Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- Wolters Kluwer, Health has launched the Audio Digest Multi-Specialty CME Collection, which gives clinicians streamlined access to lectures on relevant topics beyond their domains of expertise. “The playlists have been curated for physicians in four specialties – family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine and anesthesiology –providing valuable cross-specialty perspectives and knowledge for integrated care teams.”
- Researched and written by Newhouse School students under the auspices of the Newhouse Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, the “Media-Nxt” report explores six emerging media technologies that are disrupting the media industry: Synthetic Influencers, Live Social Streaming, Hearables, Content Authentication, Emotion-Detecting Technology and New Media Devices.
- Nursing, medical, and behavioral sciences publisher, Springer Publishing Company has moved it’s journal portfolio to ScholarOne
- Craig Jurney, Chief Solutions Architect at HighWire describes how they are using Kafka message bus.
- Interesting piece of analysis by Björn Brembs about the cost of APC driven open access
- Jafar Kolahi, et al. have mapped the Cochrane systematic reviews receiving the most altmetric attention and includes various interesting bits of data including: “altmetric score do not correlate with citations (r=0.15) (Figure 7), it does correlate with policy document mentions (r=0.61).”
- Also on the topic of Altmetrics, Phaedra E. Cress et al. have done an analysis of Social Media Promotion, Gaming, and Ethics in Academic Publishing. “This report shows that the use of social media and targeted engagement strategies in academic publishing can have significant effects on an article’s digital impact, and added benefits for journals such
as improved author and brand loyalty.”
- The average scientific paper takes researchers around 14 hours to format according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. Commentary by Jon Brock in Nature Index and Kent Anderson in The Geyser.
- An older article by still interesting, the Center for Media Engagement write about 10 things they learned in 2018 about keeping users on a website.