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Matt Cockerill to leave BioMed Central/Springer BioMed Central mission and branding to remain unchanged

Matt Cockerill, the Managing Director of BioMed Central, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

Springer acquired BioMed Central in 2008, catching
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PeerJ receives the 2013 ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation

PeerJ receives the 2013 ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation | The daily digest | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that PeerJ received the 2013 ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) Award for Publishing Innovation at
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Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs

Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A preference for gold open access over green is misguided and is due to multiple gaps in the evidence gathered for the Finch Report, MPs have said.
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Bringing data to life with data linking

Bringing data to life with data linking | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Reciprocal linking gives data sets essential context and increases their discoverability
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Bioscience publishing in the GigaScience world

Bioscience publishing in the GigaScience world | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Big Data Publishing (credit Jenny Cham, CC-BY) As mentioned in our previous posting, on top of the many great talks and sessions we attended at ISMB in Berlin last month, we were kept even busy helping to organize and present in a special...
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A New Kind of Peer Review?

A New Kind of Peer Review? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Writing in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, a Dr Yvo Smulders of the Netherlands makes a proposal: A two-step manuscript submission process can reduce
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Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation

Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A former US Congressman says US policies are jeopardizing the nation's health and 'research ecosystem'
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Sharing science is a crime

Sharing science is a crime | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The more one shares, the more one undermines a future patent application and a system that encourages privatisation.
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Dynamic Visualization of Biomedical Journals 2003-2012

Dynamic Visualization of Biomedical Journals 2003-2012 | The daily digest | Scoop.it
An animated bubble plot of nearly four-thousand biomedical journals over ten years reveals success, decline and the shifting nature of science publishing.
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ORCID identifier system gaining traction and new features

ORCID identifier system gaining traction and new features | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Nearly 200,000 people have registered for an ORCID, and organizations worldwide are integrating the academic identifiers into their systems
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Elsevier Launches New Open Access Journal in Biomedicine: Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology

Elsevier Launches New Open Access Journal in Biomedicine: Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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A new approach to peer review – an interview with Keith Collier, co-founder of Rubriq

A new approach to peer review – an interview with Keith Collier, co-founder of Rubriq | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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Trends in pediatrics: Overview of research trends from 2007 – 2011

Trends in pediatrics:  Overview of research trends from 2007 – 2011 | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Introduction
For this issue on trends in Medical research, we took a closer look at the field of Pediatrics. What are the recent â��hotâ�
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SwetsWise Medical Searcher

SwetsWise Medical Searcher | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Point of care services are imperative to the success of healthcare professionals in a technology driven market.SwetsWise Medical Searcher provides your facility with the capability to locate the most timely, relevant information available in your ...
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Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point'

Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point' | The daily digest | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 August 2013 The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers—so-called 'open access'—was confirmed today in a...
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Mary Ann Liebert and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership

Mary Ann Liebert and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Press release Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Publisher of authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology,...
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Making it less of a trial to find important medical evidence: Faculty of 1000 launch F1000Trials

Making it less of a trial to find important medical evidence: Faculty of 1000 launch F1000Trials | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Faculty of 1000 has launched a new product, F1000Trials (http://f1000.com/trials), an effective way to be alerted to new clinical trial-related articles specifically
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Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea

Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Except twelve of the tweets were bought and paid for.
Many are excited about innovative measures that purport to quantify scholarly impact at a more granular level.
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AudioSlides allow authors to make mini-webcasts about their papers

AudioSlides allow authors to make mini-webcasts about their papers | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Readers can find out quickly why an article is important by watching slides with voice-over
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Publish First, Ask Questions Later

Publish First, Ask Questions Later | The daily digest | Scoop.it

The academic publishing process is a pain. You format your research article just so, in accordance with the typographic whims of a given journal. You receive feedback from experts; if salvageable, rounds of resubmission follow, and if not, you reformat and peddle your wares elsewhere. Ultimately, most articles are published in one venue or another, but the time from data to publication can take months, if not years.

Of course, quality control in an industry where only a few people have the means to get answers is essential, and after going through the gauntlet, your research is vetted, sealed with the imprimatur of peer review. But does it have to take so long? And does the whole process really need to be so mysterious?

 

The F1000Research journal, published by Faculty of 1000, is hoping to solve these issues with a new model of peer review and open access.

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