October 1, 2018
Kia ora! Haere mai!
Welcome back to the second podcast in the series, SOAP (Scholarly and Open Access Publishing). This series is part of Massey University’s offering leading up to (and likely beyond) Open Access Week (22-28 October 2018)...Read more
September 15, 2015
The Library is delighted to announce the arrival of the latest online edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2015).
This fantastic resource covers all the social and behavioural sciences and provides...Read more
January 22, 2015
Exciting as the advance of new publishing models may be, some of the old established journals are still pre-eminent in their value for scientific researchers. Of these, Nature, first published in 1869, stands out as the journal that can make a...Read more
November 14, 2013
I was asked last week to help a member of the Massey academic staff who had found that she appeared on the website of a journal that she had never heard of, listed as its Editor-in-Chief. Closer examination revealed that another Massey academic was...Read more
August 19, 2013
The first part of this posting originally appeared on Library Out Loud on Tuesday 13 August. The posting was substantially updated this morning but was then taken off the site – fortunately we are now able to reinstate it. Some minor changes...Read more
May 15, 2013
An invitation to be on the editorial board of a journal can be a significant marker of academic prestige. If a subject-based journal can be seen to define a particular academic community then your name on the editorial board would suggest that you...Read more
February 11, 2013
My last posting on the appearance of a highly questionable journal in the Scopus database has raised a few eyebrows and has also given rise to the question of whether I may have singled out Scopus, and its parent company Elsevier, unfairly. To...Read more
February 1, 2013
After my recent posting on Open Access journals I had a closer look at Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers and in particular at the list of suspect journal titles. I had become aware some time ago that at least one very...Read more
January 24, 2013
A key decision for any academic is where to submit articles for publication. Which journals publish in my area? Are they well respected? Are they on a list of predatory publishers?
There are various ways of finding likely journals, and finding...Read more
January 23, 2013
Jeffrey Beall is a librarian at University of Colorado and seems to be one of the Good Guys. Open Access publishing is very much a Good Thing but like a lot of open stuff it has been discovered by the Bad Guys and many OA journals are starting to...Read more