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Really important article in mBio: Causes for the Persistence of Impact Factor Mania. Full citation : Casadevall A, Fang FC. 2014. Causes for the persistence of impact factor mania. mBio 5(2):e00064-14. doi:10.1128/mBio.00064-14. In the article the authors discuss what they call “Impact Factor Mania” and outline what they believe the ...
March 20, 2014 • Mike Bavister
The FORCE11 group has released an important document for those interested in scholarly publishing: Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles – FINAL | FORCE11.  The FORCE part of FORCE 11 stands for “The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship” and the group is a collection of some 600+ people interested ...
March 9, 2014 • Mike Bavister
Session 4 of the “Publish or perish? The future of academic publishing and careers” conference at UC Davis is taking shape. We’re calling it “Changing the Value Proposition of Publishing” and we have a terrific lineup of speakers. To summarize: Publishing costs, particularly those related to replication/distribution, have decreased dramatically ...
January 31, 2014