New Data: “Science and Engineering Publication Output Trends: 2017 Shows U.S. Output Level Slightly Below That of China but the United States Maintains Lead with Highly Cited Publications”
Citing the National Science Foundation infoDOCKET reports that “publication output in peer-reviewed science and engineering (S&E) journals, books, and conference proceedings serves as an indicator of scientific research activity. New data show that worldwide S&E publication output continues to grow, reaching 2.4 million in 2017, with the United States and China being the two largest producers in 2017 (17% and 19% of the world total). When counted together, the European Union (EU) countries (at 26%) produced more S&E publication output than the United States or China…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “today cOAlition S releases revised guidance on Plan S implementation which has been approved by all coalition members. “Plan S is a bold step forward which the European Commission, along with a growing number of national funders, is committed to implement” explained Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation…”
According to Library Technology Guides “OCLC and Springshare have signed an agreement to transfer the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative and all active QuestionPoint subscriptions to Springshare, a recognized leader in the development of reference software for libraries worldwide…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “academic publisher Cambridge University Press will now make ORCID identifiers (iDs) a requirement for 127 of its journals, in order to better link researchers with their work. ORCID is a not-for-profit organisation that provides researchers with unique, persistent digital identifiers that they can use in linking their activities across the research ecosystem…”
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.