HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

The 2016 Fall HighWire Publishers’ Meeting took place this past September in Washington DC, bringing together representatives from publishers across the spectrum of scholarly communications for three days of presentation and discussion. One of the highlights was a panel – ‘The Many Pragmatic Uses of Impact Vizor’ – where three publishers presented ways in which Impact Vizor has been used to answer questions about their journal program and make more informed strategic decisions. Continue reading

CSE & SSP 2016: a Brief Comparison of Scholarly Publishing’s Big US Meetings

For many years I’ve attended both the CSE and SSP Annual Meetings – not both meetings every year, but very often I’ve attended each of them. And anyone who has done this duathlon knows that they are very close together on the calendar. That being said, they are, without question, very worth the time, energy and resources devoted to attendance. Given that these two meetings occurred only a couple of weeks ago, or in other words, we’ve just emerged from what a good friend of mine from within scholarly publishing refers to as “deb season”, I thought it would be nice to do a brief reflection and a bit of a compare and contrast. Continue reading
Augmented Intelligence in Scholarly Communication: The Machine as Reader

Augmented Intelligence in Scholarly Communication: The Machine as Reader

This past January I was in Berlin for APE 2016 (“Academic Publishing in Europe”). I was both a keynote speaker, and a first time attendee.   Several others have blogged summarizing the meeting (Kent Anderson of Caldera Publishing Solutions has two posts, on Day 1 and Day 2; Fiona Murphy of Maverick has blogged for ALPSP on the meeting).   There was a lively twitter flow, under the hashtag #APE2016.   It was an excellent meeting for looking at both challenges and opportunities out well into the future.   The perspectives on challenges and opportunities are different in Europe from in the US – perhaps surprising because scholarship and publishing are so internationalized.   I look forward to the presentation videos being posted!  [Update: the videos are now posted to the APE2016 videos page.]

My keynote, “Friction in the Workflow: Where are we Generating More Heat than Light?”, covers a wide range of friction-producing challenges that researchers hit in moving through today’s researcher workflow: Continue reading