October 7, 2015 – The October issue of Learned Publishing is now out – and it’s a bumper one to see you through the end of the year.
With almost too many articles to write about, I’d like to tempt you with a listing that includes an analysis of UK learned society reliance on publication income, a historical overview of the online BMJ, overviews of current day publishing in Malaysia and Czechoslovakia, an evaluation of bilingual publishing, and a look at book editors in the humanities and social sciences.
For those interested in new initiatives we have an article describing a crowdsourcing library publishing model, and another on the work of the CASRAI working group investigating ways to recognise and reward peer review activity. The needs of researchers are also considered in a paper asking if open access has been taken over by commercial and organisation interests at the expense of the researcher needs, and for those interested in how to improve communication we have articles on user experience methodology and access management.
I hope there is something in this issue to tempt everyone – and if you have any comments on what you read, please do send them to me – in this issue we also have a letter (or rather, email) to the editor about the July editorial – worth reading.
Learned Publishing Volume 28 No 4 October 2015 www.learned-publishing.org
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Editorial: Recognizing roles and contributions
By Judy Luther
Journal publishing models in the Czech Republic
By Ladislava Zbiejczuk Suchá, and Jela Steinerová
In competition with ISI: the perceptions of chief editors of Malaysian local journals
By Nahid Bayat Bodaghi, S.A. Sanni and A.N. Zainab
Book editors in the social sciences and humanities: an analysis of publication and collaboration patterns of established researchers in Flanders
By Truyken L.B. Ossenblok, Raf Guns, and Mike Thelwall
On shifting sands: assessing the financial sustainability of UK learned societies
By Rob Johnson and Mattia Fosci
Experiences with bilingual publishing: surveys of authors and editors
By Elke Bartholomäus, Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, Meike Sewering, and Christopher Baethge
Access management: the overlooked but critical enabler
By Tim Lloyd
Reveal Digital: an open access model empowering libraries to become publishers
By Peggy Glahn
The BMJ online: lessons from a 20-year digital presence
By David Payne
Data exchange standards to support and acknowledge peer-review activity
By Laura Dorival Paglione and Rebecca Naomi Lawrence
User experience methodology: from the physical to the emotional
By Owen Priestley
Open access – the rise and fall of a community-driven model of scientific communication
By Joachim Schöpfel
On the dead link issue in academic papers
By Guillaume Cabanac
New ways of building, showcasing, and measuring scholarly reputation
By David Nicholas, Eti Herman, Hamid Jamali, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Tom Dobrowolski, and Stephanie Pouchot