Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- Firstly we’re going to blow our own trumpet, read more about How Scholarcy partnered with BMJ to further I4OC to unlocking 100 years of scientific papers.
- Awesome series of tweets from The University of Manchester Library about how they promote open access papers posted in their Open Access Gateway repository. [H/T:@aarontay]
- Also from Manchester University, Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology, explores the hidden world of prestige, profits and piracy that lurks behind scientific journals on BBC Sounds.
- Vee Rogacheva writes about Tech trends which will change academic publishing in 2019 with an interesting, and not often discussed focus on user centered design.
- Interesting analysis from Aaron Tay of downloads of chrome extensions to access to content:
- A new blog, Scholarly Communication Analytics, analyses Unpaywall data with Google BigQuery and to find the extent of open access status information in Unpaywall and how this information can be utilized for bibliometric research.
ResearchGate has been granted a U.S. Patent for “Linking Documents Using Citations” (link to InfoDocket):
- Ashley Carman on how $100 million podcasting startup, Luminary, got its launch marketing wrong. Note: BMJ’s podcasts are available on Luminary if you want to try the app.
- Peter High interviews Shailesh Prakash about how The Washington Post Made Its Publishing Platform A Revenue Driver.
- Death by PowerPoint: the slide that killed seven people on why clearly communicating information is important [H/T:@nj_lee]
- Find out how much carbon dioxide your website produces using this website carbon calculator?