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Engineering a gender bias

Female researchers cite their own work less than men. If citations are the currency of science, women are being short-changed. In 2015, a Canadian team found female researchers in engineering tend to publish in more influential journals, but their work is less cited. Now, the same team is preparing to publish evidence that women across […] Read more

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Altmetrics Data Quality Code of Conduct

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on the draft Altmetrics Data Quality Code of Conduct developed by the NISO Working Group C (Data Quality), co-chaired by Stefanie Haustein and Greg Tananbaum (SPARC). The Code of Conduct aims to improve the quality of altmetric data by increasing the transparency of data provision and aggregation […] Read more

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Call for papers for the Canadian Journal of Sociology : The role of national journals in the social sciences and humanities

Vincent Larivière and Jean-Philippe Warren are guest editing a special issue of Canadian Journal of Sociology which aims to explore the roles and functions of social sciences and humanities journals in the new scholarly ecosystem. Call for papers The role of national journals in the social sciences and humanities Canadian Journal of Sociology The vast […] Read more

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Appel de textes: Les revues savantes de langue française en sciences humaines et sociales

Vincent Larivière et Jean-Philippe Warren dirigent un numéro spécial de Recherches sociographiques ayant pour thème les revues savantes de langue française en sciences humaines et sociales: les défis d'un environnement nouveau. Au cours des dernières décennies, les revues savantes ont consolidé leur rôle en tant que mode de diffusion principal des connaissances dans le champ […] Read more

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"The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era" in the Top 100 of the most shared and discussed papers of 2015

The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era published by Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein and Philippe Mongeon last June in PLOS ONE, is one of the most discussed and shared papers of 2015. The article generated many reactions in the media since its publication, as its position in the Altmetric Top 100 reveals. Results […] Read more