It has been a busy start to the year, and 2018 is set to get even busier as we attend a number of key industry events around the world! We look forward to meeting and speaking with some new (and familiar!) faces, so please do come and find us at these upcoming events: Continue reading “Kudos on tour 2018”
On the technology behind the remarkable collaboration that advanced open #annotation for everyone and integrated @hypothes_is into @eLife with @ORCID_Org authentication, moderation, a dedicated eLife annotation layer, customized UX and more https://elifesciences.org/labs/3f85f8c2/enabling-scientific-discussion-on-elife-with-hypothesis … pic.twitter.com/4dimoFEZQA
In November 2016 Wellcome became the first research funder to launch a publishing platform for the exclusive use of its grantholders. Wellcome Open Research, run on behalf of Wellcome by F1000, uses a model of immediate publication followed by invited, post-publication peer review. All reviews are citable and posted to the platform along with the identities of the reviewers. Continue reading “Peer review as practised at Wellcome Open Research”
After launching Flockademic, a service to help researchers start alternatives to the traditional publishers, one of the most frequent questions I received was: how is it different from Open Journal Systems, the Open Science Framework, arXiv, and other initiatives?
Sometimes it’s easiest to understand a project by comparing it to others. So with that in mind: let’s do a comparison. Continue reading “I want to create alternatives to traditional publishers. What platform do I use?”
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UGC Network, a decentralized social publishing network and a content value prediction platform, was launched on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco. To solve the problem of too much low-quality information, UGC Network helps users to price the content by creating a prediction market. In UGC Network, after the price is set by free markets, contributors of the high-quality content could earn money for their work, including users who created and discovered the content as well. Continue reading “Information Overload? This Blockchain Project Will Build a Prediction Market for Users”
Half a year ago I quit my job to figure out what I could contribute to making academic articles freely available to all. In that time, I learned a lot, much of which I’ve documented on this blog. And now, I’m putting those learnings into practice. Continue reading “Announcing Flockademic: academic-led publishing”
There are various ways that customers get locked in to services in scholarly communications. These methods are longer for by publishers and disliked by customers, but they naturally emerge as a part of the economy.
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ReadSpeaker’s leading text-to-speech technology integrated into Blackboard Ally, helping instructors worldwide create more accessible content for learners
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2018 – Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve the accessibility of course content for their students. Currently, ReadSpeaker is Blackboard’s exclusive text-to-speech provider that is fully integrated within Blackboard’s learning management systems, supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Now, as part of this extended collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content. This allows students to automatically access an MP3 version of content added by the instructor into the LMS. Continue reading “Blackboard and ReadSpeaker Partner to Enhance Accessibility of Digital Course Content”
January 17, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan – Cactus Communications K.K. (Head Office：Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Makoto Yuasa/ Representative Director, hereinafter called “Cactus”), which operates Editage, launched a new service “Support for medical paper writing & submission” for medical doctors/medical workers in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publication, Inc. (Head office：Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO：Suguru Niinomi, hereinafter called “Nikkei BP”. Continue reading “A new service for the members of Nikkei Medical Online”
There’s a short history of publishers fancying themselves as technology companies and building a business selling their tech to other publishers. Publishers realized that building a whole new side business around licensing their tech is a headache and that they needed to focus on what they’re good at, and leave the tech to others. Continue reading “New York magazine is making its CMS available open-source”
RA21 aims to replace IP address authentication (and proxy servers) with federated identity authentication – but have we thought through the implications?
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Breaking news today: Digital Science is launching a new citation index that includes a research analytics suite a modern article discovery and access experience. This new product, Dimensions, will offer stiff new competition for Elsevier and Clarivate.
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Reading scientific papers can be very time consuming. So you should not waste a minute searching for the relevant literature. Thanks to the cutting-edge search technologies Europe PMC helps you find facts and evidence in research publications in a blink of an eye. Search results now display snippets – highlights from the article matching your query. For every result you can see up to two snippets, separated by an ellipsis. Continue reading “Get the essence: introducing search snippets”
At Mendeley Data, the open research data repository, we’ve just launched folders to help every dataset author group and logically organise their research data files into folders, in the same way they would organise files on their computer. Continue reading “Mendeley Data: Introducing Folders”