Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal

Academics share machine-learning research freely. Taxpayers should not have to pay twice to read our findingsBudding authors face a minefield when it comes to publishing their work. For a large fee, as much as $3,000, they can make their work available to anyone who wants to read it. Or they can avoid the fee and have readers pay the publisher instead. Often it is libraries that foot this bill through expensive annual subscriptions. This is not the lot of wannabe fiction writers, it’s the business of academic publishing.More than 200 years ago, Giuseppe Piazzi, an isolated astronomer in Palermo, Sicily, discovered a dwarf planet. For him, publishing meant writing a letter to his friend Franz von Zach. Each month von Zach collated letters from astronomers across Europe and redistributed them. No internet for these guys: they found out about the latest discoveries from leatherbound volumes of letters called Monatliche Correspondenz. The time it took to disseminate research threw up its own problems: by the time Piazzi’s data were published, the planet had vanished in the sun’s glare.The ability to pay no longer determines the ability to play Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Springer Nature Opens New Journals; Nature Research Creates New Conference With NASA

Space travel is the subject of a new conference from Nature Research and NASA, and Springer Nature creates two new journals in applied science and medicine. The post Springer Nature Opens New Journals; Nature Research Creates New Conference With NASA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Springer Nature points out problems with cOAlition S transformative journals plan

In an open letter sent today (Tuesday 17th December) to research funder consortium cOAlition S, Springer Nature has urged the coalition to make amendments to its proposed framework on transformative journals, currently out for consultation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New CUP journal 'takes radical approach' to research publishing

Cambridge University Press is bringing out a new Open Access journal, Experimental Results, “to provide an outlet for standalone research that currently goes unpublished.” Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How AI and Natural Language Processing Can Increase the Speed and Quality of Publishing

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Springer Nature says Plan S stance on hybrid journals 'unacceptable'

Springer Nature has said the current Plan S requirement for publishers to commit to 'flip' hybrid journals to Open Access is "unnecessary, and...unacceptable for us and for many other publishers." Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mirjana Pović and Hungarian non-profit win inaugural Nature Research Awards

Astrophysicist Mirjana Pović and the Association of Hungarian Women in Science have won the first ever Nature Research Awards, for Inspiring Science and for Innovating Science respectively. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Chinese universities fastest growing in high-quality research, Nature Index records

Chinese institutions are leading the world in rapid growth of high-quality research outputs, the newly published Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars supplement has found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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AI experts vow to boycott new subscription journal from NPG

Springer Nature, which places a strong emphasis on its Open Access and Open Research publishing, has been forced to defend its position after researchers in the Artificial Intelligence field vowed to boycott a new journal which is not being published OA. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Springer Nature blocks journal articles in China

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Researching Gender Bias in Peer Review; Indexing an Info Systems Journal

The Scholarly Kitchen looks at gender bias in scholarly publishing and peer review. And an IGI Global journal is newly indexed by Elsevier's Compendex. The post Researching Gender Bias in Peer Review; Indexing an Info Systems Journal appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Apple joins Amazon, Google and Facebook in AI research group

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Springer Nature appoints Britton as Open Research Group m.d.

Springer Nature has appointed Tim Britton as managing director of the Open Research Group, replacing Sam Burridge who left the company at the end of April 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Springer Nature launches 'Nano' research tool

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AI is already making inroads into journalism but could it win a Pulitzer?

From football reports to clickbait, programs are changing the way the news is createdLook closely at what many journalists write about artificial intelligence – from AlphaGo’s triumph at the ancient Chinese board game Go to Microsoft’s accidentally racist Twitter bot – and you might detect some... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Springer Nature to expand content sharing to all journals

Springer Nature is to expand its nature.com content sharing initiative to its entire journals portfolio. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nature journals introduce 'double-blind' review

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Nature editor-in-chief Campbell moves to Springer Nature

Sir Philip Campbell, who has been the editor-in-chief of scientific journal Nature for the past 22 years, is moving to a new role as editor-in-chief of Springer Nature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fighting words: Journalism is under attack in Europe

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