The objective of this scoping review is to summarize the literature on predatory journals, describe its epidemiological characteristics, and to extract empirical descriptions of potential characteristics of predatory journals.
Insights from Authors’ Editors Can Help Journal Editors Define and Refine Their Core Competencies
Journal editors should be able to ensure that authors are given useful feedback on the language and writing in submitted manuscripts. Journal editors should be able to deal effectively with inappropriate text re-use and plagiarism.
The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access
While deceptive publishing remains an ongoing issue, particularly in the developing world, increasing public engagement, development of OA policies, and discussion of sustainable and ethical publishing practices can remove this potential threat.
Researchers, publishers and representatives of funding agencies gathered at ASAPBio to discuss the use of preprint publications in biology. It became clear through the discussion on Twitter with #ASAPBio that many were unclear as to the purpose of the meeting, how preprints could help or hinder junior scientists, or even what preprints are.
Single Figure Publications: A novel format for scholarly communication
The single figure publication is a novel, efficient format by which to communicate scholarly advances. It will serve as a forerunner of the nano-publication, a modular unit of information critical for machine-driven data aggregation and knowledge integration.
This editorial describes the problems with the process of preparing and publishing research findings, and with judging their veracity and significance, and then explains how we at Faculty of 1000 are starting to tackle the ‘deadly sins’ of science publishing.
Each country, scholarly field, and institution has developed responses to new scholarly communication systems, and those policies and responses influence the behavior of the scholars within those systems.