PubTech Radar Scan: Issue 5


Publishing tech news

Funding & peer review


  • Join the ROR community (a community-led project to develop a unique identifier for every research organization in the world) on April 29 at 7am PT for an intro webinar covering the project scope, how ROR IDs are being used, and how to get involved. Register here.

  • STM and Center for Open Science are hosting a workshop on April 27  about data sharing covering how to select the best data policy for your journals, ensuring authors can publish their data alongside their article under a persistent DOI-link, helping authors to cite research data correctly, and giving additional recognition and credit to authors when data underlying research results are available. Register here

  • Cathryn Baldanza from ConTech.Live is thinking about setting up a weekly webinar looking at how the industry is working in the current climate, emerging tech available to help and to continue the conversations around how AI, Data Science and Emerging Tech is transforming the world of content. More info on LinkedIn.

Surveys and feedback wanted

  • OPERAS are running a survey aimed at social sciences and humanities researchers to find out more about current practices, habits and issues relating to SSH scholarly communication.[Deadline 13 April]

  • CDL, Educopia, Stratos, LYRASIS, COAR and Longleaf want your ideas on how to improve scholarly/library publishing infrastructure. “These might include new tools, enhancements to existing tools, bridges between tools, hosted solutions, or even work on shared practices and standards. We are also interested in learning about other projects or initiatives that relate to this effort.” [Closes 24 April]

  • NISO have published the JATS4R recommendations for preprint citations. “In order to differentiate cited preprint articles from journal articles we recommend that a value of “preprint” is used to populate the @publication-type attribute when citing the article as it was published on the preprint server.”Public comments open until 4 May