An excellent and comprehensive article by Agata Mrva-Montoya in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Volume 46, Number. Lots of thoughtful reflections and ideas.
A survey of 22,000 academic researchers by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan has found that a decreasing number of authors are concerned about perceptions of the quality of open access publications… In 2014, 40% of scientists who had not published open access in the last three years said “I am concerned about perceptions of the quality of OA publications.” But this year, only 27% said they were concerned. In the humanities, business and social sciences (HSS), the drop was more marked; from 54% in 2014 to 41% in 2015. Nonetheless, concerns about perceptions of the quality of OA publications is still the leading factor in authors choosing not to publish OA.
The California Digital Library, in collaboration with UC Libraries and the Academic Senate, is pleased to announce the planned September 1 launch at UCSB of the University of California Publication Management System.
CLIR has published a report, The Once and Future Publishing Library by Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman. Reviewing publishing (or what in some cases eg Project Muse, might be called republishing) they find that “One size does not fit all when it comes to library publishing; local conditions strongly influence local solutions”.
Rick Anderson reports on a new book The ethics of suicide: historical sources – OUP published the condensed print volume and Marriott Library published the full version online. It’s a very interesting publisher-library partnership and Rick’s article fleshes out many considerations.
National Scholarly Communications Forum. Presentations are now online. Thanks to Colin Steele for bringing such a great range of speakers and ideas together. And to the academies for their support.
Overview of global scholarly communication issues [pdf 503kb]
Colin Steele FAHA: Emeritus Fellow, The Australian National University
The impact of metrics on scholarly research and publishing [pdf 1.2mb]
Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell: Deputy Director of Research & Research Training; Professor of History, The University of Queensland
Policy drivers in Australian higher education research [pdf 425kb]
Dr Tim Cahill: Consultant, Research Strategies Australia
It’s not what you publish, it’s where you publish… [pdf 236kb]
Professor Kim Langfield-Smith: Vice-Provost (Academic Performance); Professor of Management Accounting, Monash University
Publishing futures – the scholarly journal [pdf 565kb]
Sarah Blatchford: Convenor, Scholarly & Journals Committee, Australian Publishers Association; Regional Director, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Australasia; Board of Directors, CHASS
Publishing futures – the monograph [pdf 836kb]
Roxanne Missingham: University Librarian, The Australian National University; Chair, Library Publishing Advisory Committee, Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
Australian Research Council: open access [pdf 209kb]
Justin Withers: Director, Policy & Integrity, Australian Research Council
What reward for academic collegiality? Scholarly journal editors panel [pdf 390kb]
Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno: School of History, The Australian National University
Peer review: what works, what doesn’t and challenges for the future [pdf 1.1mb]
Dr Megan Head: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, The Australian National University
Edit and perish [pdf 23kb]
Emeritus Professor Ross Williams AM: Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne; Managing Editor, Australian Economic Review
Disrupting disincentives: some thoughts on scholarship, academic integrity and reward [pdf 631kb]
Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Practice research: re-appraising dissemination [some UK examples] [pdf 1.3mb]
Professor Paul Gough: Pro Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, RMIT University
#Borderfarce, building, and a hacker’s reward [links directly to Dr Sherratt’s blog ‘discontents’]
Dr Tim Sherratt: Associate Professor of Digital Heritage, University of Canberra