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Movies for marketing the idea of Open Access

The Faculty of Health at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has just launched four small movies to market Open Access to their scientific staff. But these movies may and should be used by anyone needing to market OA to … Continue reading

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The Norwegian accreditation system for scientific/scholarly journals

The Norwegian financing system for Higher Education institutions includes a component which is a fixed sum that is allocated to institutions according to their publications in journals (also book series) that have been found to be of the necessary quality … Continue reading

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Finansieringsutvalgets tanker om belønning av publisering – for noen …

Curt Rice har skrevet innsiktsfullt om dette på bloggen sin, og der finner man bl.a. en morsom illustrasjon som viser at antall forfattere på en artikkel kan ha snodige konsekvenser. En artikkel på nivå 1 gir i dag 1 publiseringspoeng, … Continue reading

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Why we should avoid using the Impact Factor to assess research and researchers

After having heard Björn Brembs speech (see http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/5.3226) at the 9th Munin Conference, and re-reading some of P O Seglen‘s articles on the Impact Factor (IF), I decided to try to write out some of my reflections on the use, … Continue reading

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Following the Footnotes

is Björn Hammarfelt’s doctoral dissertation from Uppsala 2012, on citation patterns in Literary Studies. (Link: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170504) Hammarfelt shows how Literary Studies, probably like many other fields of humanities and social sciences, differ in how they cite, and, hence, how the … Continue reading

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This is my private blog, where I’ll share with you books and articles I’ve read (or skimmed through) that either concers scientific/scholarly publishing, Open Access, biblio- or scientometrics – or any other subject that interests my, that I believe could … Continue reading

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