New Open Access Models and The Allocation of Author Roles: Can We Embed Equity Within an Unfair System?

Dr Alice Gibson considers how developments in open access publishing, including transformative agreements, have added to the complexity in equitable practices surrounding credit for authorship. Image Credit: Unsplash Author matters Following the launch of Plan S in 2018, there has been increasing awareness and discussion of the meaning and status of the role of a …

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Applications to join the LIS Bibliometrics Committee are now open! Image by pch.vector on Freepik We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join the LIS Bibliometrics Committee in the below positions. The Committee meets in quarterly online meetings, and in previous years we have met in person once a year (usually fixed around …

Use with caution! How automated citation recommendation tools may distort science

Rachel Miles summarizes a recently published journal article that cautions researchers on the use of automated citation recommendation tools, which are designed to help academic authors cite literature in the writing phase of their research project while potentially skipping crucial steps of searching, reviewing, and appraising literature. In an increasingly competitive academic environment, researchers are …

Results from the 2021 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey

The results of the seventh annual Responsible Metrics State of the Art survey are in! With a little delay on our usual schedule of publishing, please find below the summary of the results of both the 2021 survey and some reflection on the trends since the survey was first begun by the LIS Bibliometrics community …