Infographic: What Is ORCID?

Helen Eassom Author Marketing, Wiley In November 2016, Wiley signed ORCID’s Open Letter and became the first major publisher to require ORCID iDs for submitting authors.  Since then, more than 830 journals have adopted



What Will Libraries of the Future Look Like?

“The term hybrid library is not a new one in the lexicon of academic librarians. Indeed, it has been synonymous with the identity of the modern academic library for over two decades now – a mid-point in the transition of academic libraries from tangible places in which traditional, print-based materials are acquired and made available, to fully digital spaces acting as gateways to networked resources (Oppenheim and Smithson, 1999). Arguably, current ‘state of the art’ academic libraries remain emblematic of the hybrid library. The new Main Library at the University of Birmingham where I work, for example, opened in September 2016 and offers patrons access to both print and digital resources, with technology-enabled public spaces offered alongside a Research Reserve dedicated to the print body of our research collection (University of Birmingham, 2017).”

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“Peer Review Is Broken” (Or Is It?)

In our latest podcast, journal editors Professor Mike Ritchie and Dr. Andrew Beckerman talk about their experiences with peer review and how portable cascade review can benefit societies, publishers, authors, and editors.

Why Do Reviewers Review?

As an Editor-in-Chief (for The Journal of Physiology), I am acutely aware that ensuring the quality of our content rests heavily not only on our hard-working editorial board, but also on the anonymous reviewers who supply recommendations on the quality and likely impact of submitted manuscripts.  In the current climate, when the very importance of peer review as a gatekeeper for scientific quality is being questioned, one well might ask why reviewers review, and what they hope to get out of the process.  I think these are questions that all editors must consider to make sure that this critical work is recognized and reward

Solving a Research Problem: Using Crossref Metadata and APIs for Text Data Mining

Crossref is a not-for profit membership organization, working with over 7,500 member publishers to make content easy to find, cite, link, and assess. Our member organizations are from a range of countries, vary greatly in size, have differing business models, provide different types of content hosted on different websites, and publish in a whole host of subject areas. In short, it’s a really interesting and diverse landscape to be part of. However, if you’re a researcher interested in text mining content from a selection of these publishers, that kind of diversity is something that causes issues”

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