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How to support early career researchers

How to support early career researchers

What does your journal do to support early career researchers (ECRs)? Could you do more as an editor to develop this community, helping them progress from journal readers into authors? There are plenty of ways editors can support ECRs, from academic mentoring to running an essay prize, but one journal is taking a particularly hands-on […]

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cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

The recent announcements emanating from Europe around open access (OA) have resonated throughout the globe. In this post we examine the origin and aim of Plan S, briefly outline reactions to the Plan from researchers, funders, and publishers, and provide links to further information for interested readers including to a feedback survey created by cOAlition […]

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Academic mentoring for editors and ECRs

Academic mentoring for editors and ECRs

Academic mentoring can be a fantastic tool for journal editors and early career researchers (ECRs) alike. Whether you’re looking to foster meaningful connections across research communities, develop your own understanding and skills, or build a professional network, academic mentoring could be the answer. In this post, we’re sharing the benefits of academic mentoring, along with tips […]

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Top tips from an editor on how and why to launch an open data journal

Top tips from an editor on how and why to launch an open data journal

Guo Huadong is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth as well as Big Earth Data. Prof Huadong has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation. He specializes in radar remote sensing […]

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How to use Open Science Badges to reward your journal authors

How to use Open Science Badges to reward your journal authors

Open Science Badges, developed by the Center of Open Science, are voluntary awards. They’re added to a manuscript and recognize when authors reach a level of scientific transparency. The Journal of Social Psychology fully embraces data sharing. And not only do they ask authors to share their data, they also reward them for it using these […]

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