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10 DECEMBER 2013

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

"Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a 'tyranny' that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.

Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said his lab would no longer send research papers to the top–tier journals, Nature, Cell and Science.

Schekman said pressure to publish in 'luxury' journals encouraged researchers to cut corners and pursue trendy fields of science instead of doing more important work. The problem was exacerbated, he said, by editors who were not active scientists but professionals who favoured studies that were likely to make a splash."

(Ian Sample, Monday 9 December 2013, The Guardian)

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2013 • academic credibility • academic impactacademic journalsacademic papersacademic workassessing impactassessment of scholarshipboycott • Cell and Science (journal) • citation-based measures of impactcredible information • cut corners • eLife (online journal) • journal impactlevel playing fieldmeasurement of impactmedical researchNature (journal)Nobel Prizeperformativity • physiology or medicine • publication of academic papersquantitative study of scholarship • Randy Schekman • research impactresearch papers • science journals • science researchscientific community • scientific credibility • scientific processStockholmThe Guardian • top-tier journals • Wellcome Trust • working scientists

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Simon Perkins
30 NOVEMBER 2013

The Next Layer: a publishing platform for collaborative research

"'Weak link collaboration' refers to benefits that arise from researchers sharing a platform. As researchers post research journal entries (blogs), develop taxonomies, enter references and edit newsfeeds, they become aware of each others work and can discover new things and overlapping research interests. The development of interdisciplinary methodologies benefits from those features.

TNL is a tool which in particular supports the work of researchers involved in practice based PhDs yet is open to everyone with an interest in collaborative research practices.

TNL supports an open publishing policy. There is no 'one–size fits all' copyright licence for articles and other forms of content. Contributors are free to decide which licence they use or if they use no licence at all, yet the overall aim is to make high quality content available to the wider public."

(Armin Medosch)

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academic journals • academic peers • Armin Medosch • bibliographic references • collaboration resourcescollaborative research • collaborative research practices • Drupal • finished papers • hierarchically structured documents • interdisciplinary methodologies • online publishing • open publishing policy • overlapping research interests • peer preview • peer reviewpractice-based PhDspractice-based research • public viewing • research journal • research papersresearcherssharing platformtaxonomiestext editing • The Next Layer (TNL) • weak link collaboration • work-in-progress • working groups

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
19 JULY 2013

The Education Research Global Observatory

"ERGO is a project on the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the ERGO is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of open access ('free to read') scholarship in education."

(Gene V Glass and Gustavo E. Fischman)

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academic journalsapplied researchavant-garde • Budapest Open Access Initiative • directory of education research • Directory of Open Access Journals in Education • educationeducation research • Education Scholarship Global Observatory • enquiry • ERGO • free to read • Gene Glass • Gustavo Fischman • list of research sources • National Education Policy Center • open accesspedagogical thoughtpedagogypeer-reviewed journalspromotion and dissemination • scholarship in education • scholarship of teachingUniversity of Colorado

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2012

Where Else Can You Read about Games and Cultural Heritage?

Games and Culture – a subscription-based journal published by Sage with an emphasis on videogames and the social sciences; Games Studies – an open-access, international journal covering a variety of disciplinary (and occasionally, designer) perspectives; Eludamos – open-access, international, and multidisciplinary, ELUDAMOS makes forays into territory very familiar to Play the Past readers; Loading… – the official (open-access) journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association, Loading… often features articles that focus on videogames and narrative.

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academic journals • Canadian Game Studies Association • cultural heritage • Eludamos (academic games journal) • game studies • games and cultural heritage • games and culture • Games and Culture (academic games journal) • games research • Games Studies (academic games journal) • Loading... (academic games journal) • videogames and play

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
03 MAY 2012

Knowledge Unlatched: a new academic publishing business model

"The Problem: specialist books in the Humanities and Social Sciences (including but not exclusively monographs) are under threat due to spiralling prices and reduced library funds.

Access is restricted: while academics could choose to bypass existing publishers and just post content on the Web, the general consensus within academia is that they would prefer to have their books professionally published.

Only a few hundred copies make it into the eight to twelve thousand research universities, and very few teaching universities have access to these materials. For many individuals private purchase is beyond their reach.

A Possible Solution: cover the costs of creating the first digital copy through a library consortium and make the titles open access. Publishers would continue to generate additional revenues from the sale of print, ePub and PDFs in bespoke formats."

(Frances Pinter, 2011)

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2011academiaacademic journals • academic publishing • academics • bespoke format • Bloomsbury Academicbookcontent on the webdigital convergencedigital copyeconomic changeepub • Frances Pinter • groupon • humanities and social sciences • journal subscription • knowledge access • knowledge economy • Knowledge Unlatched • library consortium • long form • long form publication • longform • longform publication • media landscape • monograph • new business modelsnew digital distribution networksold mediaopen accessPDFpeer review • professionally published • publicationpublisherpublishingpublishing model • reduced library funds • research universities • sale of printscholarly journals • specialist books • spiralling prices • teaching universities

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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