maximising impact

An interim report from year two of the Harbingers project

David Nicholas contributed an article on the project: A system that prioritises publications means early career researchers’ scholarly attitudes and behaviours remain conservative to the LSE blog.

Marzena Świgoń presented Zwiastuny zmian w komunikacji naukowej to the The 4th International Scientific Conference "Information Science in the Age of Change — Innovative Information Services" in Warsaw, 15–16 May 2017

La vie en Gold

Après une période de développement important durant les années 2000 des archives ouvertes (thématiques et institutionnelles), représentant la voie verte du libre accès (Green Road), c’est au tour de la voie dorée (Gold Road) d’être au cœur des débats.

Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, David Nicholas. La vie en Gold: enjeux et risques pour les chercheurs I2D — Information, données & documen­ts — 2017, n°1

'paper engineering'

OA publishing is a good idea, but not in practice… they do have a publishing strategy: publish as many articles as they can in high impact journals

David Nicholas, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Anthony Watkinson, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Eti Herman, Jie Xu, Abdullah Abrizah, Marzena Świgoń Early career researchers and their publishing and authorship practices. Learnèd Publishing 2017

Rewards & Skills

David Nicholas has been invited to present results from the Harbingers project Early career researchers and open science to the European Commision's SGHRM working group 'Education & Skills' (Brussels — 9th March 2017).

…to be realised, however, there remain several barriers that need to be overcome, including the overhaul of a research rewards system that is currently hostile to the practice of Open Science.

“Emerging Formats”

The British Library have awarded CIBER a contract to study “Emerging Formats”.

The extension of Legal Deposit in 2013, to include works in digital format, has changed the Library’s collecting and collection management. This research will provide the Library with an overview of UK publishing of works in three complex, emerging formats: books published as apps, works presented as structured data, and interactive narratives.

reputation building

Where RG falls down is regarding scholarly activities that do not concern pure research and so especially teaching. Its claim to have created a new way of measuring reputation is only partially true because if it wants to do so genuinely then it needs to extend the range of scholarly activities covered.

David Nicholas, Eti Herman, David Clark Scholarly Reputation Building — How does ResearchGate Fare? International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology Vol.6, Nr.2, 67–92. December 2016

CIBER news — August–December 2016

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