03 mai 2016

Black market in academic papers is spooking publishers

By Dana Ruggiero. A colleague of mine recently posted a plea on an open forum asking for someone with access to please send her a copy of a journal article. This colleague works at one of the premier research institutions in the European Union which has an annual budget of over €100 million (US$113 million), yet she had to ask her connections on Facebook for access to a scholarly article. Read more...

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02 mai 2016

Appel à contribution : L’analyse du travail au service des systèmes de formation

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Par Paul Santelmann, Responsable de la veille « emploi & qualifications » à l’AFPA. Le prochain hors-série AFPA-EDUCATION PERMANENTE (2017) aura pour thème :

L’analyse du travail au service des systèmes de formation (hors champ médico-social)

Objectifs
• Finalités et objectifs de l’analyse du travail dans le champ de la formation professionnelle
• Analyse du travail et formation en situation de travail
• Analyse du travail sous l’angle de l’employabilité des salariés
• Formation intégrée au travail
• Etat des lieux des méthodes d’analyse des activités professionnelles en termes de compétences
• Conditions de développement des organisations de travail apprenantes ou qualifiantes. Voir l'article...

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01 mai 2016

The Scholarly Edition: an inside look at scholarly publishing from the editors’ perspective

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Adam Chapnick. A little more than two years ago, I attended a conference on Canada and its place in the world.  When I got back, I had an idea. More...

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28 avril 2016

Elsevier and zyBooks partner

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and zyBooks, an online interactive textbook provider, today announced the launch of a web-based interactive version of the market-leading textbook Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition (David A. Patterson & John L. Hennessy, 2013). More...

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27 avril 2016

The black market in academic papers – and why it’s spooking publishers

The ConversationBy . A colleague of mine recently posted a plea on an open forum asking for someone with access to please send her a copy of a journal article. This colleague works at one of the premier research institutions in the EU which has an annual budget of over €100m, yet she had to ask her connections on Facebook for access to a scholarly article. Her university did not have access to this piece of literature that she needed to complete her research. More...

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African academics are being caught in the predatory journal trap

The ConversationBy . Academic journal articles are the lifeblood of many researchers. These articles bring exposure, prestige, and money for individual academics and their institutions. More...

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26 avril 2016

QAA launches International Quality Review

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationQAA is launching a new review for universities and colleges outside the UK.
International Quality Review (IQR) will be available for established overseas higher education institutions that are seeking to enhance their international reputation.
The new review will be carried out by teams of peer reviewers and will assess institutions against the European Standards and Guidelines. Providers approved for review will be assessed at a scoping visit and then scheduled for full review. More...

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The academic world urges publishers to enter a brave new world

Nowadays, European universities pay publishers significant parts of their university budget. Hundreds of millions of euros. Money which is not directly spent on research and education, even though it is largely taxpayers´ money. As Harvard University already denounced in 2012, many large journal publishers have rendered the situation “fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive”, with some journals costing as much as $40,000 per year (and publishers drawing profits of 35% or more). More...

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Publish or Perish? Academics in European Universities

By Marek Kwiek. I have focused in my previous blogs about European universities on “internationals” and “locals” in research and on research “non-performers” (or “non-publishers”); now it is time to focus on highly productive academics across the same 11 European systems. Read more...

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24 avril 2016

10 Tips for Getting Published

HomeFaye Halpern describes what she's learned as a co-editor of a journal as well as a literary scholar trying to get her own research published. Read more...

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