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EthicsWebinarMarch2014

Ethics and Responsibilities

March 18, 2014

Speakers:
  • Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, Elsevier
  • Christiaan Van Vliet, Company Counsel, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Elsevier offers many resources to support you if you encounter publishing ethics issues in your role as editor.

This webinar contains live presentations and discussions on Elsevier’s Publishing Ethics program – including a demo of CrossCheck/iThenticate – and a Q&A with Elsevier’s Publishing Services Director Catriona Fennell & Elsevier’s Counsel, Christiaan Van Vliet.


Traditional journal bibliometrics meets newcomer altmetrics

Traditional journal bibliometrics meets newcomer altmetrics

June 11, 2013

Speakers:
  • Paul Groth, Assistant Professor, Web & Media Group, VU University of Amsterdam
  • Mike Taylor, Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs
  • Sweitze Roffel, Sr. Publisher, Computer Sciences, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Short for ‘alternative metrics’, these article-level metrics go beyond traditional citation-based indicators. They integrate data on web content consumption such as HTML page views, PDF downloads, social usage, (e.g. tweets and Facebook comments), to give a broader picture of the impact of scholarly content.

Altmetrics is a movement that Elsevier is fully engaged with. Last year, Scopus launched “Altmetric.com for Scopus,” to track mentions of papers across social media sites, science blogs, media outlets, and reference managers.

But why is it important for your journal? What are the correlations between traditional bibliometrics vs. article altmetrics?

Our expert panel: Paul Groth (Assistant Professor, Web & Media Group, VU University of Amsterdam), Mike Taylor (Technology Research Specialist, Elsevier LABS) and Sweitze Roffel (Publisher, Computer Science, Elsevier) host an open debate on this exciting topic.

  • Wondering what article metrics actually means for you as a journal editor? What does it really measure? We’ll tell you…
  • Understand the correlation between altmetrics and traditional bibliometrics and how to ensure the metrics remain meaningful.
  • We’ll show you exactly how these metrics work and how you can get involved as a journal editor. 

Understanding ethics policy

Publishing ethics – how Elsevier can help

May 28, 2013

Speakers:
  • Linda Lavelle General Counsel, Legal, Elsevier
  • Laura Schmidt, Publisher, Mathematics Journals, Elsevier
  • Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Elsevier offers many resources to fully support you, should you encounter any publishing ethics issues in your role as editor. 

This webinar contains advice on interpreting CrossCheck reports and Elsevier’s General Counsel, Linda Lavelle, answers editors’ questions.


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Webinar: Article of the Future and the Interactive Map viewer on ScienceDirect

October 3, 2012

Speakers:

 

  • Dr C. Özgen Karacan, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Coal Geology
  • Dr Daniel Pastor Galán, Geologist
  • Dr Hylke Koers, Content Innovation Manager, Elsevier

 

Of interest to: Journal editors and authors, particularly in social sciences and earth and planetary sciences fields
Archive views to date: 145+
Average feedback: 4.1 out of 5

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Research output in the digital age is more than text and images: computer code, data, multimedia, and domain-specific data formats are increasingly important elements of the scientific record. Supporting researchers to disseminate this work calls for solutions that go beyond the traditional print or PDF medium. Elsevier has been a pioneer in this space with projects like the Article of the Future and SciVerse Applications that leverage modern web technologies to enhance online publications.

For the author who wishes to display geospatial data in an interactive manner and the editor who wishes to provide this functionality via their journal, this webinar will cover:

1.       Article of the Future – a new online article format that allows researchers to express their work in its full (digital) breadth

2.       Interactive Map viewer- this tool allows authors to upload KML/KMZ files with geospatial data to be displayed in an interactive Google Maps viewer integrated into their online article

3.       Added value to researchers and editors and what authors need to do to make optimal use of this feature

We invite you to submit your thoughts or questions during the registration process so that we can address as many of these as possible. Are you familiar with Geographical Information Systems (like Google Earth) to organize your data? Do you have best practices to share with your peers? If you have submitted KML/KMZ files with your article, how was your experience? How do you think interactive maps can be useful for readers and for the peer-review process? During the webinar, there will be a live Q&A session so we encourage you to add your perspective to this discussion.


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What does ‘Open Access’ mean to you and your research community?

December 8, 2011

Speakers:
  • Alicia Wise,  Director Universal Access
  • Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President, Global Academic Relations

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers
Archive views to date: 180+
Average feedback: 3.3 out of 5

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Did you know that 93% of University researchers report1 that access to journal articles is ‘easy or very easy’? Yet only 70% of researchers in small businesses can report the same. Access to journals is 14th on researchers’ list of concerns (lack of funding is number one; too much paperwork is number five). We also know that journal articles are the easiest form of research content to access, while being the most important according to researchers. Why then is access such a hot topic?

‘Open Access’ is a widely used umbrella term that covers a number of different initiatives, models, motivations, and objectives. The term ‘Universal access’ is Elsevier’s vision to enable the broadest possible access to quality research content in ways that meet needs sustainably. We are open to any business model that helps us achieve this vision, and believe that a viable information ecology requires a diverse mix of funding models. This means benefits and costs are spread equitably across stakeholders.

Join us fvor a live discussion on the publishing models and initiatives currently shaping the ‘access’ question. Tell us what you think about the quality of open access published research and what you see within your own research community. There is still work to be done to close access gaps, and Elsevier is committed to doing this in sustainable ways – as editors you are a key stakeholder in this discussion.


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A Discussion on How to Improve Journal Performance

September 22, 2011

Speakers:
  • Andrew Plume, Associate Director – Scientometrics & Market Analysis
  • Professor GJ Laurent, PhD, FRCP(Hon), FRCPath. FMedSciDirector, Centre for Respiratory Research, University College London
  • Anne Kitson, Elsevier Senior Vice President of Life Sciences

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers
Archive views to date: 310+
Average feedback: 4.4 out of 5

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Love it or loathe it the journal Impact Factor remains a consistent and widely used benchmark by authors to decide which journal to submit their manuscript to. Eagerly awaited and diligently scrutinized by journal editors, publishers and published (or prospective) authors, the Impact Factor has become one of the most dominant measurements of journal quality.  But it doesn’t come without shortcomings and whilst we recognize the Impact Factor at Elsevier, we also nurture the idea of using other indicators of journal performance for a multi-dimensional perspective.

Furthermore, as the gatekeepers of research, your role as journal editors stands central to the discussion on journal performance and measures. The decisions and actions you take are pivotal to improving journal quality. Join us for a live discussion where we will focus on three key points:

  1. Examining data and indicators used to measure the performance of a journal, and how to build the bigger picture.
  2. Real-life experience from an Elsevier journal editor on how to improve journal quality and attract the best manuscripts in the field.
  3. Additional perspectives and tips from Elsevier on ways to improve your journal performance.

We invite you to submit your thoughts or questions during the registration process. We hope to address as many of these as possible. Share with us your experience of journal quality measurement either as an editor or as an author. Perhaps tell us how you feel about the importance of publication speeds and rejection rates and how they can be improved. Share your thoughts on the role that Elsevier and other publishers play in this important discussion. During the webinar, there will be a dedicated open Q&A session so we encourage you to add your perspective during the registration process and the live event itself.


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Rethink the Way You Publish – Benefits of Participating in the Genetics Editorial Community

September 15, 2011

Speakers:
  • Andre van Wijnen, Editor-in-Chief, GENE
  • Bart Wacek, Executive Publisher Life Sciences

Of interest to: Authors (key), additionally journal editors and reviewers
Archive views to date: 160+
Average feedback: 4.3 out of 5

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The scientific publishing world is witnessing rapid change, especially in the speed-of-light world of genetics and genomics.

You are invited to join Professor Andre van Wijnen, Editor-in-Chief of GENE and Bart Wacek, Publisher (Elsevier), together with the wider genetics community to discuss how authors, reviewers, and editors can not only benefit from, but contribute to, the editorial process.

This webinar will feature Professor Andre van Wijnen whose experiences as a fellow author, reviewer and editor have led him to rethink the way people publish in his journal. He will explain how a re-launch of GENE will better meet the needs of the changing genetics community by introducing:

• Platforms for rapid paper submission and review
• Manuscript transfers between journals
• Reviews that focus less on rejections and more on retention

Bart Wacek will also give us a brief glimpse into the future with some of the latest developments designed to help authors disseminate their research.

This is a unique opportunity to discuss your publishing questions during an open question and answer session, hear from your community and help to shape the way you will be publishing in the future.


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A 20:20 Vision on the Future of Peer Review

April 14, 2011

Speakers:
  • Philippe Terheggen, Senior Vice President S&T Journals
  • Adrian Mulligan, Associate Director of Research
  • Dr Michael Curtis, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers
Archive views to date: 845+
Average feedback: 4.4 out of 5

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32% of researchers believe the current peer review system is the best we can achieve.* But what about the other 68%?

In the last few years many editors have experienced a growth in the number of submissions. At the same time, a number of editors indicate that they have found it difficult to find qualified reviewers, which is putting pressure on the peer review process. This trend combined with a number of stories in the media has lead to some discussion around the traditional peer review system vs. emerging models.  Some journals are piloting ‘’radical’’ changes such as full access to reviewers’ reports to all readers; the skipping of a second review round; or sharing review reports between a cluster of journals, saving precious time.

So what are the pain points in peer review? What improvements in peer review have been tried by editors and publishers?  Which areas of peer review innovation should Elsevier focus on?

In this webinar we would like to address three key points of discussion:

  • The perceived purpose and value of peer review
  • The impact of the peer review system on you as an editor and what role Elsevier can play to overcome challenges
  • Current thoughts and initiatives surrounding peer review.

Join us to discuss these issues and take part in an open debate on peer review. We invite you to submit your thoughts or questions during the registration process so that we can endeavor to address as many of these as possible. During the webinar, there will be a dedicated open Q&A session so we encourage you to add your perspective to this important discussion.

*http://www.publishingresearch.net/PeerReview.htm


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Cultivating Women Scientists in the Next Generation

September 21, 2010

Speakers:
  • David A Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation and SVP Global Communications
  • Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
  • Dr Donna J Dean, Former Senior Science Advisor with Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers
Archive views to date: 800+
Average feedback: 5 out of 5

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Research professionals are in great demand in industry and academia. But while the proportion of women in the Science, Technology and Medical (STM) fields has grown steadily, women still hold no more than 15% of the full professorships in both the US and Europe – and the participation of women scholars as authors and on editorial boards reflects a similar imbalance. Where does this across-the-board gender gap come from? How do different family roles and responsibilities factor in? What are different players in the STM community doing to address the gap?

During the past five years the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars program has focused on fighting attrition in the academic pipeline by supporting early career researchers with travel and childcare grants, mentorship programs, work-life satisfaction workshops, campus-wide lactation space and dual career relocation services. But what else can Elsevier and the STM community do?

Join us on September 21st for a discussion with David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation, Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and Donna Dean, past president of AWIS and senior scientific advisor and advocate for underrepresented groups in science and engineering to discuss three burning questions:

  • What is the greatest obstacle to career development for dual career couples?
  • What role can editors play to close the gender gap?
  • What can your journal proactively do to support the careers of women in research and academia?

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Short Communications

  • The road to open access – an editor’s story

    US-based editor, Marion Broome, has written an editorial about open access and what it means for her journal. Learn more

  • How small changes can influence reviewer behavior

    Discover the lessons learnt during a reviewer experiment on the Journal of Public Economics. Learn more

  • Establishing new revision times for Elsevier journals

    New reviewer and revision deadlines have been established for a number of Elsevier journals. Find out why. Learn more

  • Postdoc Free Access Programme: Back by popular demand

    The return of the Postdoc Free Access Programme will help young scholars stay current in their field - even in an uncertain job market. Learn more

  • Maintaining the quality of Scopus content – a Board member’s view

    Learn more about the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board and opportunities for you to become involved. Learn more

  • Research Highlights app makes it easy to keep tabs on new research

    New app allows researchers to create a personalized feed of articles based on keywords, journals, and authors Learn more

  • University College London and Elsevier launch UCL Big Data Institute

    Collaboration will enable researchers to explore ideas for applying new technologies and analytics to scholarly content and data. Learn more

  • Altmetric pilots help Elsevier authors understand the impact of their articles

    The colorful altmetric donut used to indicate an article's impact in news and social media is now featured on various journal homepages and ScienceDirect Learn more

  • Omics Comics

    An ode to omics penned by Dr Gad Gilad, Editorial Board member of International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. Learn more

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