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Inera XUG

In November 2018, I was invited to give a talk at the Inera User Group meeting on book metadata. Inera has traditionally worked primarily with journal publishers, but they are increasing the work they do with books encoded in BITS. Djøf is using them to help with encoding their books in BITS. Slides from the talk can be seen here.

STM London

In December 2018, PubFactory’s Bus Dev Manager, Michelle Norell moderated a panel covering the topic of “Transparency in Peer Review”. When I first heard the term transparent peer review, I made the incorrect assumption that transparent peer review meant fully open peer review. However, like Open Access publishing or blinded peer review, transparent peer review has levels.

The speakers included:

  • Niamh O’Connor, Journals Publishing Director for PLOS
  • Andrew Preston, Managing Director for Clarivate Analytics Publons technology
  • Yakov Chandy, Managing Director of TNQ Technologies Ltd.

The panel focused on why transparency in peer review is being pursued, outcomes of transparency initiatives, and how tech supports the transparency movement.