Collects updated plans, requests for information, and additional information from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) , National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This study and website seek to more deeply investigate the characteristics of U.S. federally funded research over a 5-year period from 2017-2021 to better understand the impact of the updated guidance. It uses a manually created custom filter in the Dimensions database to return only publications that arise from U.S. federal funding.
Results show that an average of 265,000 articles are published each year that acknowledge U.S. federal funding agencies. These research outputs are further examined to look at patterns by publisher, journal title, institutions, and Open Access status.
This paper looks at the ethical, legal, and practical aspects of GenAI, highlighting its potential to transform scholarly communications, and covers a range of topics from intellectual property rights to the challenges of maintaining integrity in the digital age. It provides best-practice principles and recommendations for authors, editorial teams, reviewers, and vendors, ensuring a responsible and ethical approach to the use of GenAI tools.
According to Delta Think, in general, higher citation impact articles come from journals that charge higher APCs. Fully OA Geophysics journals are the cheapest to publish in while agriculture and engineering journals are the most expensive to publish in.
Springer-Nature is likely to maintain and further build on its dominance in the OA market.
According to the AAAS Survey on Scholarly Publication Experiences & Perspectives in Fall 2022, nearly two-thirds of researchers reported that they did not budget for publishing costs, and of the researchers who had paid APCs and answered a question about their ability to obtain APC funds, a minority reported that it was easy to obtain funds for APCs. AAAS suggests clarifying the definition of an “author accepted manuscript.” AAAS also suggests new directives should ensure consistency between OA policies and federal data-access and data-management policies.
According to "Judging Journals," Google Scholar accounted better for journals in non-English languages than Scopus and Web of Science and doubled the number of journals available compared to Scopus and tripled compared to Web of Science. Google Scholar has the highest percentage of journals classified in the areas of physical science, humanities, social science (tied with Scopus), education, engineering, and law. Compared to other metrics systems, Google Scholar’s high coverage of law journals (60%) is particularly impressive. More generally, the best indexed field was the life sciences at 82 percent, followed closely by the physical sciences and engineering at 76 percent and the social sciences at 75 percent. Business was also fairly well indexed, with more than half the journals indexed in every metric system. All the other disciplines—fine arts, law, education, and humanities—averaged at less than half indexed. With the highest rate of classification at 82 percent, the full range of academic journals in a discipline is not being wholly represented. Underrepresentation of some disciplines should be fully considered when using the metrics systems. Engineering, business, and the sciences (social, physical, and life) all consistently had the highest metric values. Engineering almost always was the field with the highest metric value. Fine arts, law, and education were all consistently quite low, while the comparative humanities value varied strongly depending on the metric.