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A Good Look 馃憖

Your February 2021 PubPub Community Update

Published onFeb 09, 2021
A Good Look 馃憖

PubPub newsletter subscribers received this newsletter on February 9, 2021. You can view it here on Mailchimp. Subscribe for updates about the platform, news from our communities, and things we鈥檙e thinking about. We also invite you to take our user satisfaction survey and help shape PubPub's roadmap and priorities.

Hi everyone,

With a new year聽comes a new look. You'll notice a few changes in this space, from the content itself to its design. Our dev updates will now have their own email鈥攕ent in the final week of each month鈥攖hat will allow us to more fully treat those communications like mini tutorials. No need to sign up separately; if you receive this one, you'll receive that one.聽Here, we seek to highlight more of the amazing work so many of you are doing on PubPub and the ideas those efforts generate.聽

Many thanks for reading,
Your PubPub Team

PS: If you haven't already done so, please please take our聽brief user survey!聽Help us help you!

Community Highlights

The MIT Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) are now on PubPub. The project aims to advance new efforts within and beyond MIT鈥檚 Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.聽

Contours Collaborations has launched its first exhibit space with artist Susan Clinard.聽This first collaboration invites the viewer to consider the power of her artworks, and the creation thereof, as means of understanding borders and the spaces between.

Reviews in Digital Humanities 2.2 is the journal's first student special issue! The editors sought to expand their review capacity by partnering with a class of graduate students and their instructor, Tanya Clement, in the Department of English at University of Texas.聽

Three PubPub Communities (all published by the MIT Press) have been honored by the 2021 PROSE Awards. The Harvard Data Science Review won Best New Journal in Science, Technology & Medicine.聽Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Needby Sasha Costanza-Chockwon in the聽Engineering & Technology Category. And聽Data Feminismby聽Catherine D鈥橧gnazio and Lauren F. Klein聽was nominated in the聽聽Computing & Information Sciences category. Congratulations!

Tool Tip

With PubPub, anyone can publish and distribute meaningful, impactful reviews with appropriate metadata that can be picked up by aggregators in about an hour 鈥 at no cost and with no technical expertise required. Here's a toolkit on how to do just that.


Opening up the Library: Transforming our Policies, Practices and Structures鈥 by Joanna Ball, Graham Stone, Sarah Thompson in LIBER Quarterly

Peer reviewers鈥攖ime for mass rebellion?鈥 by Richard Smith in the BMJ Opinion

A proposal for the future of scientific publishing in the life sciences鈥 by Bodo M. Stern聽and Erin K. O鈥橲hea聽in PLOS Biology

Credibility of preprints: an interdisciplinary survey of researchers鈥 by Courtney K. Soderberg,聽Timothy M. Errington聽and聽Brian A. Nosek in Royal Society Open Science

User Survey

We'd like to better understand who our users (and potential users) are along with how and why they value PubPub (or don't!). This will directly inform our 2021 roadmap and priorities. Please consider participating. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete and can be filled out anonymously. And a big THANK YOU to those who already took the time to send us their thoughts.

>>Take User Satisfaction Survey<<


[1]聽 Open Publishing Awards
Nominations are now open for the second annual Open Publishing Awards!聽The Awards, operated by the Coko Foundation, acknowledge winners across three categories: open software, open models, and open content. If you'd like to shine a light聽on an open project, consider submitting a nomination.

[2] PubPub User Forum and Roadmap
We've replaced聽our Discourse forum with a new one on GitHub Discussions, to give the PubPub community one place to share ideas, ask questions, talk about best practices, and get help. We've also organized PubPub's roadmap into a high-level list of priorities, progress, and intentions.聽


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