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                    Academic Publishing is Evolving?  Open Access MegaJournals Have They Changed Everything?      Pete Binfield   Co-Founder and Publisher   PeerJ         UBC Open - 10/22/2013   @ThePeerJ https://peerj.com   @p_binfield pete@peerj.com                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Megamouth_shark_japan.jpg http://www.factmag.com/2012/03/05/portisheads-geoff-barrow-reveals-more-about-judge-dredd-inspired-new-project/ http://galearning.com/fun-analysis/megalodon-shark-analysis/                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ? An online-only, peer-reviewed, open access journal ? covering a very broad subject area ? selecting content based only on ?technical soundness? (or similar)  ? with a business model which allows each article to cover its own costs ?MegaJournals?                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ? Objective Editorial criteria ? Scientifically rigorous ; Ethical ; Properly reported ; Conclusions supported by the data etc ? Accept negative results, accept replication studies, accept protocols etc  ? Editors and reviewers do not ask subjective questions such as: ? How important is the work? ? Which is the relevant audience?  ? Everything that deserves to be published, will be published ? Therefore the journal is not artificially limited in size  ? Online tools are used to evaluate, sort & filter the content after publication, not before  The MegaJournal ?Editorial Model? PLOS ONE Output ? Jul 2008 2 July 2008 PLOS ONE Output ? Jan 2011 Jan, 2011                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? 010002000300040005000600070008000Year Pubs Notes 2007 1,200  Larger than ~ 95% of all journals 2008 2,800 Largest OA journal in world 2009 4,400 3rd largest journal in world 2010 6,750 Largest journal in world 2011 13,800 ~1.4% of PubMed output in that year 2012 23,500 ~2.4% of PubMed output in that year 2013 ~31,000 >3% of the literature PLOS ONE Quarterly Output                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Known MegaJournals (Oct 2013)                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? And Coming Soon?                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Known MegaJournals Today                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? 010002000300040005000600070008000PLOS ONE Quarterly Output (monthly) (monthly)                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Mega = 106 (one million)  Kilo = 103 (one thousand)  But ?MegaJournal? = ? Mega?                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? It?s About the Editorial Criteria ? ?Reviewing only for scientific and methodological soundness? (PLOS ONE) ? ?rigorous but inclusive review? (BioONE)  ? "impact neutral" (Hindawi) ? ?publishing all sound science - separating the question of level of interest from the decision about publishability? (BMC) ? ?technically sound? (Scientific Reports) ? ?properly conducted medical research? (BMJ Open) ? ?objective determination of scientific and methodological soundness, not subjective determinations of 'impact,' 'novelty' or 'interest?? (PeerJ).                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ? Objective Editorial criteria ? Scientifically rigorous ; Ethical ; Properly reported ; Conclusions supported by the data etc ? Accept negative results, accept replication studies, sometimes accept protocols etc  ? Editors and reviewers do not ask subjective questions such as: ? How important is the work? ? Which is the relevant audience?  ? Everything that deserves to be published, will be published ? Therefore the journal is not artificially limited in size  ? Online tools are used to evaluate, sort & filter the content after publication, not before  The MegaJournal Editorial Model                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ? Objective Editorial criteria ? Scientifically rigorous ; Ethical ; Properly reported ; Conclusions supported by the data etc ? Accept negative results, accept replication studies, sometimes accept protocols etc  ? Editors and reviewers do not ask subjective questions such as: ? How important is the work? ? Which is the relevant audience?  ? Everything that deserves to be published, will be published ? Therefore the journal is not artificially limited in size  ? Online tools are used to evaluate, sort & filter the content after publication, not before  The MegaJournal Editorial Model                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? If we define using the same Editorial Criteria   but allow for ?niche? journals? Then we should include:  ?All of the ?Frontiers in?? Series (part of Nature) ?All of the ?BMC Series? (~ half of BMC) ?~ 1/3 of Hindawi?s current output  And if we do that?.                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ? Improves the author experience ? single review and decision ? Improves the ?global reviewer? experience ? only review any given paper once ? ?subjective filtering? pre-publication is an outdated approach to determining quality ? In an Author Pays OA model, there is no economic reason for artificially limiting the size of a journal ? The journal only needs to be indexed once (e.g. MedLine, WoS) ? A large journal attracts high usage / high visibility ? Many aspects of the journal can be ?consolidated? (e.g. one blog, one twitter stream, one marketing plan) ? Economies of scale naturally develop, making the journal more efficient ? The journal has the opportunity to set consistent standards which may become de facto standards in it?s field  Why is it better to operate the ?full? MegaJournal model?                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments ? Require (and have stimulated) Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem                       Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments  ? Require (and have stimulated) Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem                       Academic Publishing is Evolving? An OA future containing MegaJournals PLoS ONE SAGE Open PeerJ ALL OTHER OA JOURNALS etc. etc.                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? New Innovations                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments ? Require and have stimulated Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem                       Academic Publishing is Evolving? Screenshot from ~ Nov 2009 but Way Back Machine has examples from April 2008                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? PLOS ALMs                     Academic Publishing is Evolving?                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments  ? Require (and have stimulated) Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem                       Academic Publishing is Evolving? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v483/n7391/full/483531a.html http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble http://blog.scienceexchange.com/2013/10/reproducibility-initi tive-rece ves-1-3m-grant-to-validate-50-landmark-cancer-studies/                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments ? Require (and have stimulated) Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem                       Academic Publishing is Evolving? http://blog.rubriq.com/2013/06/03/how-we-found-15-million-hours-of-lost-time/ ??in a recent report Kassab and his colleagues estimated that Elsevier currently rejects 700,000 out of 1 million articles each year.? http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/media-research-analyst-at-exane-bnp.html                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? ?rejected from at least six journals (including Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, Science) and took a year to publish before going on to be my most cited research paper (150 last time I looked)? ? Cameron Neylon                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? http://grigoriefflab.janelia.org/rejections                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? Regardless of Name,  Have They ?Changed Everything?? ? Rapidly Approaching ~10% of all published content, spurring new developments ? Require (and have stimulated) Article-Level Metrics ? Publish Negative Results, Replication Studies, Incremental Articles ? Dramatic Improvement to the Speed of the Ecosystem ? Dramatic Improvement to the Efficiency of the Ecosystem    http://figshare.com/articles/Scale_of_OA_Publishing/650794 Stacked area graph of the contribution of major ?APC? OA publishers (articles per year) Predicted ?Disruption Timeframe? of OA vs Subscription model Source: ?The Inevitability of Open Access?, David Lewis http://crl.acrl.org/content/73/5/493.full.pdf+html (College and Research Libraries, Sep 2012                     Academic Publishing is Evolving? The Net Result ? New business models, new innovations and new thinking can flourish in a new ecosystem ? ?Mistakes? or ?non-results? are actually reported ? future researchers save time, energy, resources ? Previously ?uninteresting? results are actually reported ? the potential to incrementally build on these ?micro findings? is enabled ? Reporting standards are raised and standardized ? The process of publication is made more transparent and ?fair? for the author ? Less time is wasted by multiple reviewers on the same content ? Better methods of filtering, evaluating and sorting publications will evolve ? Science is published more rapidly, saving author time and improving the overall speed of discovery                     Academic Publishing is Evolving?  Thank You  Pete Binfield Co-Founder and Publisher   @p_binfield pete@peerj.com   @ThePeerJ  

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