Trained scientists with university degrees number in... more »
The real question for Schmid is how to get the “impact factor genie” as she calls it, “back in the box.” Why is this so important? Scientists and publishers often focus on the limitations of JIFs and the benefits of evaluating work at the article rather than journal level. However, there are more than just limitations... more »
In the USA there are two 'terminal degrees' now for artists and designers
the MFA- master of fine arts
and the PHD in art and design
universities are under pressure to have nore phd;s and produce more phds to be higher in the shanghai and... more »
* Highly relevant research materials from publicly funded archives, museums, libraries and statistical inventories are either not available in digital form or inaccessible.
* Restricted access to and delayed dissemination of scholarly results limit knowledge transfer to researchers and other members of society.
* Production... more »
one of the obstacles is that our educational systems are built around the idea of the individual genius- and not a group of people who display genius
i... more »
* The possibilities of digital technologies are currently not fully exploited in scholarly communication. Despite the ever-growing tool and infrastructure landscape, traditional scholarly communication methods tend... more »
* Adequate contextual information is often missing, making it difficult to determine whether a piece of research is credible and can be built upon.
* Evaluation by peer review has a mighty filtering function but is often untransparent and potentially biased.
* There has been a rise in... more »
* Overly restrictive copyright transfer agreements impede knowledge circulation, and contribute to an oligopoly of publishers and information service providers.
Deficits of the Current Scholarly Communication System:
Kraker, P., Dörler, D., Ferus, A., Gutounig, R., Heigl, F.,... more »
* Scholarly communication is constrained by current reward structures largely favouring publication of research results in renowned academic publishing venues.
* Peer review is not adequately... more »
'It is not enough to encourage researchers in the Tripuras and Thai Nguyens of the world today to share their research data and outputs in the... more »