academic publishing

  • Helix conducts research as you write

    Helix conducts research as you write

    Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so researchers have to waste time tracking them down. Read More

  • How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries Crunch Network

    How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries

    Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is earned by a few powerful publishers who enjoy profit margins of up to 40 percent. Inflated subscriptions sold to academic libraries keep them moving ahead because the librarians feel they have no choice but to buy. These companies add little value to… Read More

  • Academic Startup Publons Gives Peer Reviewers Credit For Their Work

    Academic Startup Publons Gives Peer Reviewers Credit For Their Work

    The traditional anonymous peer review process used in academic publishing is meant to ensure objectivity, but it means reviewers give up their time for very little reward. The lack of transparency is also vulnerable to exploitation, which can lead to flawed (if not fraudulent) research making it into prestigious publications. Publons, a platform for post-publication peer review, wants to… Read More