All posts by Anton Angelo

Predators, questionable practices and the dark side of scholarly publishing.

Some emails have been doing the rounds over the last few days, congratulating us on our success, and inviting us to submit our latest research.

How can we trust them?  Which are genuine, and which are trying to dupe us into paying for nothing by flattering our egos?

The UC Library presents “Predators, questionable practices and the dark side of scholarly publishing“, a seminar on the the business models behind scams, and how to avoid them.  There will be lots of horror stories.

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Poutama (Central Library Level 3)

Register here> 

(In the meantime, check out Think, Check,  Submit,  a great tool for helping you through the process, or talk to your Subject Librarian)

ORCiD – Helping researchers distinguish themselves

The University has just signed up to ORCiD.  ORCiD gives a researcher a unique number  that can be added to your papers and research grant applications, disambiguating yourself from others with a similar name.

The library and  Research & Innovation  will be starting a programme to help Canterbury researchers get an ORCiD membership, but there is nothing stopping you registering now.  Many Canterbury researchers already have – well over 200.

The initiative is supported by most major publishers, funding institutions and research organisations.

The library has created a webpage that goes through the basics of ORCiD, and a large recent piece of research has confirmed the utility of the scheme.

If you have any questions about the scheme, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local liaison librarian, or the library Research Data Coordinator.

(Oh, and its pronounced like the flower: “orchid”, not Orc ID.)