Peaches Udoma's Blog (3)

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Predatory Publishers' Days Are Numbered

 

With the exponential growth of the Open Access movement over the past decade, it is undeniable that major steps are underway toward broadening both the reach and availability of scientific research. But not every development has been a step in the right direction, and for some, Open Access has become synonymous with negative connotations. The most notable unfortunate byproduct of the boom in numbers and access to scientific journals has been the…

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Added by Peaches Udoma on October 30, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments

"The Size of the Prize": Hidden Benefits of Open Data?

There is no question that Open Data brings enormous value to the scientific community worldwide. But Open Data can also provide myriad benefits to society at large, including significant economic growth in the private…

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Added by Peaches Udoma on October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Buyer Beware: Are Some Impact Factors Wolves in Sheep's Clothing?

One of the most important distinctions of an academic journal is the rate at which its articles are cited and shared by other academics in a particular year. In academia, this is called the "impact factor." The impact factor of a journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. The higher a journal’s impact factor, the better the chance that the…

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Added by Peaches Udoma on October 26, 2016 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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