Review, Promotion, and Tenure

  • The allure of the journal impact factor holds firm, despite its flaws, Nature Index, August 29, 2019
  • Survey findings: Publish or perish? Faculty publishing decisions and the review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process, LJ’s infoDOCKET, July 30, 2019 [Reblog]
  • Do academics overestimate the importance of journal prestige?, Daily Nous, July 30, 2019
  • Academics think, ‘others value journal prestige and metrics, not me’, Times Higher Education, July 26, 2019
  • For academics, what matters more: journal prestige or readership?, Science, July 25, 2019
  • Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community, LSE Impact Blog, July 17, 2019
  • The ‘impact’ of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion process, LSE Impact BlogApril 26, 2019 [Reblog]
  • The ‘impact’ of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion process, PeerJ BlogApril 17, 2019
  • ‘Undue reliance’ on journal impact factor in academic evaluation, Times Higher EducationApril 16, 2019
  • Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations, Nature NewsApril 11, 2019
  • As scholars are driven to less prestigious journals, new measures of quality emerge, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2019
  • Do universities value public engagement? Not much, their policies suggest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 8, 2018
  • Promotion standards and public engagement, Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2018
  • University tenure decisions still gloss over scientists’ public outreach, NatureOctober 4, 2018

Science and Health Communication

  • Journalists ‘gloss over’ preprints’ unreliability, Times Higher Education, February 12, 2021
  • News outlets vary widely in how they cover the “Wild West” of Covid-19 preprint studies, Nieman Lab, February 8, 2021
  • News media outlets vary widely in how they cover preprint studies, new research finds, Journalist’s Resource, January 26, 2021
  • Media outlets inconsistently mention uncertain status of COVID-19 preprints, Science Magazine, January 21, 2021
  • Pivotal year for preprints, Inside Higher Ed, January 20, 2021
  • Today’s top 10 in higher ed, Academia Group, January 20, 2021
  • In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized, National Post, January 14, 2021
  • About half of media stories fail to label “preprint” COVID-19 research, Medical Xpress, January 6, 2021
  • Don’t hold back the vaccine for a second dose. And more new virus science, The Tyee, January 5, 2021

Preprints Uptake and Use

  • To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system, LJ’s infoDOCKET, July 29, 2019 [Reblog]
  • To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system, ASAPbio blog, July 29, 2019 [Reblog]

President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public

  • SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium explores Making Knowledge Public, Nation Talk, September 6, 2018
  • President’s Dream Colloquium explores the importance of making academic knowledge accessible to the publicSFU NewsSeptember 10, 2018 
  • Education is our best weapon against fake news, says information expert, StarMetro Vancouver, September 13, 2018
  • Interview with Dr. Jevin West, News Talk 980 CKNWSeptember 13, 2018

Open Access and Open Science

  • Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the Internet, study found, CNN, September 15, 2020
  • Nearly 200 journals suddenly went missing on the internet, about 900 more at-risk, Tech Times, September 10, 2020
  • And poof! They are gone, Genome Web, September 10, 2020
  • More than 100 scientific journals have disappeared from the Internet, Nature News, September 10, 2020
  • Open access journals are vanishing from the web, Internet Archive stands ready to fill in the gaps, The Register, September 10, 2020
  • Research: Nearly 200 scientific journals have disappeared from the Internet, and 900 may soon disappear [Finnish], Tekniikan Maailma, September 9, 2020
  • Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them, Science, September 8, 2020
  • ‘Bronze’ open access supersedes green and gold, Nature Index, March 12, 2018
  • Des chercheurs se mobilisent pour un accès gratuit aux publications, Le Monde, November 6, 2017
  • Study Suggests Publisher Public Access Outpacing Open Access; Gold OA Decreases Citation Performance, The Scholarly KitchenOctober 4, 2017
  • Research Results Are Increasingly Available For Free, Al-Fanar Media, September 29, 2017
  • Soon, nobody will read academic journals illegally, because the studies worth reading will be freeQuartz
  • Two studies suggest trouble ahead for paywall journals (Update),, August 8, 2017
  • Half of papers searched for online are free to read, Nature,
  • Open Access On the Rise: StudyThe ScientistAugust 7, 2017
  • The State of Open Access: Some New Data, Open and Shut, Thursday, August 03, 2017
  • Trend Watch: The State of Open Access, Nature, August 2, 2017

Altmetrics and Societal Impact

Research Metrics