Scholarly Communication for Librarians by Heather Morrison

By Heather Morrison

Stories the present panorama of scholarly communications and publishing and capability futures, outlining key elements of transition to very best futures for libraries and librarians.

  • Explains advanced options in a transparent, concise manner
  • Designed to quick convey the reader up to the mark on scholarly communications
  • Written via a well known foreign specialist on scholarly communications and open entry

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Peer review is typically blind or double-blind, meaning that it is coordinated by an editor so that the reviewers do not know who the authors are and vice versa. Journal impact factor may be essential to the scholar. Impact factor is a rough measure of the average citations per article for a journal; as such, it is an imperfect metric even of citations, and may eventually be replaced by newer, more refined metrics such as Eigenfactor. In some disciplines (such as history and literature), scholarly monographs are more typical.

In business terms, this is a very high earnings rate! 2 billion reported on the Elsevier website for customers; the difference could reflect differences in currency conversion (Elsevier reporting is in UK pounds sterling), or the total on the Elsevier customer site may reflect additional lines of business. Another way of understanding the nature of a business is by looking at its key performance measures. : 90) lists its key performance measures as follows: ■ revenue ■ adjusted operating profit ■ adjusted operating margin ■ adjusted profit before tax ■ effective tax rate on adjusted profit before tax ■ adjusted profit attributable to shareholders ■ adjusted earnings per share ■ adjusted operating cash flow 45 Scholarly Communication for Librarians ■ constant currency growth ■ underlying growth ■ return on capital employed.

Candover describes itself as ‘a leading European private equity house. We discover compelling opportunities, back winning management teams and create value for investors. ’ What is Candover looking for in these investments? According to its website, Candover wants ‘investments that can achieve substantial capital growth on exit, either through an IPO or trade sale’. This company is not at all like the Royal Society, reporting about its successes in such forms as science exhibitions that inspire wonder and publishing the first live observation study of a giant squid.

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