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How Scholars Hack the World of Academic Publishing Now

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You can form a cartel. Or you can ignore it all together.

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If you want to understand the modern academy, it wouldn’t hurt to start at “impact factor.”

Every year, the company Thomson Reuters assigns every academic journal an “impact factor.” Impact factors measure, roughly, how often papers published in one journal are cited by other journals. It is an ecological measurement, in other words. You’d recognize the names of journals with the highest impact factors — Nature, Science, etc. — but the world of scholarly journals is enormous, and there’s crowding at the bottom.

Two stories today illustrate the problems with impact factors, and the difficulty of measuring knowledge through any metric.

First, Nature News revealed that a Brazilian citation cartel had been outed by Thomson Reuters. That’s right: a citation cartel.

The Brazilian government measures graduate schools based on the impact factor of the journals that those schools’ students publish in. Brazilian journals, many of which are newer, have low impact factors, so Brazilian graduate students often publish in journals abroad. This makes them and their graduate program look better, but it means the commercial benefit of Brazilian scholarship flows, in part, to non-Brazilian companies.

So editors at a set of Brazilian journals began linking to each others’ journals... a lot. The flurry of cross-citation made every journal appear more influential, and succeeded in raising the journals’ impact factor in 2011. For a moment, the scheme worked.

Until it didn’t.


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Karen Pearlman's comment, September 7, 2013 11:23 PM
The implication here is that applying economic rationalization to research culture seems to lead directly to a) corruption; b)meaningless research activity; c) strife filled worlds for academic researchers whereby value is measured against criteria external to the research concerns; and d) probably lower standards of teaching since this research outputs have more "value" for academic's careers.
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sounds unfortunately true...
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For your information, I will be transfering scoops of the OKCC/C3O topic to my Notebook, in order to open a private space for the Biocluster of ICSU

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... designed to collect posts and informations I found and want to keep available but not relevant to the other topics I am curating on Scoop.it (on behalf of ASSIM):

 

the most sucessful being

Immunology, teaching and learning immunology

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From flow cytometry to cytomics

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Immunology and Biotherapies, a page of resources for the DIU 

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Nancy, Lorraine

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I am based at Université Lorraine in Nancy

 

Wuhan, Hubei,

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because we have a long standing collaboration through a french speaking medical training program between Faculté de Médecine de Nancy and WuDA, Wuhan university medical school and Zhongnan Hospital

  

CME-CPD,

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because I am at EACCME in Brussels, representative of the medical biopathology and laboratory medicine UEMS section

 

Mucosal Immunity,

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because it was one of our main research interest some years ago 

 

It is a kind of electroinic scrapbook with many ideas shared by others. thanks to them

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I. L’image, pilier essentiel de votre communication

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Le picture marketing s’illustre depuis l'émergence et le succès de plateformes qui reposent sur les photos et vidéos et leurs partages (Pinterest, Instagram, Vine…).
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Visualizing Citation Cartels

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Analysis of ancient DNA reveals how cats spread around the world

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A study of DNA from over 200 ancient cats revealed two distinct waves of population growth in Eurasia and Africa. Study suggests they expanded with farming and seafaring communities.
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Vizit Research - Search PubMed visually

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Biovista Vizit is a bibliography search tool that helps scientists with their research and discovery work.
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Hermès Hiver 2016, Beauté Éthérée des Forêts Enneigées

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Pour notre plus grand bonheur et celui des amoureux de la nature, la saison hivernale prochaine la campagne 'Hermès Grandeur Nature' continue son exploration des grands espaces propices à la contemplation et à l'inspiration.Beauté naturellement éthérée
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De combien de cellules sommes nous constitués?

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Nous sommes des amas de cellules organisées en tissus, organes, qui forme un corps. Nous avons des locataires, les microbes, essentiellement des bactéries. Depuis la découverte ou redécouverte du m…
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Interactive Notebooks: No Special Hardware Required

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Here's an old-school interactive tool: a spiral-bound notebook set up as a simple, functional system for students to create, write, and explore ideas all in the same place.

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How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

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The impact factor is academia’s worst nightmare. So much has been written about its flaws, both in calculation and application, that there is little point in reiterating the same tired points here …

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Road trip : 10 jours en Islande + concours

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3 Top Content Curation Tools You Need to Know About

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"The Information Literacy User’s Guide: A Remixed Open, Online Textbook" by Lusiella Fazzino, Michael Kahn et al.

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This text is a remixed version, derived from SUNY's "The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook". The text has been tailored to reflect the educational objectives of The College of New Rochelle and its School of New Resources. Feel free to remix and adapt in accordance with the CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

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September 8th was International Literacy Day; Global Report on Adult Learning #50ILD

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Ces articles aux mille et une signatures

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La signature d’articles dans des revues scientifiques est un critère important pour l’évaluation des chercheurs. Mais comment s’y retrouver quand un article comporte des dizaines, des centaines, voire des milliers de signataires ? Le sociologue David Pontille nous livre son éclairage sur cette pratique très variable d’une discipline à l’autre.
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Creativity techniques to enhance knowledge transfer within global virtual teams in the context of knowledge-intensive enterprises

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This conceptual paper investigates the common concern among managers that the physical separation of workers within a global virtual team may hinder the transfer of knowledge amongst the team members
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Comment partager le savoir à l’ère du numérique ? | Infos docs Canopé de l'académie d'Orléans-Tours

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The Conversation France souffle sa première bougie. À cette occasion, des chercheurs de l’Université de Lorraine ont interrogé les enjeux de l’écriture et de la publication en ligne.
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Research Seminar: Theories for learning with emerging technologies - Edulab

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The “Research Seminar: Theories for learning with emerging technologies” with Dr. Terry Anderson, was organized by the Edul@b research on September 15, 2016. This Seminar looks at both theories that propel and guide online learning as well as the research paradigms that help shape our research on online learning and teaching.


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European conference on science journalism (ECSJ2017) coming to Copenhagen 26-30 June 2017

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Case: Challenges in Clinical Immunology

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Réseaux et interlocuteurs pour le numérique - Délégués académiques au numérique (DAN) - Éduscol

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Ads in London Underground Station Replaced With Cat Photos

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Curiosity Search: Producing Generalists by Encouraging Individuals to Continually Explore and Acquire Skills throughout Their Lifetime

Natural animals are renowned for their ability to acquire a diverse and general skill set over the course of their lifetime.
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3. From Teaching to Diving: Memorizing Facts Is Not Good Enough. – Content Curation Official Guide – Medium

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12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!

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Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It's free, it's easy-to-use, and it's awesome. Oh, and did I mention... no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click "Create" to get started building your "wall" today. Then,…

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OpenScholar: A Harvard invention

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Helping researchers at home and around the world | OpenScholar is a Harvard invention that is helping researchers at home and around the world.
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How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

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How great is the Internet! One of the most impactful, viral, influential services you can perform online is to read stuff and tell people what you like. It’s true!
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