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This editorial outlines ten simple rules for academics that are considering using preprints as a scholarly communication mechanism.
In an effort to lead our community in following modern data citation practices by formally citing data used in published research and implementing standards to facilitate reproducible research results and data, while also producing meaningful metrics that help assess the impact of our services, the...
This report gives the results of one piece of an ongoing, multimodal research effort. Through a large-scale survey and a series of interviews with humanities scholars, this effort aims to lay a solid foundation of understanding about scholarly needs in the contemporary publishing environment.
Algorithmic decision-making is becoming more common every day. Increasingly, important decisions that affect people’s lives are governed by datasets that are too big for an individual to process.
This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.
This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.
Competitive pressure to maximize the current bibliometric measures of productivity is jeopardizing the integrity of the scientific literature. Efforts are underway to address the ‘reproducibility crisis’ by encouraging the use of more rigorous, confirmatory methods. However, as long as productivity continues to be defined by...
Based on interviews with staff members from thirteen large research universities in the United States, this paper provides a rich, qualitative description of research data curation and use practices in Institutional Repositories (IRs).
In a resource-constrained and performance-based funding environment, this article argues that communicating value, advocating for library resources, and involving the library in university initiatives has become a critical role for library leaders.
This article reports on a pilot project at University College London, working in collaboration with the British Library, to scope out how best high-performance computing facilities can be used to facilitate the needs of researchers in the humanities.