A Group of Publishers and Scholarly Communications Organizations Launch Initiative to “Ensure a Rapid, Efficient, Yet Responsible Review Of Covid-19 Content”
According to infoDOCKET “Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize the efficiency of peer review, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible.
The group of publishers and scholarly communications organizations — initially comprising eLife, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, F1000 Research, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science, and PREreview — is working on initiatives and standards to speed up the review process while ensuring rigor and reproducibility remain paramount…”
Research Data Alliance (RDA) Announces First Release of COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines, Comments Welcome
infoDOCKET also reports that “in response to a direct request from the European Commission, one of the RDA funding agencies, the RDA community answered a call to action at the end of March 2020 and set up an RDA (COVID-19) Working group, with 5 sub-groups focusing on essential thematic areas: Clinical, Community Participation, Epidemiology, Omics, and Social Sciences…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Digital Science’s ReadCube, in collaboration with leading publishers, is announcing the launch of a new initiative to facilitate access to literature related to COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Research Pass (CRP) programme provides direct access to over 26 million articles and is available to anyone studying or writing about COVID-19…”
Clarivate adds open access data to Journal Citation Reports increasing transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Clarivate Analytics has announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing. Journal Citation Reports is an annual journal report from the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-independent global citation database…”
According to the Library of Congress “the papers of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Chester Alan Arthur and William McKinley have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. These papers can be accessed both at the loc.gov website and on the new LOC Collections mobile app…”
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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.