Wiley Exchanges is another one of our resources for authors. Recently, Exchanges posted some new content focusing on this week’s release of Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher’s Perspective, Second Edition, an update to the Wiley publication ethics guidelines first published in 2006.
The aim for these guidelines stands as support all those involved in scholarly publishing with a summary of best practice guidance from leading organizations around the world.
Navigate the ethical challenges in scholarly publishing via Exchanges highlights of the updated guidelines titled Top 10 tips for navigating ethical challenges in scholarly publishing here.
Additionally, read Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher’s Perspective, Second Edition, in full, here.
Earlier in the year the article, “Kudos where it’s due: An interview with Charlie Rapple,” (Kudos co-founder) went live on Wiley Exchanges. Together with fellow publishing consultants Melinda Kenneway and David Sommer, Rapple designed Kudos to help scholars and their institutions increase the impact of their published research articles. When the interview published Kudos was a new service under development.
After a successful alpha launch, Kudos announced on Thursday a new partnership with Wiley to enable authors to measure, monitor, and maximize the usage and impact of their published articles by providing a new way for them to use social media to engage the digital community with their research. Now more users will be able to access the tool.
From April 2014, the Kudos platform will be freely available across a representative trial of articles from Wiley’s Global Research portfolio.
To find out more read the official press release.
Read the full Wiley Exchanges’ interview with Charlie Rapple here.
Quiz time! How long would you estimate it takes for a paper to go through peer review?
On average, it takes 80 days per paper or 1,920 hours (according to an article by M. Ware in Publishing Research Consortium). That’s a lot of time spent waiting for a decision. In hopes to alievating this pain point, Wiley is piloting “transferable peer review.” As outlined in a recent Wiley Exchanges article, this new system will cut down on review time.
Here are a few of the main points:
- The system allows you the option to preserve and transfer initial peer review, should you receive a decision to reject from one journal and wish to request transfer to another.
- The review is now able to travel with the article on its route to publication. By reducing the number of reviews in the universe, the aim is to reduce the burden on reviewers, while helping editors to make faster decisions and increase the publication speed.
There are initiatives to take some journals out of the peer review process altogether and detach reviewer reports from publication in a specific journal. Many authors know which journals they would prefer to publish and would rather not be told which journal they should submit. Many authors do not want undesirable journals to bid for publication of their paper.
For more information, check out the full article visit the Wiley Exchanges page here.
Gary Spencer, Associate Director of Product Management in Wiley’s Global Research Division, created a video presentation about the evolution of digital publishing. Even though researchers used PDFs most of the time, there are many different ways to view and access journal articles. From PDFs and HTML to tablet apps and “smart-articles,” scholarly publishing and researchers have to adapt to these developments.
View the video from Gary Spencer below and let us know what you think. Are you devoted to print articles or do you find electronic versions easier to navigate? What advancements would you like to see in digital publishing?
For more information on this topic, click here to read the full article on Wiley Exchanges.
There are many points that may be of interest to authors:
- The SCOAP3 project: Okerson is a member of this international committee that works on transitioning high energy physics journals to a sustainable open-access business model.
- Her role at the Center for Research Libraries: As senior adviser on electronic resources, she supports digital activities, fosters collaborations, and supports the membership group of academic libraries and various partner consortia in the US, Canada, and the UK.
- Establishing LIBLICENSE: Okerson founded this organization in 1997 and serves as a moderator for the project. She is a strong advocate for fair and clear licensing of online resources. In the years since the founding, the landscape of publishing and learning has changed and LIBLICENSE has adapted.
- The challenges facing librarians: From driving access to entering into research and academic partnerships, there are many ways to stay relevant in the changing landscape.
- Opportunities for women in librarianship and leadership roles.