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New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals
September 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

New detailed assessments of journals in the Global South will provide reassurance to authors and readers and guide editors on how to improve their journals. The post New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris
September 21, 2017 at 5:29 am

I’m delighted to announce the addition of a new voice in The Scholarly Kitchen, Siân Harris. Siân is the Publications and Engagement Manager at INASP, an international development organization that supports the production, sharing and use of research and knowledge […] The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris appeared first on…

Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database
September 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

The genetics testing copany 23andme presents an interesting example of a new kind of data publishing. The post Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress
September 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

To round out Peer Review Week 2017, here's a brief summary of some key takeaways from this year's Peer Review Congress, held every four years. The post Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Journals Peer Review: Past, Present, Future
September 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

Continuing our Peer Review Week celebrations, we asked representatives from three very different organizations - the American Historical Association, BioMed Central and The Royal Society - to share their thoughts on the evolution of peer review for journals from its beginnings through the present and into the future. The post Journals Peer Review: Past, Present,…

Do We Need A Self-Citation Index?
September 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

Designed to identify individuals who might be gaming their h-index score, the s-index may do more harm than good. The post Do We Need A Self-Citation Index? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Does Born-Digital Mean Rethinking Peer Review?
September 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

What kind of peer review is developing to evaluate long-form digital scholarship? A view from AAUP press editors. The post Does Born-Digital Mean Rethinking Peer Review? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Peer Review in a World of “Alternative Facts”
September 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

The topic of this year's Peer Review Week is transparency in review - we are joining in the celebrations with a series of posts on this topic and on peer review more generally, beginning with a look at the critical importance of peer review as a mechanism of discernment and scrutiny in a world of…