Category: News

On-Line Journal Publishes Article Authored by Characters from “The Simpsons”

Would you like to be published in the same journal that accepted a manuscript written by "Margaret Simpson" and "Edna Krabappel"? If those names sound familiar, it's not because they're distinguished researchers. They're not. They're not even real people. They're characters on the long-running evening cartoon situation comedy The Simpsons. But the "editors" of an … Continue reading On-Line Journal Publishes Article Authored by Characters from “The Simpsons”

Predatory Publishing: It’s a Jungle Out There in the Wild West

OK, so I’m mixing metaphors here, but the new landscape of online publications does invite both the image of the predatory jungle ("Nature, red in tooth and claw," as the poet Tennyson wrote) and the lawless American frontier West. Compliments of Edie Brous, nurse attorney—EdieBrous.com—a compilation of recent reports on predatory open-access journals and scholarly … Continue reading Predatory Publishing: It’s a Jungle Out There in the Wild West

Warning: Predatory Publishers Gone Phishing

Reported today by Jeffrey Beall on the ScholarlyOA web site, a scam involving predatory open-access publishers posing as a distinguished publisher (e.g., Elsevier): http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/05/08/scholarly-publishing-phishing-attempts-noted/ "Phishing" is the practice of attempting to secure information by posing as a reputable entity. In this case, the "phishers" do not direct you to the legitimate web site of the … Continue reading Warning: Predatory Publishers Gone Phishing

Press Director on Scientific Integrity and Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen interviews Mike Rossner, retiring director of Rockefeller University Press, on scientific integrity, making research data publicly available and routes to open access. The interview is open access on the blog site:  http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013/07/11/interview-with-mike-rossner-on-scientific-integrity-making-research-data-publicly-available-and-routes-to-open-access/    

Article: Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing

Smith, D. R., &  Hazelton, M. (2008). Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing.  Nursing & Health Sciences,  10(4),  260-265. Abstract: Bibliometric research has risen in popularity during recent years and an increasing number of investigations now have examined the nursing literature. Our article provides a comprehensive overview of citation-based research in the nursing profession, as well as a discussion of … Continue reading Article: Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing

Research citation analysis of nursing academics in Canada: Identifying success indicators

Hack, T. T., Crooks, D., Plohman, J., & Kepron, e. (2010) Research citation analysis of nursing academics in Canada: identifying success indicators. Journal of Advanced Nursing 66(11), 2542-2549. Abstract: Aim. This article is a report of a citation analysis of research publications by Canadian nursing academics. Background. Citation analysis can yield objective criteria for assessing the value of published research … Continue reading Research citation analysis of nursing academics in Canada: Identifying success indicators

Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable

Newly published article of interest to nurse researchers: Brody, S. (2013). Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable. Scientometrics, 96, 255–257. DOI 10.1007/s11192-012-0863-x Abstract A recent critique of the use of journal impact factors (IF) by Vanclay noted imprecision and misuses of IF. However, the substantial alternatives he suggested offer no clear improvement over IF as a … Continue reading Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable

Chronicle: Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors

Reported today in the Chronicle of Higher Education: More than 150 researchers and 75 scientific groups issued a declaration on Thursday against the widespread use of journal "impact factors," blaming the practice for dangerous distortions in financing and hiring in science. The impact factor "has a number of well-documented deficiencies as a tool for research assessment," the scientists said … Continue reading Chronicle: Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors