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Journal / Author Name Estimator
Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!

Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
editing  journals  search 
january 2019 by juliusbeezer
Top tip for Open Access Week – SHERPA Services - Library
Will the journal I want to publish in let me make my article freely available?

Use SHERPA ROMEO to search for journal policies on copyright and self-archiving in repositories. There is a handy colour coding system – a green ROMEO journal is one that supports archiving of all versions of your article including the final publisher PDF.

Does my research funder have an open access requirement?

Use SHERPA JULIET to find out if you should choose an open access journal, archive your article in a repository, or both.

Which journals are compatible with my funder’s open access policy?

Use SHERPA FACT for a quick answer.
openaccess  sciencepublishing  authorship  journals  editing 
october 2017 by juliusbeezer
Impact of Social Sciences – Why has submitting a manuscript to a journal become so difficult? A call to simplify an overly complicated process
For those authors ready to submit their paper, we have prepared a checklist of 20 possible requirements for submitting to a journal papers electronically. Once the paper is ready, and the order of co-authors is agreed upon, prepare separately and have at hand in case you are suddenly asked for it:
journals  editing  sciencepublishing  authorship 
may 2017 by juliusbeezer
A Pottery Barn rule for scientific journals – The Hardest Science
Proposed: Once a journal has published a study, it becomes responsible for publishing direct replications of that study. Publication is subject to editorial review of technical merit but is not dependent on outcome. Replications shall be published as brief reports in an online supplement, linked from the electronic version of the original.

I believe that the key to improving our science is through incentives. You can finger-wag about the importance of replication all you want, but if there is nowhere to publish and no benefit for trying, you are not going to change behavior. To a large extent, the incentives for individual researchers are controlled through institutions — established journal publishers, professional societies, granting agencies, etc. So if you want to change researchers’ behavior, target those institutions.

Hence a Pottery Barn rule for journals: once you publish a study, you own its replicability (or at least a significant piece of it).
sciencepublishing  replication  journals  psychology 
april 2017 by juliusbeezer
How to find a suitable open access journal
Want to publish openly and looking for a suitable journal? Here are some steps you can take...
openaccess  sciencepublishing  editing  journals 
february 2017 by juliusbeezer
Impact of Social Sciences – What to consider when choosing which journal to submit your paper to
when deciding which journal to send material to most senior staff consider a wide range of factors, not just the obvious things, because they can all in different ways have considerable effects upon impact. There is also now a great service available in Google Scholar Metrics which gives excellent quantitative information about every journal in the world (of any significance), for free from any PC, tablet or smartphone. Just type in the journal name to GSM’s search box and get an instant reply, using two strong indicators discussed below. (Note: be careful to enter the exact journal name into GSM— e.g. if the journal uses ‘&’ as part of its title and you enter ‘and’ instead, GSM will just show nothing as found).

Beyond that what more can we say? Well, there is an interesting and extremely expensive monograph published in 2012 by Stefanie Hauser called, Multi-dimensional Journal Evaluation. I have tried to extract from this (as best I can) the factors that seem to have proven relevance to the choices most researchers will be considering. I have combined information from the factors she tested for with a wide range of factors mentioned to research colleagues or me as relevant to a recent research project on The Impact of the Social Sciences, which also included some STEM academics (for some free-to-view materials on this please visit the web page).
journals  sciencepublishing  scholarly 
november 2016 by juliusbeezer
Editorial Policies
ACME is an international journal for critical analyses of the social, the spatial, and the political.

Our underlying purpose is to make radical work accessible for free. We set no subscription fee, we do not publish for profit, and no ACME Editors receive any compensation for their labour. We note this not in self-righteousness, but as a way to foreground the practice of collective work and mutual aid.
openaccess  geography  journals 
september 2016 by juliusbeezer
‘It is all a bit of a mess’ – observations from Researcher to Reader conference | Unlocking Research
Journals are dead – the publishing future is the platform
Journals are not dead – but we don’t need issues any more as they are entirely redundant in an online environment
Publishing in a journal benefits the author not the reader
Dissemination is no longer the value added offered by publishers. Anyone can have a blog. The value-add is branding
The drivers for choosing research areas are what has been recently published, not what is needed by society
All research is generated from what was published the year before – and we can prove it
Why don’t we disaggregate the APC model and charge for sections of the service separately?
You need to provide good service to the free users if you want to build a premium product
The most valuable commodity as an editor is your reviewer time
Peer review is inconsistent and systematically biased.
The greater the novelty of the work the greater likelihood it is to have a negative review
Poor academic writing is rewarded
sciencepublishing  scholarly  reading  writing  journals 
february 2016 by juliusbeezer
Science in the Open » Blog Archive » PolEcon of OA Publishing: What are the assets of a journal?
there’s a reason why this standard approach is potentially toxic, and potentially more toxic long term even if, perhaps especially if, Elsevier can continue to run the journal with a new board. If Elsevier are to protext the existing asset as they see it, they need to make the case that the journal can continue to run as normal with a new board. The problem is that this case can only be made if the labour of editors is interchangeable, devaluing the contribution of the existing board and by extension the contribution of all other Elsevier editorial boards. If Elsevier can always replace the board of a journal then why would an individual editor, one who believes that it is their special and specific contribution that is building journal prestige, stay engaged? And if its merely to get the line on their CV and they really don’t care, how can Elsevier rely on the quality of their work?
journals  sciencepublishing  openaccess 
november 2015 by juliusbeezer Are good science and great storytelling compatible?
I immediately asked my supervisor where I’d gone wrong. Experiment conducted carefully? Tick. No major flaws? Tick. Filled a gap in the specialist literature? Tick. Surely it should be published even if the results were a bit dull? His answer taught me a lesson that is (sadly) important for all life scientists. “You have to build a narrative out of your results”, he said. “You’ve got to give them a story”. It was a bombshell. “But the results are the results!” I shouted over my coffee. “Shouldn’t we just let the data tell their own story?” A patient smile. “That’s just not how science works, Chris.”
He was right, of course, but perhaps it’s the way science should work.

None of us in the reproducibility community would dispute that the overselling of results in service of high-profile publications is problematic, and I doubt that Chambers really believes that our papers should just be data dumps presented without context or explanation. But by likening the creation of a compelling narrative about one's results to "selling cheap cars", this piece goes too far. Great science is not just about generating reproducible results and "letting the data tell their own story"; it should also give us deeper insights into how the world works, and those insights are fundamentally built around and expressed through narratives, because humans are story-telling animals.
science  writing  journals 
november 2015 by juliusbeezer
E-Journal Preservation Service – Portico
Since 2005, we have worked with publishers and libraries to preserve a rapidly increasing number of e-journals through our E-Journal Preservation Service. This service operates on a community model, through which both publishers and libraries help to defray the ongoing costs of operating the archive, including the IT infrastructure set up to ingest, archive, and migrate the content committed to the archive.

Portico provides access to its library participants when specific conditions or “trigger events” occur, which cause journal titles to no longer be available from the publisher or any other source:
archiving  library  journals  sciencepublishing 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Wrong Number: A closer look at Impact Factors | quantixed
the JIF is based on highly skewed data
it is difficult to reproduce the JIFs from Thomson-Reuters
JIF is a very poor indicator of the number of citations a random paper in the journal received
reporting a JIF to 3 d.p. is ridiculous, it would be better to round to the nearest 5 or 10.
citation  journals  sciencepublishing 
september 2015 by juliusbeezer
I am supporting RIO Journal. I think you should too - Ross Mounce
RIO uses an integrated end-to-end XML-backed publication system for Authoring, Reviewing, Publishing, Hosting, and Archiving called ARPHA. As a publishing geek this excites me greatly as it eliminates the need for typesetting, ensuring a smooth and low-cost publishing process. Reviewers can make comments inline or more generally over the entire manuscript, on the very same document and platform that the authors wrote in, much like Google Docs. This has been successfully tried and tested for years at the Biodiversity Data Journal and is a system now ready for wider-use.
sciencepublishing  openaccess  journals  tools  peerreview  scholarly 
september 2015 by juliusbeezer
The Reckoning: An Analysis of Wellcome Trust Open Access Spend 2013-14 | Wellcome Trust Blog
The second key finding is that the average APC levied by hybrid journals is 64% higher than the average APC charged by a fully OA title. This higher average fee is despite the fact that hybrid journals also enjoy a revenue stream from subscriptions.
openaccess  economics  journals 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Open Access Journal Starter Kit
Want to learn what it takes to launch a successful open access journal? You've come to the right place! This OA Journal Starter Kit covers all the information you need to get an OA journal off the ground, cultivate a readership, and attract submissions and reviewers during the first year of publication.
With This OA Journal Starter Kit You'll Learn How To:

Position your journal to stand out in the crowd
Create a publishing schedule and editorial plan
Acquire journal and article level identifiers
Develop a copyright policy
Generate publication funding
Make your content searchable and index ready
Promote and market your journal
openaccess  publishing  sciencepublishing  journals  tools 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Walt at Random » Blog Archive » The Open Access Landscape: 1. Background
7,301 journals, of which 6,490 journals published at least one article between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 and had websites that made it possible for me to count or estimate the number of articles each year.

The analysis and description of the state of OA journals, based on this universe of 6,490 journals, appears in mid-2015 as Idealism and Opportunism: The State of Open Access Journals,
openaccess  journals 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
A Survey of Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems | Edgar | Scholarly and Research Communication
A survey of 998 scholarly journals that use Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source journal software platform

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an online journal management and publishing platform that was first launched in 2002 as open source software freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project (Willinsky, 2005).1
journals  open  tools  publishing  sciencepublishing 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Open Journal Systems | Public Knowledge Project
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.
open  journals  tools 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
journal aulqity 4
One of Wouter Gerritsma’s five sites which attempt to judge the quality of journals. Open Access or not. They invite you contribute your experience
journals  openaccess 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
journal quality 1
One of Wouter Gerritsma’s five sites which attempt to judge the quality of
journals. Open Access or not. They invite you contribute your experience
journals  peerreview 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
The Norwegian accreditation system for scientific/scholarly journals | The Idiosynchratic Reader
a publication committee of The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) that makes all final and difficult decisions – and there are about 100 subject-based advisory boards to that committee...
publications... elevated to level 2 (level 1 being the standard level), incur triple publication points to their authors. The infights about which journals to promote to this level occupies much of the time of the subject-based advisory boards, I am told...
no such list will be flawless. A listing on level 1 or 2 in the Norwegian system is a clear indication that a journal has been vetted for a minimum level of quality. Some 22,000 journals have been accredited so far, and a large number (unknown) has been turned down for various reasons, not always to do with quality.
openaccess  journals  norway 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Home | MIAR 2015. Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals
Welcome to MIAR (Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals) 2015. In the present edition, we have added important new features intended to increase awareness of the journals' visibility.
MIAR is a COLLABORATIVE tool. Publishers, authors and readers can suggest new journals, report errors, supply news, or share data on social networks. Publishers also can include value-added information about their journals if it can be validated against a public source on the Internet.
MIAR has an INTEGRATING approach. Beyond reporting on journals' visibility in abstracting and indexing databases, MIAR provides information about them from other evaluation tools, such as the Sello de Calidad FECYT, Scimago Journal Rank, CARHUS+ or CIRC, as well as their open access policies as represented by the ROMEO colour.
MIAR is a TRANSPARENT and kept UP-TO-DATE resource. Information is always processed from public information offered by the sources and can be verified through the links provided to the original. Our software agents check the sources fortnightly to keep MIAR updated with the latest changes or additions. The algorithm for ICDS is public and is displayed in each journal’s record.
[another publication rating tool with Hispanophone origins, cf Norwegian DB, Beall's list]
journals  openaccess  beall 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
PLOS Medicine: The Impact Factor Game
Although we have not attempted to play this game, we did, because of the value that authors place on it, attempt to understand the rules. During discussions with Thomson Scientific over which article types in PLoS Medicine the company deems as “citable,” it became clear that the process of determining a journal's impact factor is unscientific and arbitrary.
citation  altmetrics  sciencepublishing  journals 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
HowOpenIsIt? New Guide Released | SPARC
This resource outlines the core components of open access (e.g., reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, etc.) across the continuum from “open access” to “restricted access”. Its aim is to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on journal policies. It also provides a resource for funders and other organizations to help establish criteria for the level of Open Access required for their policies and mandates. Ultimately, the conversation must shift from “Is It Open Access?” to “HowOpenIsIt?”
openaccess  sciencepublishing  journals 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Scientific journals, series and publishers | Database for statistikk om høgre utdanning | NSD
NSD is responsible for the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. This forms the basis for research publications that have an impact on the weighted funding model. Use this page to search for authorised publication channels.
[List maintained by main Norwegian ($$$) research funder of recognised journals. Has process, institutional authority, probably better option that Beall's list].
openaccess  journals  sciencepublishing  beall 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Fostering Open Science, Open Data & Reproducibility - NZ Commons
as the Commissioning Editor of GigaScience, a journal co-published by the BGI, the world’s largest genomics organisation, and the Open Access pioneer BioMed Central. GigaScience publishes open access ‘big-data’ studies from the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences, whose goal is to promote open science, transparency and reproducibility. The scope of GigaScience covers the issues producing and handling large-scale biological and biomedical data, and provides resources and a forum for data producers and the open science community.

At GigaScience, being a true Open Access journal, all our textual content (such as blogs, and open peer reviewer reports) is published under a CC BY 4.0 Attribution licence, and our data is CC0 — maximising its reuse and setting our content free in the commons. This has only allowed us to do great things
opendata  openaccess  openscience  database  journals 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Open Peer Review: Mittermaier: Double Dipping beim Hybrid Open Access – Chimäre oder Realität? | Informationspraxis
The pros and cons of hybrid open access are heavily disputed. A main point of discussion is whether “double dipping” takes place, i.e. paying twice to publish and read the same article. To prove publishers’ assertions that they do not double dip, a survey was conducted of 30 publishers with detailed questions about their pricing policy using concrete examples. The outcome is quite sobering: the results range from partial double dipping to full double dipping, and in no instance did a “no Double Dipping” policy mean that no double dipping takes place.
openaccess  sciencepublishing  journals 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Digital Science | Shaking Up Science
Journals must have a minimal level of quality assurance, for instance through adequate peer review. This requirement is feasible because the Norwegian financing system already has an accreditation framework for journals. This takes care of the quality aspect.
openaccess  norway  sciencepublishing  scholarly  journals  dccomment 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Dark cloud of sanctimonious cliche settles on BMJ website | The BMJ
Dark cloud of sanctimonious cliche settles on BMJ website

The outpouring of support for Dr George Lundberg is gratifying in its
promptness; mom and apple pie seem universally desired. It makes me
particularly warm inside to see citizens of the former Soviet Union
chastising their American counterparts (justifiably) on the issue of free
speech. It's good that people care for journalists, but let's not forget
that, so far, Lundberg hasn't been shot or jailed, and that he was coming
up for retirement age.

It is naive to imagine that publications exist for any other reason
other than to serve the interests of their owners. The editorial latitude
allowed by tolerant Victorians such as the BMA merely reflects the
security of its establishment, and perhaps, a belief that to do anything
else would result in a publication of such stupendous tedium that we might
as well all go home in any case.

JAMA's hideous typography meant that I for one would never read it
for pleasure; but if Lundberg was such a great guy, no doubt AMA will live
to regret their decision as all his friends and allies in the office
resign or strike in protest
dcrrbmj  journalism  journals  us 
january 2015 by juliusbeezer
About This Journal | Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis | School of Education | Iowa State University
The Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to providing a space for critical and progressive scholarship, practice, and activism. Our mission is to create an accessible and inter/transdisciplinary journal that supports awareness and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy. The journal brings together emerging scholars, educators, and activists with the intention of providing recognition to the work of the social justice community. JCTP explores, challenges, and pushes the boundaries within the intersections of identity in a multicultural society, while providing all authors with developmental feedback.
journals  justice  editing 
april 2014 by juliusbeezer
Cost Effectiveness
cost effectiveness of OA publication ( = influence score / APC )
openaccess  journals  tools 
april 2014 by juliusbeezer
The Pequod | Impact | Migrating to Open Journal Systems: A simple workflow for converting old journals to OJS
OJS allows for easy connections to CLOCKKS, Crossref, and other archival and citation systems. Metadata links in with scholarly databases such as Google scholar, whilst the OJS system is available for harvesting by Open Archives Initiative databases. With its system of plugins and regular patches, an OJS-published journal may be better able to survive unforeseen developments in the publication ecosphere than an old-style publication.
journals  sciencepublishing  openaccess  business 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
Translation & Interpreting
Translation & Interpreting is a refereed international journal that seeks to create a cross-fertilization between research, training and professional practice. It aims to publish high quality, research-based, original articles, that highlight the applications of research results to the improvement of T&I training and practice. It welcomes contributions not only from well-known senior scholars, but also from new, young scholars in the field. It is a free on-line journal, hosted by the University of Western Sydney’s School of Humanities and Communication Arts, with the objective to be universally accessible to researchers, educators, students and practitioners of interpreting and translation, as well as to others interested in the discipline. Published twice yearly. ISSN 1836-9324
translation  journals 
august 2013 by juliusbeezer
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
We have tried to construct objective criteria that can facilitate compliance verification easily. In order to be listed in the DOAJ, a journal must meet the following criteria:
Journal will be asked to provide basic information (title, ISSN, etc.), contact information, and information about journal policies
Journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO
Journal has an editorial board with clearly identifiable members (including affiliation information)
Journal publishes a minimum of five articles per year (does not apply for new journals)
Allows use and reuse at leastat the following levels (as specified in the Open Access Spectrum, ):
Full text, metadata, and citations of articles can be crawled and accessed with permission (Machine Readability Level 4)
Provides free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication (Reader Rights Level 1)
Reuse is subject to certain restrictions; no remixing (Reuse Rights Level 3)
Allow authors to retain copyright in their article with no restrictions (Copyrights Level 1)
Author can post the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version (postprint) to any repository or website (Author Posting Rights Level 2)
openaccess  repositories  archiving  journals 
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
» An efficient journal The Occasional Pamphlet
That's more like it: Harvard CompScis take over journal from Kluwer, publish as Open Access, no author charges, no reader charges, paper edition available.
"Adding it all up, a reasonable imputed estimate for Journal of Machine Learning Research’s total direct costs other than the volunteered labor (that is, tax accountant, web hosting, domain names, clerical work, etc.) is less than $10,000, covering the almost 1,000 articles the journal has published since its founding — about $10 per article. With regard to whose understanding of JMLR’s financing is better than whose, Yann LeCun I think comes out on top.

How do I know all this about JMLR? Because (full disclosure alert) I am Microtome Publishing. Microtome is a sole proprietorship providing “publishing services in support of open access to the scholarly literature.”
sciencepublishing  scholarly  finance  economics  journals 
march 2012 by juliusbeezer
Blog U.: The Great Disconnect: Scholars Without Libraries - Library Babel Fish - Inside Higher Ed
The fact is that for many researchers, the marketplace of ideas is essentially a black market, because it's not feasible to pay up front for every article one might need to examine, not when the articles cost thirty bucks a pop.
library  journals  economics  publishing  openaccess  scholarly  black 
october 2010 by juliusbeezer
Rejecta Mathematica | Caveat Emptor
Only the rejected need apply. Fascinating: requires cover letter detailing prev dealings with publishers
openaccess  journals  archiving  sciencepublishing  funny  cool 
july 2009 by juliusbeezer

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