Archive for the ‘Scholarly Societies’ Category

New Faculty Survey on Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

A recent survey of faculty at the University of Toronto assessed their awareness, attitudes, and practices when it comes to scholarly communication.  Results are compared with a 2007 survey of UC faculty.

Journals to Begin Archiving Data

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Societies owning or sponsoring a number of important scholarly journals in the sciences have decided to place data in open archives.  The American Naturalist announces in its February issue that data supporting its published articles will be preserved and made publicly available.  This will also be the case for data supporting articles that appear in Evolution, the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Heredity, and other major journals in evolution and ecology.

Open access gaining societies’ support

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Library Journal reported the results of a recent survey conducted by the publisher SAGE showing that attitudes are changing among scholarly societies regarding open access.  Though still concerned about how it will impact revenue, respondents were optimistic about its potential benefits, including increasing readership of journals.