Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- The Wiley Network announce the launch of a new pilot: free format submission in How to Bypass Your Article Formatting Headaches
- Jo McShea rounds up the 50th annual STM conference, held last week in Frankfurt in Research News.
- Max Bergmann, Kathrin Ganz, Maike Neufend and HIIG researcher Marcel Wrzesinski, discuss APCs and bibliodiversity in Open access futures: time to push for scholar-led publishing
- Jonathan Fine has an excellent write up of last week’s London Scholarly Tech Meetup.
- The Elsevier Research 2030 podcast with Michiel Kolman interviews Kent Anderson of Caldera Publishing, who believes we are living through one of the most confusing times in the information space.
- Loving this description of various metadata services:
— kim correa (@kiimpulsively) November 28, 2019
Rupert Murdoch and try your hand at being a troll
- The Sun King by David Dimbleby is a fascinating listen that reveals how Murdoch built his empire. The series examines his war on the print unions, the phone-hacking scandal and his relationships with political leaders, from his lunch at Chequers with Margaret Thatcher in 1981 while he was trying to buy The Times, to the role of Fox News in the election of Donald Trump.
- The Troll Factory is fun.Try your hand at growing your influence on social media — by whatever means necessary. How many people can you reel in?
- Here’s what Russia’s 2020 disinformation operations look like, according to Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren, two experts on social media and propaganda in Rolling Stone.
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) November 29, 2019