Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- Ed Pentz from Crossref on Crossref’s busy year with updates about Metadata Plus, Event Data, Organization IDs, Grant IDs and Metadata 2020
- Director of software engineering Tom Perry explains the advantages of containers and microservices in From ESB to OpenShift: Elsevier’s infrastructure has evolved as its business model changes
- Phil Jones writes about steps towards shared infrastructure for scholarly communication in Scholarly Kitchen.
- BMC, the first publisher to openly post named peer reviewer reports alongside articles, is announcing the launch of a formal portable peer review policy on BMC Biology. The policy aims to speed up the peer review process and decrease waste in publishing.
- Frontiers announced that its peer review process now incorporates AI technology to safeguard both manuscript and peer-review quality more efficiently and keep pace with ever-growing submissions. “AIRA assists editors, reviewers and internal teams by analyzing, interpreting and communicating the quality of submitted manuscripts and the review process, as well as suggesting actions and identifying potential reviewers. “
- Jon Brock and Australian cancer researcher Glenn Begley talk about reproducibility and the meaning of failure in science in “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity”
- ScienceOpen discuss Open Science and ask if the future is already here?
- UC3 on why they are failing to move the needle on the adoption of data publishing because they aren’t listening to researchers and why they can’t succeed alone.
- Thomas Steenburgh, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, asks why is it so hard to Why It’s So Hard to Sell New Products ?
- The latest Future Today Institute review and predictions
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