” Research Square, the company behind the world’s fastest-growing preprint platform, is partnering with Dimensions to provide early citation data on preprints. The Dimensions Badge will now display on all Research Square preprints that have been cited and will provide 4 different types of data: the total citations, most recent citations, Field Citation Ratio (FCR), and Relative Citation Ratio (RCR)….”
“Publishers and researchers are placing greater emphasis on the practice of reproducibility as an essential ingredient of the scientific research process. Critical to the issue of reproducibility is the taxonomy used to define the various levels of reproducibility, and agreement on a standardized badging scheme that can be applied in the publishing process (and perhaps used as a currency in the academic rewards culture). As reproducibility begins to spread across the scholarly publishing landscape, recommended badging schemes and the related taxonomies are developing on an ad hoc basis—creating a need for some standardization.
Recognizing that reproducibility standards can vary across disciplines, this effort will focus on standardization across the Computational and Computing Sciences, although adoption by other disciplines would be encouraged….”
“This project seeks to engage the student community in activities that will maximise the reach of their work and embrace contemporary developments in scholarly communication via the facilitation of a Student Open Access Project, or SOAPBOX for short. Students participating in this project will receive recognition for their participation on this programme materialising in the award of a ‘Certificate in Scholarly Communication’ from the Office of the Dean of Research. …”