Author Archives: Verena Weigert

The Rise of New University Presses and Academic-Led Presses in the UK

blog post by Janneke Adema (University of Coventry), Graham Stone (Jisc) and Chris Keene (Jisc) Our new report: Changing publishing ecologies: A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing maps the rise of new university presses and academic-led presses in the UK The landscape of academic publishing has seen a discernible increase in new publishing … Read more

Towards full-text based research metrics: Exploring semantometrics

See also: Report of Experiments (PDF) Open Citations and Responsible Metrics (PDF) – Briefing note by Cameron Neylon, Curtin University Cameron Neylon’s comment on the experiment The HEFCE Metrics Tide Report has started a debate and proposed directions of travel for more responsible metrics. Our intention for what we called the ‘open citation experiment’ was to … Read more

Taking Responsibility: How an answer to research assessment might just be “42”

(a guest post from Cameron Neylon, Curtin University) in response to the open citations experiment In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a massive computer is created to give the answer to the ultimate question, of life the universe and everything. After ten million years of computing it gives its answer: ONE: Well? DEEP … Read more

Open Citations Experiment

The recent Metric Tide report proposed the notion of responsible metrics as a way of framing appropriate uses of quantitative indicators in the governance, management and assessment of research. One of the crucial dimensions of responsible metrics are transparent measurement systems. Data collection and analytical processes should be kept open and transparent (including university rankings), … Read more