We present an agent-based model of paper publication and consumption that allows to study the effect of two different evaluation mechanisms, peer review and reputation, on the quality of the manuscripts accessed by a scientific community.
Faculty Service Loads and Gender: Are Women Taking Care of the Academic Family?
This paper investigates the amount of academic service performed by female versus male faculty. We use 2014 data from a large national survey of faculty at more than 140 institutions as well as 2012...
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Announce New Cooperation to Make It Easier to Navigate the Sharing of Academic Journal Articles
Springer Nature and ResearchGate, along with Cambridge University Press and Thieme, will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.
A Novel Method for Depicting Academic Disciplines Through Google Scholar Citations
This research article describes a procedure to generate a snapshot of the structure of a specific scientific community and their outputs based on the information available in Google Scholar Citations (GSC)....
What Makes Academic Careers Less Insecure? The Role of Individual-Level Antecedents
Paper advising universities to provide early-career researchers with temporal space for research and networking, facilitate stays at other universities, inform them about career success factors, and tailor faculty development programmes to the distinct stages of academic careers.
Open Access to Scientific Articles: A Review of Benefits and Challenges
The different options to achieve open access, whether by journals changing their revenue structures from subscription to publishing charges, or authors utilizing a number of options for posting open access versions of article manuscripts in repositories.
Over 600 Springer Nature Journals Commit to New Data Sharing Policies
More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies.