Citing the Public Library of Science, infoDOCKET notes that “Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. But in a study publishing on November 23rd in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Alexandre Scanff, Florian Naudet and Clara Locher from the University of Rennes, and colleagues, reveal that a subset of journals may be exercising considerable bias and favoritism...”
According to Publishers Weekly “A petition filed this week argues that the policies and processes governing publication have expanded dramatically in the last 40 years, now covering millions of government employees and contractors with little transparency or meaningful accountability…
“The writ of certiorari was filed on behalf of five former government employees, who claim their First Amendment rights are being unreasonably stifled by a non-transparent government review process...”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- IMLS, USCIS Directors Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
- Collaboration between IBM Research Europe and Thieme Chemistry brings together ML and expert human-curated data with unprecedented results in synthesis reaction planning
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND WEBINARS
- OECD iLibrary and ACRL/Choice for a presentation of the latest economic outlook for the U.S. and major economies On December 2 at 11 AM, join OECD iLibrary and ACRL/Choice for a presentation of the latest economic outlook for the U.S. and major economies. The session will also discuss the economic policies needed for the economic recovery, both in the US and throughout the OECD.