Christi Feast 2019
The library will close from June 19th (19.00h) to June 24th (8.00h).
Restricted opening time from June 24th to 28th 2019
From June 24th to 28th the library will close at 5 pm.