About us | About Scoope | Contact us

 Sponsor Links
| Articles | White Papers | Presentations 

Articles                                                                                                  TOP

Journal editors propose detailed disclosure form for authors

An influential group of medical journal editors in October announced a new, more probing conflict-of-interest disclosure form that it hopes will become the industry standard. The effort comes in response to criticism that medical journals have failed to properly inform their readers about authors' financial relationships with industry....
Click here

Reprints: An Interesting Way of Looking at Sharing Science-Related PDFs

One of the things I can't stand about non-open access publishers is that federally-funded scientific results (federally subsidized in multiple ways) are locked behind a publisher's for-profit firewall. Given the high prices of journals and universities' need to cut expenditures, library budgets are getting slashed.....
Click here

Is open-access journal publishing a vanity publishing industry?

Open-access journal publishing has been criticised on a whole range of grounds as being unsustainable, unfair, or ineffective. Perhaps the starkest criticism is that open-access journals amount to a vanity publishing industry, and will exhibit a "race to the bottom" in which journals compete to lower editorial standards to capture the revenue for publishing articles. This article looks at if open-access journal publishing is prone to the problems of a vanity press?
Click here

Analysing the Global Ranking of Publishers

The book industry has completely reoriented itself within just a few years when it comes to handing "professional information" (which includes STM, science, journals, and a lot of other pragmatically useful content). In this article publishing consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart analysis the latest ranking, focusing on how the changing dynamics between the professional/science, education and trade sectors have have affected this year's ranking.
Click here

STM Publishers Face Some Old, Some New Challenges, Especially the Bugaboo of "Free"

This article by Richard Lampert is a 30-year veteran of the STM publishing industry, CEO of The Lampert Consultancy, looks at some existing and new challenges facing the STM publishing industry. According to the article, the STM publishing industry faces unique challenges. To begin with, authors are scientists, engineers, and doctors rather than writers. They are largely indifferent to the niceties of language, not to mention production procedures or deadlines.
Click here

For banner ads click here