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    Impact Round-Up 4th October: Metrics for scientific outreach, Google Books fair use, and privacy in the digital age

Impact Round-Up 4th October: Metrics for scientific outreach, Google Books fair use, and privacy in the digital age

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a brief round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.
Paige Brown Jarreau at SciLogs calls out Science’s latest ‘Top Scientists on Twitter’ list for reducing social media science engagement to popularity.  She considers what criteria might lead to more enriching experiences with science communication on Twitter in her […]

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    Impact Round-Up 6th September: Monsters of EdTech, visualising conferences, and for-profit masters.

Impact Round-Up 6th September: Monsters of EdTech, visualising conferences, and for-profit masters.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

Conference season is in full swing and this week there were a range of events taking place on scholarly communications with equally lively discussions taking place on Twitter. The Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference (#altc) discussed online and digital […]

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    Impact Round-Up 16th August: Google Science, digital age knowledge creation, and scientific accountability.

Impact Round-Up 16th August: Google Science, digital age knowledge creation, and scientific accountability.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.
An exaggerated title given the piece itself confirms these rumours “are almost certainly a hoax”, but still, How ‘Google Science’ could transform academic publishing by Liat Clark at WIRED provides a helpful overview of the previous efforts made my Google to […]

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    Impact Round-Up 9th August: Research recommendations, open data outcomes, and keeping open access simple.

Impact Round-Up 9th August: Research recommendations, open data outcomes, and keeping open access simple.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

Jennifer Lin at PLOS announced an exciting new recommendations feature to be implemented across the PLOS journals in Diving into the haystack to make more hay? at the PLOS Tech Blog. Linking up with figshare, the Related Content tab on […]

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    Impact Round-Up 7th June: Prometheus gagged, Einstein’s peer review, and turning repositories into journals.

Impact Round-Up 7th June: Prometheus gagged, Einstein’s peer review, and turning repositories into journals.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

This week the Times Higher Education reported on a stand-off between academic editorial board and commercial publisher. The journal Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation appears to have faced delays and unexplained edits from its publisher Taylor and Francis on content […]

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    Impact Round-Up 24th May: GitHub for science, research in the national interest, and myths of ‘big data’

Impact Round-Up 24th May: GitHub for science, research in the national interest, and myths of ‘big data’

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

This week Science have launched a special section, The science of inequality, which brings together a range of social science perspectives and short videos on “the origins, impact, and future of inequality around the world”. All features are currently not paywalled […]

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    Impact Round Up 10th May: Reputational gaps, registered reports, and serendipity in research.

Impact Round Up 10th May: Reputational gaps, registered reports, and serendipity in research.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

Give the pioneers a chance – OA and closing the reputational gap for young scientists by Alexander Grossman:
Substitute pay-walled journals with new open science technologies to publicly publish your scientific results; continue to use social network tools to […]

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    Impact Round-Up 26th April: The cost of journal subscriptions, writing for impact, and the Journal Openness Index.

Impact Round-Up 26th April: The cost of journal subscriptions, writing for impact, and the Journal Openness Index.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

Open access advocate and Cambridge mathematician Tim Gowers has been pulling together information on Elsevier journal subscription costs in an effort to provide a bigger picture of what the current scholarly communication system is costing university libraries (previously […]

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    Impact Round-Up 12th April: Academese, #datadramas, and how not to think about the humanities.

Impact Round-Up 12th April: Academese, #datadramas, and how not to think about the humanities.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

What would happen if you lost all of your research data? by Julia Giddings at Digital Science explores such a situation faced by Billy Hinchen when his laptop with four years worth of research data was stolen. Hear […]

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    Impact Round-Up 5th April: Open access mandates, academic freedom, and homo academicus.

Impact Round-Up 5th April: Open access mandates, academic freedom, and homo academicus.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

There has been plenty of news coming from HEFCE this week. The new policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework was announced (see Monday’s post by Alma Swan describing the new policy as a game-changer for the open […]

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    Impact Round-Up 29th March: Citation types, commercialised knowledge, and boundary workers.

Impact Round-Up 29th March: Citation types, commercialised knowledge, and boundary workers.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

We need different types of citation: Replicates, Falsifies, DependsOn, Acknowledges … by Mike Taylor at SV-POW argues for further metadata on citation type to be pulled in, which would add a richer and more useful layer to citation metrics.

Over at Patter, Pat […]

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    Impact Round-Up 22nd March: Data journalism, code as a research object, and the cure for impact factor mania.

Impact Round-Up 22nd March: Data journalism, code as a research object, and the cure for impact factor mania.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication.

The high-profile launch of Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight site (manifesto here), along with similar journalistic ventures like Vox Media, and The Upshot, provide the background for this week’s top recommended read by economist Allison Schrager. The problem with data journalism (Quartz), imparts […]

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    Impact Round-Up 8th March: Happy International Women’s Day, the failures of PowerPoint, and mental health in academia

Impact Round-Up 8th March: Happy International Women’s Day, the failures of PowerPoint, and mental health in academia

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication. On International Women’s Day, do we know what academic success looks like? by Athene Donald delves into the issues raised in research from The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women at Cambridge by Jo Bostock. Similarly, GrrlScientist at the Guardian looks […]

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Impact Round-Up 8th February: Love warfare, copyright assignment, and illuminating Persian manuscripts.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication. Timing perfectly with the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Love and Other Secondhand Emotions by Jacqui Shine at Chronicle Vitae and In the Name of Love by Miya Tokumitsu in the most recent issue of Jacobin both discuss issues with the rhetoric of love […]

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Impact Round-Up 1st February: Privacy and open data, publication bias, and the mechanization of scholarship.

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication. 1. Are Blogs Inherently Un-Professional? asks Stephen Saideman in response to the International Studies Association’s proposal to bar editorial members from writing or managing blogs external to the ISA. Saideman writes, The real issue is not about blogging but responsibility.  You want any editor […]

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