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Ten Hot Topics around Scholarly Publishing / Jonathan P. Tennant; Harry Crane; Tom Crick; Jacinto Davila; Asura Enkhbayar; Johanna Havemann; Bianca Kramer; Ryan Martin; Paola Masuzzo; Andy Nobes; Curt Rice; Barbara Rivera-Lopez; Tony Ross-Hellauer; Susanne Sattler; Paul Thacker; Marc Vanholsbeeck
Publications, Volume: 7, Issue: 2, Start page: 34
Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom
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The changing world of scholarly communication and the emergence of a new wave of 'Open Science' or 'Open Research' has brought to light a number of controversial and hotly-debated topics. Yet, evidence-based rational debate is regularly drowned out by misinformed or exaggerated r...
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The changing world of scholarly communication and the emergence of a new wave of 'Open Science' or 'Open Research' has brought to light a number of controversial and hotly-debated topics. Yet, evidence-based rational debate is regularly drowned out by misinformed or exaggerated rhetoric, which does not benefit the evolving system of scholarly communication. The aim of this article is to provide a baseline evidence framework for ten of the most contested topics, in order to help frame and move forward discussions, practices and policies. We address issues around preprints and scooping, the practice of copyright transfer, the function of peer review, predatory publishers, and the legitimacy of 'global' databases. The presented facts, arguments and data will be a powerful tool against misinformation across wider academic research, policy and practice, and may be used to inform changes within the rapidly evolving scholarly publishing system.
Accepted for Special Issue on "New Frontiers for Openness in Scholarly Publishing"; pre-print available on PeerJ: https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27580v1
Peer Review, Copyright, Open Access, Open Science, Scholarly Communication, Web of Science, Scopus, Impact Factors, Research Evaluation
College of Arts and Humanities