Category Archives: Journals

Forest Corridors Vital for Wildlife

July 29, 2019 | UVic News

Frances Stewart and Jason Fisher both adjunct assistant professors at UVic’s the School of Environmental Studies have recently published an exciting paper that..

…shows how the movements of one small mammal – the weasel-like fisher – through natural forested corridors underlines the importance of these safe pathways and points to implications for many other forest animals across the country such as the wolverine, moose, lynx and hare.

Please visit Stewart & Fisher‘s respective UVicSpace pages to read more about their valuable research.

Srivastava on Thompson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers

University of Victoria, Department of Mathematics & Statistics | Announcements

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Hari M. Srivastava for being named once again a Thompson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Researcher for 2018. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named three times, having done so previously in 2015 and 2017. A Highly Cited Researcher has published multiple highly cited papers, defined as papers ranking in the top 1% by citation, considering both year and field of publication, during the last decade. See Srivastava’s name on 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list.

As of March 2019, Srivastava’s has 160+ papers that are available in UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.

The Copyright & Scholarly Communications Office would also like to offer our congratulations to Dr. Srivastava on this amazing achievement!

WILEY and Projekt DEAL in Germany sign agreement

January 15, 2019

Wiley and Projekt DEAL establish groundbreaking partnership for Germany to pilot new publishing models, better enable researchers to create and disseminate knowledge through Wiley’s journals, and continue to provide participating German institutions access to Wiley’s portfolio of academic journals.

Under an annual fee, this transformative three-year agreement provides all Projekt DEAL institutions with access to read Wiley’s academic journals back to the year 1997, and researchers at Projekt DEAL institutions can publish articles open access in Wiley’s journals.

To support the overall advancement of scholarly research, Wiley and Projekt DEAL are together launching three important new initiatives as part of the partnership. First a new flagship open access journal. This interdisciplinary journal will publish top-tier scholarship from the global research community and will serve as a unique forum for the development of new open access publishing models. In another key aspect of the agreement, Wiley and Projekt DEAL will establish an open science and author services development group focused on innovating and accelerating new publishing approaches. The partners will also create and host a new annual symposium for early-career German researchers focused on surfacing cutting-edge ideas on the future of research communications.

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Editors from Journal of Informetrics resign

Nature | January 14, 2019 | Dalmeet Singh Chawla

The editorial board of an influential scientometrics journal — the Journal of Informetrics — has resigned in protest over the open-access policies of its publisher, Elsevier, and launched a competing publication.

The board told Nature that given the journal’s subject matter — the assessment and dissemination of science — it felt it needed to be at the forefront of open publishing practices, which it says includes making bibliographic references freely available for analysis and reuse, and being open access and owned by the community.

The Board members also asked Elsevier to reduce the current articles processing fee (US 1,800, plus tax) to something more appropriate. Elsevier declined to meet these demands and the editorial board for the journal resigned. With independent funding, the researchers set up a new free open access journal called Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) with MIT Press instead–see