Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members.
- John Sack reflects on some of the key moments during his time in the publishing industry.
- Karen Shashok and Valerie Matarese write about Post-publication peer review in biomedical journals and suggest ways in which journals could make PPPR easier. In Beyond #FakeScience Lambert Heller argues that transparency is the best remedy for the harm caused by predatory publishing practices; when openness of peer review becomes a default, publishers would have a hard time faking it.
- Joao Peres, Senior Product & UX Manager, F1000Workspace, runs through the platform’s new features including the ability to annotate articles.
- More from Sally Rumsey about article sharing from the researcher perspective.
- The Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development aims to agree on a broad, international strategy for the implementation of open scholarship that meets the needs of different national and regional communities but works globally.
- Bernard Marr in a post sponsored by Elsevier on “the amazing digital transformation of Elsevier from publisher to tech company”
“How do we give people the information they need to help them make the best decisions? To really help clinicians enhance lives, and help scientists make breakthroughs, rather than just give them stuff to read.”
- On a similar theme Hearst Business Media’s Rich Malloch Talks Machine Learning, Data & Culture in an older article from 2016.
- Dr James Rudd and Greg Jones from The British Heart Foundation discuss why it’s important and beneficial to engage both with the public and the media if you are doing cardiovascular research.
- More consolidation within the publishing industry. The acquisition of Aries gives Elsevier access to a phenomenal amount of peer review/reviewer data:
— Roger C. Schonfeld (@rschon) August 2, 2018
- BMJ’s Prashant Mishra on research output, continuous medical education, and clinical decision support systems in “Healthcare Radius” (page 24 & 25).
- Martin Hamilton, a futurist at JISC shares his thoughts on the future of technology in education as part of the Open University’s #TomorrowsEd series
Product Management & innovation
- Reuters new app focuses on total time spent. “If we’re doing our job well — which is to inform people to make better business decisions — then they don’t need to read five pieces of content to do that,” said Isaac Showman, managing director of Reuters Consumer. “This will impact our pageview numbers but ultimately it will drive better engagement.”
- Denise Law writes about How The Economist builds digital products
- Tim Harford from The FT has a nice short article about why ARPA was so effective.
- The creative team at JSTOR have come up with some downloadable colouring pages to celebrate #NationalColoringBookDay #awesome !!!
OH YAY, it’s #NationalColoringBookDay! You can download coloring pages from JSTOR (featuring the OG JSTOR logo) here – just scroll to the bottom of the page! https://t.co/BTLHZg8ckz pic.twitter.com/mC2D13nPN5
— JSTOR (@JSTOR) August 2, 2018