You pay a much higher price than the article processing fee if you publish in Scientific Reports: your inbox and your reputation are at stake.
Posts tagged: Academic publishing
Your high-impact and very important journal will stay on top if and only if you publish papers written exclusively by well-funded groups of famous scientists. Save yourself the trouble of having to deal with small fish by following these 7 easy steps.
SciRate gives instant gratification for our precious preprints on arXiv. We analyse the metadata of the papers that appeared in quant-ph in 2016 to find out the hottest authors and topics, and we train a recurrent neural network to generate fake abstracts.
In pursuit of open science, academics should blog. As good nerds, they should opt for static website generators. Pelican is a great option, but caveats apply.
Cookies, browser-fingerprinting, tracking, and blocking of Tor exit nodes are becoming standard strategies while reading abstracts and exporting citations.
IPython's notebook interface combined with git and GitHub makes a perfect tool to promote reproducible academic publications.
Converting LaTeX to word processor formats is the holy grail of document conversion. Perhaps we are getting closer to a viable solution.
You are legally allowed to put a PDF of your paper online. Pre-publication manuscripts can be published in an institutional repository or on arXiv.
Unsolicited calls for papers flood our inboxes: here we analyse three months of academic spam to identify the sources.