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Published on September 8, 2008

Author: billwadecdu

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Thinking through issues about online publishing, digital identity and the established world or research and academic promotion.
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Online Publishing & the Blogosphere If it isn’t online, it doesn’t exist Research Retreat 2008, CDU Bill Wade, Faculty LBA, SCAH (available online at www.slideshare.net/billwadecdu or email bill.wade@cdu.edu.au)

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AuseAccess claims … There is now considerable evidence that making a refereed publication openly accessible on the Internet (whether on a personal website (or blog – emphasis mine) , an institutional website or an OAI-compliant institutional repository) increases the research impact of the publication.

There is now considerable evidence that making a refereed publication openly accessible on the Internet (whether on a personal website (or blog – emphasis mine) , an institutional website or an OAI-compliant institutional repository) increases the research impact of the publication.

Dermatology Online Journal Credibility is earned by consistent performance and quality of peer reviewed articles; no journal that is exclusively online has existed long enough to earn that. Source http://dermatology.cdlib.org/DOJvol5num2/editorials/fleckman.html viewed Sept 5, 2008

Credibility is earned by consistent performance and quality of peer reviewed articles; no journal that is exclusively online has existed long enough to earn that.

Harley et al. (2007) Perceptions of electronic-only publications are frequently negative because those venues are considered to lack strong peer review and are, consequently, believed to be of relatively lower quality. Source http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.204 viewed Sept 5, 2008

Perceptions of electronic-only publications are frequently negative because those venues are considered to lack strong peer review and are, consequently, believed to be of relatively lower quality.

Harley et al. (2007) Too much reliance on informal “publishing” such as blogs, at the expense of publishing in more traditional outlets, can have a negative effect on tenure and promotion in some fields. Source http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.204 viewed Sept 5, 2008

Too much reliance on informal “publishing” such as blogs, at the expense of publishing in more traditional outlets, can have a negative effect on tenure and promotion in some fields.

Harley et al. (2007) Others expressed fear that scholarly work placed in open-access media could be “stolen.” Many faculty utilize scholarly material through new modes of communication and publication, but for the last stage of scholarly practice … they relied on traditional publishing formats. Source http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.204 viewed Sept 5, 2008

Others expressed fear that scholarly work placed in open-access media could be “stolen.”

Many faculty utilize scholarly material through new modes of communication and publication, but for the last stage of scholarly practice … they relied on traditional publishing formats.

Harley et al. (2007) Online publishing advantages include: the ability to reach a larger audience, ease of access by readers, more rapid publication even when peer reviewed, the ability to search within and across texts, and the opportunity to make use of hyperlinks. Source http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.204 viewed Sept 5, 2008

Online publishing advantages include:

the ability to reach a larger audience,

ease of access by readers,

more rapid publication even when peer reviewed,

the ability to search within and across texts, and

the opportunity to make use of hyperlinks.

Nature.com - Peer Review Debate But now a new kind of peer review is emerging online, outside the scientific community, and it's worth asking if there are lessons for science. Source http://www.nature.com/nature/peerreview/debate/nature04992.html viewed Sept 5, 2008

But now a new kind of peer review is emerging online, outside the scientific community, and it's worth asking if there are lessons for science.

ePrints & Australian Uptake An ePrint is an electronically published research paper. ePrints can be pre-prints or post-prints. Who is making use of ePrints?   http://www.library.uq.edu.au/database/eprints.html

An ePrint is an electronically published research paper.

ePrints can be pre-prints or post-prints.

Who is making use of ePrints?

 

http://www.library.uq.edu.au/database/eprints.html

National Library of Australia The Library’s objective is to establish ‘new ways of collecting, sharing, recording, disseminating and preserving knowledge’. We want ‘to ensure our relevance in a rapidly changing world, [by participating] in new online communities’. Open access journal publishing trial, called Open Publish. Source http://www.nla.gov.au/nla/staffpaper/2006/documents/BGraham_Info-online-2007.pdf viewed Sept 5, 2008

The Library’s objective is to establish ‘new ways of collecting, sharing, recording, disseminating and preserving knowledge’.

We want ‘to ensure our relevance in a rapidly changing world, [by participating] in

new online communities’.

Open access journal publishing trial, called Open Publish.

Henry Jenkins – New Media Literacy  Collective Intelligence -- the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others towards a common goal. Judgment -- the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information source. Source http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/06/what_wikipedia_can_teach_us_ab.html viewed Sept 5, 2008

Collective Intelligence -- the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others towards a common goal.

Judgment -- the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information source.

Henry Jenkins – New Media Literacy  Networking -- the ability to search for, synthesize and disseminate information. Negotiation -- the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative sets of norms. Source http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/06/what_wikipedia_can_teach_us_ab.html viewed Sept 5, 2008

Networking -- the ability to search for, synthesize and disseminate information.

Negotiation -- the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative sets of norms.

Online, Blogging & Originality   Source http://www.jbc.org/cgi/content/full/281/11/6889 viewed Sept 5, 2008 Peer Review Tenure Promotion Credibility “ Openness” Accessibility Relevance Impact Creativity Originality

 

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