Questions related to Dissemination
In our research, we get information dissemination as a dependent variable. we want to show up information dissemination through different social media platforms. is there any method , could you please suggest?
Now that I am studying for a PhD, I find that the philosophy of science plays a fundamental role in the research process. However, this is not sufficiently well disseminated neither in training processes nor in high-level scientific publications. Why does this happen?
I'm considering creating a personal website to showcase my research, and was wondering what are the best free (or very cheap) options. Some suggestions about how to actually build the website are also welcome! Thanks!
I am interested in trans-Atlantic news dissemination in understanding how the revolutions of 1848-49 were diffused to the new world by newspapers and other information outlets.
Ultimately, I'm hoping to identify and read specific issues from European newspapers that would have arrived by boat in New York, Boston, Montreal. I want to know the dates stories were published (in EU) and what date those arrived in North America.
I’m often asked to suggest academic Design Journals, but find it hard to find a 'one-stop' list so researchers/ students can review and select. I’ve started a rough list in no particular order (link below). Any Design related journal suggestions would be welcome, from Innovation to engineering, education to ergonomics, UX to Design history, etc. Discipline-specific or Interdisciplinary.
Please offer some suggestions and Il add them to the list. Looking for quality, peer-reviewed offerings.
As public research is the dominant model, it is interesting to notice that private lucrative publication is the major dissemination channel in academia.
I'm interested in studies about the willingness to share among the researchers.
Understanding why the expensive and in english journal model still impedes knowledge production and dissemination is key in many field of study.
The study of academian capitalism, with journal publications as currencies could help if economist were to see this interrogation.
Answered By: Laurissa Gann
What is a Predatory Journal?
Predatory Journals take advantage of authors by asking them to publish for a fee without providing peer-review or editing services. Because predatory publishers do not follow the proper academic standards for publishing, they usually offer a quick turnaround on publishing a manuscript.
In contrast, high quality academic journals take longer to publish articles because they go through a proper peer review and copy editing process.
How are predatory journals different than Open Access journals?
Open Access journals may solicit authors to publish for a fee, but maintain high standards for peer review and editing. The goal of Open Access publishing is to disseminate research to a larger audience by removing paywalls. Open Access journals can have Impact Factors and can create a citation advantage for authors.
Video: Open Access Explained!
How can you spot a predatory journal?
1. Do you or your colleagues know the journal? Do you recognize the editorial board?2. Can you easily contact the publisher?3. Is the journal clear about their peer review process?4. Is it clear what fees will be charged? If the answer is no for any of these questions, the journal is most likely questionable, if not predatory. How do I check to see if my journal is reputable?
There isn't one fool proof way to determine if a journal is predatory. It requires a bit of detective work. Here are a few places you can search to determine the quality of an open access journal.
- Is the journal open access? If so, it is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals?
- Search the Directory of Open Access Journals. Be sure to limit your search to Journals only. The DOAJ carefully vets open access journals for inclusion so if the journal is not listed in DOAJ, it means it may be questionable.
- Is the journal indexed in Medline?
- Search the NLM Catalog. If the record says "Not currently indexed for MEDLINE", it means that the journal may be questionable. Just because a journal is not indexed in MEDLINE, does not mean the journal is automatically questionable. It could also mean that the journal is too new for MEDLINE or out of scope.
- Has the journal been identified by others as predatory? Is it listed on the Cabell's Predatory Reports?
- Google your journal title with the word predatory. You may be able to easily find news stories about the journal and it's predatory practices. You can also check Cabell's Predatory Reports to see if the journal is listed.
- Does the journal have an Impact Factor or do they list one on their website? Beware!
- If a journal is claiming to have an Impact Factor, be sure to confirm this through the official Journal Citation Reports database. Only journals vetted through the JCR can officially state that they have an Impact Factor. Many predatory journals will make up an impact factor in an attempt to appear reputable.
- Finally, ask a librarian!
- Librarians are trained to spot predatory journals. Don't hesitate to ask for a second opinion. We can also help you to find a reputable journal in your subject area.
How common are predatory journals?
As of 2015, there were an estimated 996 predatory publishers (including 447 publishers of standalone journals) that published over 11,800 journals. Of those, roughly 8,000 journal titles were active and published a total of approximately 420,000 articles. For comparison, this is roughly the same size, in both journal titles and articles published, as the legitimate open-access publishing industry. Not all of these predatory journals are in biomedicine fields, but biomedicine is a major area for predatory publishers, and the prevalence of predatory journals varies between specific fields. (Shen and Bjork)
Roughly 15% of articles published in predatory journals are from United States authors. However, this accounts for less than 1% of the United States' total research output. (Umlauf and Mochizuki)
I'm interested in repositories like zenodo, figshare, etc., where open-access papers (previously published) can be uploaded in order to improve the visibility of papers. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
I have been looking for good journals that are interested in disseminating scientific findings in common language. I accept journals with different target audiences. : )
Especially LatinAmerican ones
Criteria are an essential component of any procedure for assessing merit. Research project report must satisfy the criteria. The outcome of the research project should be graded. What is procedure of disseminating the outcome of research project into the society? Who will take the responsibility for that? It might be more interesting if people can freely discuss without initial views. What is your opinion? The word is free!
Country like in India most of the farmers (85%) belong to small and marginal farmers and they are good contributor in the national agricultural production.but most the farmers don't adopt modern technology due to various reasons like cost expensive technology,lack of awarenes, illiteracy etc.
I would like to ask for your opinion on The Academic Times website / portal.
Recently, they contacted me to publish a short note about the research I'm doing. I noticed that the site is quite active on major social networks and describes research conducted by many leading research centers.
I wonder what is the reputation of this website and credibility. Do you know their business model? Actually, very little information about the company itself is available on their website.
Thank you for your help!
My apologies for cross-posting but this is an issue that is close to my heart. The University of Sheffield in their wisdom are proposing to close the Archaeology Department for the sole reason they are not making money!
The department has been a leading institute for prehistory research and has trained hundreds archaeologists in environmental archaeology and anthropology over the years. It is a vibrant community that has been reduced to 11 teaching staff but the University is run by accountants...
Please support our fellow archaeologists at Sheffield by signing this petition.
Also please disseminate this information through your networks. #SaveSheffieldArchaeology!
I will start my dissertation and my topic is Diabetes-Management typ 1 (challenges). But I must choose one specific group. Should I choose children (more education for family members/teachers) or adolescents (here I can focus on psychological problems too).
What are your opinions/experiences? Let me know about that :)
I'm starting to write in English by the Google translator because I don't know enough and that's why I write with the help of a translator.
I want to study C isotopic characteristics of carbonaceous matter in shale and sandstone samples. But facing problem in their separation. Can anyone suggest me a suitable technique? Please also suggest me some good literature on it.
What strategies do you use and believe to be most effective in communicating science to the general public?
Sometimes I use publishing in blogs and technical magazines, in addition to linking my latest publications in the signature of the emails. However, these methods seem to me to be ineffective.
In17th century Europe, long before the advent of academia whereby ideas are published in books and journals, ideas were disseminated by letter to already well known intellectuals. A.C. Grayling in The Age of Genius The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind (2016). According to Grayling, with the emergence of private postal services letters were regularly sent over long distances. A web of correspondence was established between savants, whose correspondence established their fame and their ideas. Grayling notes that the fame of Hobbes, Descartes, and Pascal were created in this fashion largely through their correspondence with Mersenne in Paris. Erasmus in the 16th century is known to have used the same method of publication.
Can sites like RG demonstrate the same service eventually providing a justified means of academic and scientistic dissemination of ideas.
If anyone is interesting to share your experience with me on application of Public Private Partnership Extension approaches for technology dissemination, input supply change, information management, Agricultural development project. please response
Disseminating your PhD dissertation.
I am working on publishing activity from my PhD thesis, for which I have carried out three different qualitative investigations.
I am extrapolating case studies and theoretical reflections to be employed in journal articles (of which two are already published, and one another is forthcoming). I am also thinking about book(s), but I don't consider my PhD thesis appropriate for a publication, just as it is. Nonetheless, I would like to share the manuscript with the academic community, as it is also enriched by a high-level graphic artwork designed by a fellow.
Do you consider Creative Common License a valuable way to share my PhD thesis without limiting its dissemination through articles and books?
Thanks for joining this thread.
I have developed a manual operated forward motion rice transplanter. Already evaluated in one field condition. Is it necessary to evaluate a developed technology in all soil condition for rectification before user level dissemination?
Governments and public health systems need accurate and agile information about the characteristics and behaviour of COVID-19 to respond to this ongoing public health emergency appropriately. Researchers, public health authorities, and the general public will benefit from reliable and expeditious data to evaluate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on health care systems and to plan for an appropriate policy response at all levels of government.Currently, governments and policymakers throughout the world are being forced to make decisions and take actions based on alternative mathematical models developed for other diseases and/or the experience of other countries in which the outbreak has been detected early and developed. In this situation, high-quality institutional-based datasets are the prerequisite of necessary analysis for public health, which is inherently a data-intensive domain. Effective data quality assessment in the data collection process would guarantee the concordant outcomes from different studies worldwide.
There are several institutional-based repositories of public health data with the capability of electronic data collection and dissemination such as the datasets of public health information systems (PHIS), with various data quality assessment methods and standards. However, poor data quality or coding errors in PHIS is not a new issue and can lead to inaccurate inferences of health interventions. For COVID-19, multi-source datasets of the “World Health Organization (WHO)”, “European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control” and “Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC)” are reputable references for global BI dashboards and academic research, comprising measures of confirmed, deaths, severe, suspected and recovered cases. These resources are widely used to monitor trends in the virus outbreak and assess the risks of the pandemic in several countries and regions.
In the just published paper
Ashofteh, Afshin and Bravo, Jorge M. ‘A Study on the Quality of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Official Datasets’. 1 Jan. 2020 : 1 – 11. (available at https://content.iospress.com/articles/statistical-journal-of-the-iaos/sji200674 or https://doi.org/10.3233/SJI-200674)
we analysed and compared the quality of official datasets available for COVID-19. We used comparative statistical analysis to evaluate the accuracy of data collection by a national (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and two international (World Health Organization; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) organisations based on the value of systematic measurement errors. We combined excel files, text mining techniques and manual data entries to extract the COVID-19 data from official reports and to generate an accurate profile for comparisons. The findings show noticeable and increasing measurement errors in the three datasets as the pandemic outbreak expanded and more countries contributed data for the official repositories, raising data comparability concerns and pointing to the need for better coordination and harmonized statistical methods. The study offers a COVID-19 combined dataset and dashboard with minimum systematic measurement errors, and valuable insights into the potential problems in using databanks without carefully examining the metadata and additional documentation that describe the overall context of data.
The dataset and dashboard are available at:
Ashofteh, Afshin; Bravo, Jorge (2020), “COVID-19 data set resulted from a study on the quality of Novel Corona-virus official datasets”, Mendeley Data, v1 https://dx.doi.org/10.17632/nw5m4hs3jr.1 with reference to dashboard. doi: 10.17632/nw5m4hs3jr.2, available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/nw5m4hs3jr.2
The description of the dataset comparisons provides valuable insights into the potential problems in using databanks that are the repository of information from many countries without carefully examining the metadata and additional documentation that describe the content and the overall context of data. Developing guidelines, standards, and ontologies for data documentation is crucial for researchers and policymakers in terms of understanding the context of data creation and collection. Moreover, the altering way in which confirmed cases and deaths have been classified in China points to similar problems which may arise in other countries which require a careful forensic analysis on a regular basis to understand how definitions are applied and to what extent data are comparable. There is a growing need for harmonization and standardization of the data gathering, reporting and data analysis processes.
Although this analysis is being conducted at a relatively early stage of the epidemics and, in the course of time, additional data sets have become available, the discussion on the identification of measurement errors remains timely, useful, and important.
Since highly-cited papers are mostly multi-authored, what reasons that enforces researchers to disseminate single-authored research articles? Are single-authored articles enforced by research institutions?
Thank you very much for sharing your opinions
Many a time agencies just after having some demonstrations at farmers field (even though), recommend or directly work for its dissemination. Shouldn't we pilot the full model/technology at representative sample agro ecology and then see its acceptance and local relevance.
Do you think a modern researcher should independently make efforts to spread awareness in the world around him about the results of his scientific activity?
If so, how much will it: a) contribute to his research activity, b) interfere with it? Is such an activity necessary for the researcher himself and the organization with which he is affiliated?
Is it possible (and how?), from your point of view, to organize this process effectively?
New Institute Proposed in India, IDDRI (Indian Disease Dissemination Research Institute). Some details are available at
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering - In the next month many professors are being challenged to move all classes online, including classes with Laboratory components. How do you teach someone to perform a titration experiment to determine solution pH over the internet? How do you have someone perform a 1-D collision experiment online? What about petri dish experiments on bacteria growth, or a Drosophila trait propagation breeding experiment?
An open forum such as this provides an opportunity for academics to share best practices for such a shift. It would be a terrible waste of resources for every professor, even every school, to try to develop a path forward in isolation. So what are some of the best ideas out there for distance learning with different laboratory classes? Are there resources readily available? Have there been case studies of this from which we all can learn?
(as a linear Q&A, this may not be the best format to capture and disseminate the information either, so pointers to better resources are also appreciated.)
Having worked on similar research for a long time I found it was feasible to disseminate the results in small-group sessions with policymakers as well as relevant enterprises. I am still working on the impacts of Energy procurement along the One Belt One Road.
If viewed from the purpose of a conference, which is to disseminate the results of research, this method will greatly reduce costs. However, when viewed from other purposes, perhaps a conference like this is lacking in meaning.
What is your opinion, and why?
Thank you for your attention and response.
You may be interested in the call for papers for the journal Sustainability, an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI and indexed by large databases (Impact Factor for 2018 is 2.592).
As Guest Editor, I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration and possible publication in a special issue on "Life Cycle Analysis and Urban Sustainability".
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31st August 2020.
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Feel free to disseminate this call for paper!
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Materials informatics is a field of study that applies the principles of informatics to materials science and engineering to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. This is an emerging field, with a goal to achieve high-speed and robust acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of diverse materials data with the goal of greatly reducing the time and risk required to develop, produce, and deploy a new materials, which generally takes longer than 20 years.[Source: Wikipedia.org]
Will digitalisation on conventional Materials science and engineering be through AI driven Materials Informatics?
my research partner and I are currently conducting a qualitative study on the voluntary and intended engagement of citizens or non-scientists in science.
We are currently searching for researchers who are willing to share their experiences on engaging citizens (or non-scientists) as research partners into their scientific study (beyond sensing tasks).
We would highly appreciate if you could share any contacts or hints, specifically if you know of any citizen science projects conducted at regional or national research institutes that would fit to our description. We are deeply thankful for any help!
Funding agencies increasingly ask for research dissemination plans, in particular in public health, and some require that a considerable amount of time in your project is solely dedicated to this activity. Yet I find it very hard to find good examples that could guide me in designing mine. Can anyone guide me on what are the common pitfalls, and what are the best approaches?
I am an IT graduate diploma student and I stumbled upon your project while looking for papers on Cultural and Architectural Heritage dissemination and I really loved the subject. I am currently writing a Literature Review on the subject and I am not quite sure if I know enough to tackle it.
What do you consider to be essential to know in order to do it properly?
Hi fellow researcher !!
I have planned to do some review about bacteriophage inside wastewater treatment plant. I was wondering if there is any evidence about bacteriophage specific which could infect and disseminate antibiotic resistance gene of enterococcus. If there any evidence other than enterococcus, it is fine to share it here.
Thank you !!
Does anyone have an idea of how to estimate sample size for dissemination study? Rogers talk about the critical mass and others state that critical mass is hard to estimate and often becomes apparent after the fact. But in dissemination and implementation study, how could you estimate the sample size if the total population you want to disseminate to is unknown?
I do find the theoretical and conceptual frameworks difficult to differentiate in the design of Dissemination and Implementation studies. I also find it difficult to choose between for example RE-AIM and CFIR.
a) Technology innovation?
b) Technology dissemination?
c) Technology adaptation?
Near my office I've observed this simple and smart technique by a gardener to save big amount of water for future generations.
Normally academic freedom constitute, with the autonomy and independence, the founding principles of the University, which enable it to fulfill its mission of higher education, develop freedom of thought and critical thinking, create, disseminate and transmit knowledge and forge talents. But, some researchers fear that academic freedom can be absolute privilege, conferred to academics.
As a recently published doctoral student, I have found it difficult to share my work with others as I am (obviously) unknown (yet, hopefully). I have used the standard social media route of sharing the links to your articles but I feel that there must be other creative ways to doing this.
One other method that I thought is useful is by using Kudos (https://link.growkudos.com/1jsw7cnzoxs) which is a fantastic way of accelerating your research impact by communicating your work using much simpler terms.
Do you have other strategies? I would love to hear about them.
I find that inequalities are increasing in the dissemination of knowledge due to the publication costs, despite the opportunities given by the plethora of journals. More specifically, what is the cost of knowledge? Is such a lucrative endeavor marginalizing the work and the thinking of brilliant minds who simply do not have the money resources to present their work? How can this inequality be resolved within the community of scholars and researchers?
In these days , there are about 2716 scientific journals which have been NAAS rated. I want to know that should a scientist Publish research work only in high NAAS rated journals or disseminate his observations/ data amongst the scientific community in an open accessed e journals as well.
The aim of the question is to collect broad reflections on the development of Design as a knowledge-creating discipline, especially on doctoral level research, and the internal or external factors that affect its impact.
It is common to publish researches that supports by a positive results, but can you rely on the dissemination of negative results also ? I am happy to see your opinions dears
Social and digital media advances are shaping how we search for, assimilate and disseminate information. PAREXEL and Wiley are partnering on a research project exploring how digital innovations and social media may transform medical publications in the future.
PAREXEL and Wiley seek opinions from anyone who reads, writes or helps develop medical publications. Your input would be extremely valued.
The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is 10 February 2019.
Have your say and take part at:
By participating in this survey, you acknowledge that your responses to the questions will be collated, analyzed and incorporated into a series of publications. All responses will remain anonymous.
We thank you for devoting your valuable time to support our research.
Systematic review is one of the means to synthesis and disseminate valuable policy recommendations on specific field. However, how can systematic review be used in areas with low literature for policy recommendations?
Dissemination of the principles of sustainable pro-ecological development of the global economy through education and social campaigns in the mass media
The aim of promoting the principles of sustainable pro-ecological development of the global economy should be to educate the society, including the broadcasting of social campaigns in the mass media.
Perhaps thanks to this, the significance and strength of specific barriers to the principle of sustainable development of the global economy will gradually decrease.
In view of the above, the current question is: Should the principles of sustainable pro-ecological development through education and mass media be promoted?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to scientific cooperation
Just want to know your opinion here at RG community. By publishing in a journal or by presenting in a research conference.
Traditional media in many countries is controlled by large media corporations and partly also by governments of individual countries.
In contrast, on the Internet, in addition to typical news portals, new media are developing, including social media portals and independent internet forums, where citizens unconnected with corporations and large media companies have the opportunity to publicly express themselves and make their views public.
In this way, the Internet enables the potential increase of the level of objectivity and independence of the media.
Thanks to this, the issue of information dissemination and exchange of views, debates with citizens can be of a more social, civic and objective nature.
In view of the above, I am asking you to answer the following question: Does the development of the Internet in your country increase the level of objectivity and independence of the media?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
I'm interested in the concepts from a variety of fields, which are either not understood (perhaps not so broadly disseminated) or that people misunderstand quite frequently, that you wish was better understood?
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video can be worth more. Short videos can be extremely useful to convey complex ideas. My group has created some for that very purpose:
What is YOUR favorite science video? Old or new, by you or someone else?
I have recently received an offer from https://medicineinnovates.com/ to highlight one of my papers. They asked for a reasonable fee to cover for the cost of writing the highlight in case I accepted and promised to send me the piece for review before publication. However, I have never heard about this publisher before, and I am aware of some publishers' predatory practices such as asking for additional "hidden" fees. Does anyone in this community have any experience with or well-informed opinions about this publisher's practices or reputability?
Science and knowledge production are at a difficult but an exciting juncture. This situation has vast implications for humanity’s survival and progress depending on how much we are able to change the course of scientific and technological application as tools for progress, not as masters to obey. What scientists know to be the current and (plausible) future state of affairs is not (popularly known to the masses. How do we engage society in disseminating various answers to the many complex, emerging questions about science and technology?
Your input is welcome.
Indicators of measuring effectiveness of warning system.
Medias of disseminating early warning messages.
Reasons for not responding evacuation order.
Local cooperation and coordination among public agencies, NGOs, volunteers, Fire service, Law enforcing agencies etc. during cyclone.
We assume, that we are not the first ones who are developing an interactive digital map table, that can be used to overlay and (at some point) easily integrate datasets for live negotiation and visually supported knowledge dissemination.
We developed a browser-based table application to create light-weight scenario-games incl. drawing functionality on the table and it can save projects/sessions to share good practices on one hand and to allow transparency in decision-making processes, on the other.
We would like to learn more from similar projects and from cities/planners that have such tools already in application or would like to share their thoughts, wishes and knowledge with us - or to join in for a future project!
Recently I was asked to create a video abstract to supplement a published paper. I think that this is a very nice way to help disseminate research to wider audiences, and it will probably become more commonplace in the future.
The problem is when I record myself speaking in this 'talking head' format, I feel completely ill-at-ease and I come across as totally wooden, and thus not particularly interesting or convincing.
Any advice for creating natural and engaging video abstracts (and similar) for those who aren't naturally photogenic?
I am curious how you view the importance or lack of importance of the Altmetric Score for the dissemination rate of your published article. Is it important or maybe useful or should researchers not even think of such a score?
Thanks for your feedback,.
The purpose of the Repository is to collect, store, disseminate and preserve the results of research conducted by researchers in the university community, providing greater visibility and dissemination of the scientific and intellectual knowledge generated at Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). The user can access for free: theses, dissertations, scientific articles, books, papers presented at events.
I have been asked to upload electronic copies of my publications. I would be more than happy to do so but I am not sure as to who owns the copyrights for most of these documents. As a reasearcher, I have the legal right to disseminate my publications for scholarly purposes to some of my peers but I am unsure as to the legal ramifications of more widespread availability. What are the legal issues involved here?
There are many heritage digitization projects, but I know of few open sources for the dissemination of surveys. Any suggestions?
I need to establish a animal model to investigate dormant DTC of breast cancer. I have come across some refs, find that MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-435 maybe the good choice. And some aricles said that the triple-negative breast cancer cells are OK. I want to ask anyone may be experienced in this field that which cell line do you prefer?
Is that OK to use 4T1 and Balb/c mice?
Architectural periodicals are becoming more specialized and, as a consequence of clearer publishing policies, they are being included in well-known academic databases and reaching better indexing. Traditionally architecture has been disseminated through either research journals or magazines, both being differently appreciated by scholars. Which are your reference periodicals and why?
I am currently conducting individual innovativeness questionnaire. Who would like to collaborate with me on this?
I am attaching the link to the online form of the questionnaire, hope I can get responses from all here. Also, can you help me disseminate this link? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxLAo9wSdwCyb01xrLpBWXia5IdNpDYZbwLJhb3j6RCgIZuw/viewform
Thanks a lot. Madamo nga Salamat!
Most of the time one may use an email or the likes to disseminate a so called coupon or link into KAP based study so that it can be done at one's own free time
However how do we remove a response that is done to contaminate the data? Do we only rely on good faith of the responders or...