Social sciences focus in scholarly communication

Where are the social sciences on the scholarly communications continuum?

In the blog post, “If you use social media then you are not working” – How do social scientists perceive altmetrics and online forms of scholarly communication?, based on the authors’ (@stl90 , @Isabella83,c@warfair) co-written article, “When You Use Social Media You Are Not Working”: Barriers for the Use of Metrics in Social Sciences, the authors voiced concern that social scientists are missing opportunities to directly engage in the public discourse due to discipline culture.

Meanwhile, MIT visiting scholar and sociologist, Philip N Cohen, wrote a primer for Scholarly Communication in Sociology that “will offer useful guidance for your career – to help you succeed in a competitive, opaque, inefficient system with little accountability. Knowing how the scholarly communication system works will help you navigate it successfully for your career ends. However, I also aspire to help you see the bigger picture in your career, and become an engaged citizen within this system so that we may work together to improve it.”

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Courses  Posted and Registration Open for the 2nd Annual FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI2018)

Courses  Posted and Registration Open for the 2nd Annual FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI2018).  The Institute will again be hosted by the University of California, San Diego from July 30 – August 3, 2018.  See more information here www.force11.org/fsci/2018.

FSCI2018 offers participants 5 days of training and skills development in new modes of research communication.  All levels of participants, from absolute beginners to advancedat scholarly communication, will find courses of interest.  If you are a scholar/researcher, librarian, institution administrator, funding agency manager, publishing administrator/editor, data manager, student, or anyone else who participates in scholarly communication, you will benefit from attending FSCI.

FSCI is organized by FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Library.  Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders who study and facilitate new developments in knowledge creation and communication. Membership is open to all who share this interest!

FSCI2018 Course list:

  • Inside Scholarly Communications Today
  • Reproducible Research Reporting and Dynamic Documents with Open Authoring Tools: Toward the Paper of the Future
  • Collaboration, Communities and Collectivities: Understanding Collaboration in the Scholarly Commons
  • Community, Collaboration, and Impact: Open Scholarly Communication for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Building an Open, Fair, and Sustainable Information-Rich Research Institution
  • Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
  • The Basics and Beyond: Developing a Critical, Community-Based Approach to Open Education
  • Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
  • The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
  • Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
  • Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements and Practical Examples
  • Open Data Visualization – Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
  • Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
  • Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows
  • How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analysing Article Processing Charges
  • Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
  • Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
  • Implementing Software Citation
  • Mentoring the Next Generation of Open Scholars: Approaches, Tools & Tactics
  • Structural Biology: A Prototypical Case for Publishing Big Data

Contact:  Stephanie Hagstrom fsci-info@force11.org

FSCI 2018
July 30 – August 3, 2018
University of California, San Diego, California
www.force11.org/fsci/2018
Contact:  fsci-info@force11.org