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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
24 JUNE 2012

International Journal of Design: peer-reviewed and open-access

"The International Journal of Design is a peer–reviewed, open–access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to design practices."

(International Journal of Design)

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affective design • animation • approaches to design • architectural design • computer applications in design • cultural factors on design • design fieldsdesign industrydesign journaldesign management • design methodologies • design practicedesign practicesdesign professionalsdesign researchdesign research journal • design strategy and management • design theoryemotional designergonomic design • ergonomics and perceptions in design • game designglobalisationglobalisation and localisationhuman perception • IJDesign • impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice • industrial designinterface designInternational Journal of Design • journal of design • journal of design research • kansei • kansei engineering • localisation • open-access journal • peer-reviewed journalresearch papers • social-cultural aspects of design • theory and practiceurban designvisual communicationvisual communication design

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
21 JULY 2011

Ofamind: online service that stores your interests and research

"Ofamind is an online service that stores your interests and research. Ofamind is unique in that it integrates with your browser to make it remarkably easy to record interesting information to your Ofamind 'views', or storage areas at the Ofamind website. You can also upload presentations to Ofamind for viewing by colleagues, including slides integrated with audio. Ofamind is partly funded by the National Science Foundation."

(Ofamind, 2007, http://www.ofamind.com/faq.html)

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2007collectdiscontinuedICTinformationintegration • interesting information • knowledge repositoryNational Science Foundation • Ofamind • online service • organise your ideas • research papersresourcessharetechnologytoolusabilityweb application • your ideas • your interests • your research

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
22 NOVEMBER 2009

Mendeley: Organize, share, and discover research papers!

"Organize, share, and discover research papers! Mendeley is a research management tool for desktop & web. You can also explore research trends and connect to other academics in your discipline.

Mendeley is used at, and endorsed by, some of the world's leading research institutions. Based in London, we are funded by some of the people behind Skype, Last.fm, and Warner Music."

(Mendeley.com)

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2007academic research • academic software • academicsbibliographydigital librarydirectoryindexLast.fmlibrary management • library software • Mendeley • reference software • research papersresearch toolresearcherSkypesoftware • Warner Music

CONTRIBUTOR

David Reid
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