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How to navigate ethical challenges in scholarly publishing


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.

You can subscribe to updates via email or RSS feed or follow Exchanges on Twitter.

How to maximize the usage and impact of your published articles

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.

Wiley pilots transferable peer review


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.

The system is currently been piloted among nine of our high impact neuroscience titles  and will run for about six months. The results will be used to develop a new process. 

For more information, check out the full article visit the Wiley Exchanges page here.

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Wiley Exchanges: Interview with Adela Rauchova, on open access

Recently, we’ve been selecting relevant articles from Wiley Exchanges articles to share with our readers.

This week read an interview with Adela Rauchova, open access publication assistant at the University of Edinburgh.  This new role is part of a RCUK-funded project. She talks the purpose of the role, her day-to-day tasks, and the key challenges she faces.  At the end, she shares best practices like informing academics of key policies and the main philosophy of Open Access.

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The evolution of digital publishing: PDFs, HTML, and “smart-content”

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.

Interview with Ann Okerson

Wiley Exchanges posted an interview with Ann Okerson.

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.

Click here to read the full interview on Wiley Exchanges.



Some things to know about open access

Open Access is a popular topic in the publishing world. We will be doing a series of posts on this topic in the coming months.

Today’s post will be some general information about open access, including key terms and some links.

What do we mean by open access?

“By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

– Budapest Open Access Initiative

What are the types of open access?

Gold: “pay to publish”

  • article is freely accessible online immediately after publishing
  • authors, funders, or institutions pay an article publication charge

Green: “self-archiving”

  • article deposited in institution or subject repository by the author

What are some benefits of open access?

  • Efficiency and speed: articles published via open access are peer reviewed. Decisions are made swiftly and there is often no need for time consuming formatting changes.
  • Visibility: open access articles appear in a variety of Wiley search platforms and are easily accessible to readers.
  • Compliance with open access mandates: our journals allow authors to retain copyrights and publish under Creative Commons License, thus adhering with various mandates.

Where can you get more information on open access? 

  • Results of our 2013 author survey on open access 
  • Wiley Open Access : This site has a plethora of information including open access policies, a browsing tool for open access journals, and an informative FAQ page. There is also a section of information specifically for societies, authors, or institution & funders.
  • @WileyExchanges: a Twitter-feed that complies relevant links for authors, including Open Access articles and tips, SEO guidelines, some great links to open access information and other .