October/November 2014

Boosting transparency

In September Louis Culot became chief executive officer of BioData, a Digital Science company. We ask him about convergence between experimental processes and research information

Acquisition opens up altmetrics options

It is nearly a year since EBSCO bought Plum Analytics. Sian Harris asks what has happened since the acquisition and what it means for the role of altmetrics in analysing research

A place for citation data

The topic of metrics for scholarly impact can seem highly polarised but there might be fewer tensions between traditional and alternative than there first appear, writes Sian Harris

Eyeing up the future

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a time when publishers and publisher services companies tend to showcase their latest developments and news and these are often in the area of publishing platforms. From shifts towards mobile devices and decisions about changing technology to trends in e-books and the launch of new database platforms, companies tell us about some of their latest trends

Bright future with library clouds

Sian Harris explores how the growth and improved accessibility of the cloud is presenting a wealth of exciting opportunities for research libraries

Debunking the MOOC myth

With hype waning for MOOCs and the backlash in full swing, what does the post-MOOC environment look like for higher education? Simon Linacre explores an increasingly complicated future of teaching, learning and research

Journal hijackers target science and open access

Hijacking of journal websites is a worrying side product of scholarly communication moving online and a topic that Iran-based journalist and researcher Mehrdad Jalalian is particularly concerned about. We asked him about the problem and how researchers and others can address the issue

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