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Preprint posting, predatory journals and peer review: our top five posts on Open Access

The on-going discussion over open access to scholarly research was a regular feature this year on the Impact of Social Sciences blog. The top posts in this category came from a range of voices in higher education, from researchers and journal editors to librarians. While not technically part of the top five, we’ve also included below our eCollection from […]

How institutional repositories are already working to solve the Open Access problem

Last week, Mike Taylor discussed his concerns on institutional repositories as an adequate solution to the open access problem and asked Green OA advocates to address these problems. In response, Natalia Madjarevic, Dave Puplett, and Neil Stewart clarify the existing capabilities of institutional repositories and highlight the powerful transitional role they can play in providing greater access and benefits for individuals, institutions and disciplines. Mike Taylor’s recent LSE […]

Academics must be applauded for making a stand by boycotting Elsevier. It’s time for librarians to join the conversation on the future of dissemination, but not join the boycott.

Blog posts and campaign statements published by an anonymous scientist and blogger @FakeElsevier have struck a chord with Dave Puplett. Here he explains why the blogger’s call to arms appeals to his inner ideological librarian.   The growing disquiet over Elsevier’s publishing practices, recently documented on this blog by Cameron Neylon, Neil Stewart and others has been significant because it is scientists […]

Book Review: The Publish or Perish Book

Anne-Wil Harzing provides an excellent introduction to the complex world of article level citation data in the Publish or Perish Book. Dave Puplett, E-Services Manager at the Library of The London School of Economics, highly recommends Harzing’s book to any researcher who wishes to understand the growing field of citation analysis, and finds some useful tips on using citation software to evaluate other academics […]

By championing open access publishing, the academic community can bring us closer to making research available to all.

Open access publishing increases the likelihood that academic research will be a top Google search hit for policy-makers, journalists and NGOs who use the internet to seek out research to inform their policies. Dave Puplett and Natalia Madjarevic list their top five tips and outline how open access publishing will increase citation counts and contribute to the author’s reputation. Peter […]

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University libraries, repositories and Open Access should be seen as crucial tools in improving the impact of academic research

Dave Puplett demonstrates how University libraries using repository systems and the principles of Open Access can improve the discoverability, visibility, authority and thus impact of academic research.

One of the founders of the London School of Economics, Sidney Webb, wrote that, “one of the principle objects of the school from its establishment has been the publication of works […]

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