Posts Tagged ‘Publishers’
Unfortunately, there is a negative effect of the widely success of the Open Access movement, the emergence of pseudo journals.
Jeffrey Beall maintains a list of these predatory publishers that ” exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts“…
This list is available on:
TEMIS and Semantico have announced a strategic partnership.
The powerful text mining technology developed by TEMIS automates the semantic enrichment of unstructured content, dramatically improving its findability and discoverability by search engines and end-users.
In online publications, the resulting richer metadata can be used to:
- Help search engines return more relevant results
- Feed search facets to enable efficient drill-down in search results
- Recommend related or similar documents and knowledge
‘More and more publishers are seeing the benefits of semantic content enrichment to boost the value of their content and help market it in innovative ways,’ said Daniel Mayer, Product Marketing Manager, TEMIS
According this white paper, Networked Content is an emerging set of technologies and practices that holds the potential not only to transform the way content is managed, distributed and accessed, for the joint benefit of Publishers and their Audiences, but also to profoundly remodel the Information Industry in its next stage of growth.
From the perspective of Publishers, competition for the user’s attention has intensified during the past 10 years. The Internet has lowered the barriers to entry and also made it easy for custmers to switch their allegiance. Open Access initiatives (most notably in the Scientific, Medical and Legal domains up to now), while perhaps not a direct threat to subscription revenues, nonetheless today represent a significant 20% of peer–reviewed scholarly journal articles in select fields.
These and other reasons have motivated Publishers to differentiate and add value to their information products beyond that offered by the raw content itself by investing in new options for managing, packaging and distributing them.
Mayer, Daniel. The networked Content Manifesto. White paper, Temis, January 2011. 16 p.
Free of charge at: http://www.temis.com/?id=56&selt=13
One of the longest post I ever tried to read!
Amongst bad and good things, the author tells how a scientist today tries to keep up with novelties.
“One would think that in today’s information age, scientists can easily keep up with new discoveries. However, these discoveries are buried in 24,000 journals most of which cannot be accessed by the individual scientist, because his/her institution does not subscribe to them“.
In order to keep current, here below what he has to do:
- Read Tables of contents of fifteen or so favorite journals
- Go through PubMed alerts
- Read mailing-lists digest
- Look at some important web sites, social networks, news wires, etc.
- Listen science podcasts
He estimates “that this takes about 12-14h per week just to keep on top of things“.
The rest of the post is mainly complains against STM publishers, peer-reviewed system, etc. who are partly responsible for the information overload.
Who should be in charge of how Scientists organize their workflow?
STM publisher Springer recently commissioned a report from research firm Outsell titled “Establishing Value and ROI: Investing in STM E-Journals and E-Books. The study includes a survey of 573 end users in corporate settings and several in-depth interviews.
The survey highlights that experimented clients rely on librarians expertise. “While an internet search engine such as Google is the most popular place for users to turn to when first seeking information (79% of respondents), library subscriptions to content are a close second. This reliance underscores the valuable role of the library or information services group, as does the third-highest option of seeking the advice of colleagues or experts (including librarians) within the organization“
86% of biophama and research respondents stated that they frequently relied upon STM content.
“Respondents felt that the biggest impact on their jobs with regards to ejournals usage over the past year related to time savings, most (81%) because the information was easily accessible through their library or information center and more than half (59%) because they avoided duplication of research that had already been conducted“.
According respondents, the most relied upon STM publishers for ejournals are:
- Elsevier ScienceDirect: 48% of respondents
- Springer, 46%
- Wiley-Blackwell, 34%
- PubMed, 27%, Thomson 16%, etc.