Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. Check back every Friday for a new post.
- Reviewing repository discoverability: approaches to improving repository visibility and web impact
How Strathprints, the University of Strathclyde institutional repository improved web visibility and user engagement, thereby improving usage.
- Extending Research Data Support to the whole community
SpringerNature are editing and enhancing metadata about submitted data and files (such as titles, authors, keywords and descriptions), check file integrity, check for potentially sensitive information, and for consistency with associated manuscripts where applicable.
- Three Decades of Peer Review Congresses
Good round up from the Peer Review Congress that JAMA and The BMJ co-hosted in September
- Why Rupert Murdoch’s quest to get Facebook to pay media companies is wrong in every way
“You’ve got entities profiting from publishers’ content, so from an intellectual and philosophical standpoint it’s a fair argument,” Shah told Business Insider. “But history suggests that none of these guys will pay. And history suggests publishers aren’t willing to remove themselves from these traffic sources.”
- Understanding the implications of Open Citations – how far along are we?
Aaron Tay takes us on a useful tour of the open citations space.
- 2017 – That was the year that was
Round up from @CamOpenAccess
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