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Elsevier Acquires Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

In April 2013, Elsevier acquired Mendeley which is an academic website that serves as a platform for researchers to work collaboratively on research projects, manage references and share their work. Researchers also can use Mendeley in storing their research papers,

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Altmetric covers Books impact on scholarly community

In a previous post, we presented Altmetric as an innovative method of displaying research impact on the social media by tracing mentions on Facebook, twitter, blogs and downloads. Now, Altmetric is used to measure the impact of more than 8000

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The Society for Scholarly Publishing Connects publishers, researchers and Librarians

A nonprofit entity, The Society for Scholarly Publishing was established in 1978 to foster academic publishing and help build community. The Society strives to bring together publishing professionals, researchers and librarians to network, share information and communicate the latest developments

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OpenStax: Students saved more than $13 million in two years

An initiative by Rice University, OpenStax is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing access to high quality education to all students regardless of their financial capabilities. In a time when students are burdened by high textbook costs, OpenStax offers

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Altmetrics As A New Research Impact Indicator

Altmetric is an innovative complementary measurement of scientific research impact within the social media arena. Unlike the traditional bibliometrics, which measure journals impact and research citations, altmetric assesses the influence of research in social media portals; such as, Twitter, Facebook,

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Kudos: Increase Your Research Impact and Citations

Although Open Access leverages the availability of your research to a broad spectrum of audiences, it does not guarantee the visibility of your work due to the abundance of literature available online. To overcome this setback you can use Kudos as a toolkit

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Open Education Week 2016

Organized by the Open Education Consortium, Open Education Week will take place on 7-11 March 2016 as an event to promote and celebrate open education efforts exerted by various individuals and institutions and their achievements affecting educators and leaners. If

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