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 https://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/qss
The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) and BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are pleased to announce the publication of IJIH Vol. 11 No. 1, which includes exceptional papers in such areas as community-based traditional healing and knowledge sharing, the role of Elders in wellness and learning, First Nation community-based palliative care, Indigenous youth leadership, and Inuit youth mental health intervention.
IJIH is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal that shares innovative health research across disciplines, Indigenous communities, and countries. It seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies, and epistemology.
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Introduction: Welcome From the First Nations Health Authority
Canadian scientists have a new outlet for their research and it’s homegrown.
On Tuesday, Canadian Science Publishing – an organization born out of the downsizing of the National Research Council – officially launches FACETS, an online multidisciplinary journal that is Canada’s most ambitious effort yet to carve a niche in the burgeoning world of open access science.
… FACETS will charge a fee of $1,350 for each paper it publishes, a few hundred dollars less than the cost of publishing in PLOS ONE, the world’s leading open access journal, which uses a similar model.
FACETS will also publish opinion pieces and articles on science policy, he added, providing a forum that could lead to a more public airing of issues related to science in Canada and its interaction with government and politics.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm Where: William Mearns Centre for Learning, Room 210
Abstract: A roundtable discussion for current editors of scholarly journals published at UVic to share publishing experiences, journal configurations, peer-review process, layout, copyright, self-sustaining practices, copy editing, marketing, etc.
Please email Inba Kehoe at: ikehoe at uvic.ca to let her know you are attending.
an international peer-reviewed journal providing content written completely by persons with autism about the theme of autism. Autism’s Own is dedicated to fostering autism culture through creative works. Autism’s Own is published once a year coinciding with Autism Awareness Day, each April 2nd.
“Amy L. Reynolds, an associate dean at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, had never heard of the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism when she first received an e-mail soliciting submissions for it. But she took a quick look at the journal’s Web site, recognized some friends and colleagues on its editorial board, and sent a note about the publishing opportunity to all of her school’s graduate students.
That’s a decision Ms. Reynolds says she now regrets. Several weeks later, she was shocked to learn that one of her doctoral students had submitted research to the journal and received an $1,800 invoice in return. Even though the student refused to pay the fee and withdrew the paper, the journal published it. To make matters worse, the version that was posted online contained several mistakes, including a formatting error that made it appear the student had plagiarized someone else’s work.”
UVic has a new Open Access journal called Austism’s Own. Autism’s Own is an international peer-reviewed journal providing content written completely by persons with autism about the theme of autism. Autism’s Own is dedicated to fostering autism culture through creative works.The first issue will be publsihed this fall.