Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members.
- Presentations from The First Virtual Altmetricon on all things Altmetric.
- Harry Lancaster writes up Maya Hristakeva’s talk about how Elsevier built their research article recommender system (Maya Hristakeva’s slides here).
“For the ScienceDirect article recommender, they use a lot of the platform usage data, but they also bring in data from Scopus and from Mendeley. On the Mendeley platform, they use a lot of the usage data from Mendeley, but also bring in Scopus reputation data, and they sometimes enrich it with usage data from ScienceDirect as well. How they combine data really depends on the effect they’re trying to achieve for users, and users differ between platforms, even if there’s overlap.”
- OpenAccessButton have created a series of guides to help authors to obtain an Author Accepted Manuscript from their journal submission system: Announcing Direct2AAM: Helping Authors Find Author Accepted Manuscripts
- The latest from California Digital Library, DataCite, Crossref, and Digital Science on a new organisational identifiers pilot: The ROR of the crowd: get involved!
- Charles Thiede, CEO of tech startup Zapnito (and former CPO of Nature Publishing Group, explores the theory of the innovator’s dilemma in Why is innovation a challenge for established publishers?
- Julie Posetti has written a new report asking if journalism overly obsessed with ‘bright, shiny things’? watch an interview with Lucas Graves, Research Director of the RISJ here.
“Journalism has become too obsessed with technology-led innovation, and must refocus on strategic approaches to audience engagement, storytelling, and business development, according to a new report”. You can watch Julie Posetti, interviewed by Lucas Graves, Research Director of the RISJ, here.