Tag: academic publishing

The Scientist: French Universities cancel subscription to Springer Journals

In the online version of The Scientist magazine I came across an article with the title “French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals” by Diana Kwon. Couperin.org (the French national consortium representing more than 250 academic institutions in France) cancelled their subscription to Springer Journals because of the proposed price increase by the publisher. This..

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SemanticScholar

Soms komen trends bij elkaar. SemanticScholar is hier een mooi voorbeeld van. Het combineert data mining, natural language processing en artificial intelligence om uit de almaar groeiende hoeveelheid publicaties datgene te vinden wat het meest relevant is. SemanticScholar is gemaakt door AI2 en biedt een non-profit platform dat het mogelijk maakt om te zoeken naar..

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The battle between fake and factual news

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”, said Edward Osborne Wilson, an American entomologist and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. [1] While we are being overwhelmed by information on a daily basis, the spread of false or manipulated information is dominating media and conversations. Misinformation is everywhere and it is hard..

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Open Access: the Dutch Consortium – publishers deal

From Science Guide I found out that, as more contracts of the Dutch Consortium with their publishers were made public by Leo Waaijers in 2016, the resistance put up by Elsevier and Springer to the exposure of their individual contracts raised a question mark about their real intentions, especially related to the Open Access policy. Two weeks ago, due to..

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