RedLink Team attending Frankfurt Book Fair 2015! standard

Hello Everyone! RedLink will be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place from Oct 8th to Oct 12th, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. And we are looking forward to meeting you and exploring how RedLink can be a tool to help you meet your sales and marketing objectives. This year, RedLink will be represented by Deepika Bajaj.  Deepika is the Vice President of Publisher Relations.  To arrange a meeting or request a demo, simply pick a date here, and we will be in touch with you over email to set a time. We look forward to meeting you!

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Latest Trends in Research (Part 2) standard

In our previous blog post, we explained how different factors are making research much more adaptable and responsive. Here are some more ways how research is advancing. Mobile Research Our phones have become far more important to us than they ever were. From acting as our schedulers, alarm clocks, financial management tools, to our social media handles – the capabilities of smartphones opens many opportunities. As a result, mobile ethnography has become a pivotal aspect of research. With compressed timelines and lower costs – mobile research allows video chat, polls, and other tools. Overall, this entire process provides a less costly and efficient process than on-site practices. Social Media Just like our smartphones, social media has become a major part ...

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Kent Anderson Joins RedLink as Chief Executive Officer image

RedLink is delighted to announce the appointment of Kent R. Anderson as its new Chief Executing Officer effective from April 4, 2016. Kent brings in years of experience in the publishing space and is a name to reckon with in the industry. You can find the press release of the announcement here. Kent is a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen, and a member of the Journal Oversight Committee of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He was formerly a publisher at AAAS/Science, guiding it through its first acquisition in decades and secure Board approval for two new journal launches. Prior to that, Anderson was the CEO and Publisher of The Journal ...

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Trends in Research image

In academic publishing, we have all seen the major transitions that have taken place in the industry over the last couple of years. From the need to become more data-oriented to becoming more adaptable with social  media, scholarly publishing is progressing to more personalized as well as efficient approaches. However, many overlook the fact that such trends also have a vital impact on research as well. With research being an immensely important process for academia, we explore some of the trends we have observed. Increasing Role of Technology As the number of research facilities increase, various technological trends are consistently present as well. Softwares are becoming a crucial aspect of research. On average, majority research facilities have at least three ...

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RedLink Develops the Most Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Academic Taxonomy in Collaboration with iSchool image

Silicon Valley startup RedLink, a business intelligence solution provider for academic publishers, didn’t have to look far when it needed specialists to carry out in-depth research into the structure and scope of academic disciplines and to develop a comprehensive and hierarchical taxonomy. RedLink put together a team of experts led by Dr. Virginia Tucker, a leader in online asynchronous LIS (Library Information Science) education, and lecturer at San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool), to develop the most comprehensive taxonomy of academic disciplines. This new classification system now covers the widest range of academic disciplines that provide RedLink an ability to develop new products and solutions for the scholarly publishing world. To read the full press release, click here ...

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How Does Blogging Impact Scholarly Publishing? Part 2 image

In our previous blog, we explained how blogging is impacting scholarly publishing. From increased visibility to spreading ideas, blogging has a vital effect on academic publishers. We further impact the influence of blogging on academia. Enhancing Scholarly Collaboration One of the most effective uses for blogging is that it facilitates scholarly collaboration. Blogging facilitates the process of promoting research, collaborative writing, and social networking for academic scholars. Advances in web technologies have increased outreach for blogs and have enabled the technical procedures for researchers to collaborate. By improving scholarly collaboration, blogging benefits the industry as a whole. Frederick Stutzman, a technology researcher, argues that blog are not that different from other communication tools. He explained that blogs are just a ...

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How Does Blogging Impact Scholarly Publishing? image

We are all familiar with blogging. While some of us blog about our thoughts and personal experiences, others use blogging to stay engaged with their specific interests. However, many overlook the importance of blogging for academia. Geeta Dayal, a reporter for Village Voice, questioned, “Imagine if the great thinkers of the past could have blogged, bouncing ideas off each other in rapid-fire debates across borders? Would it have led to an intellectual utopia or total chaos?” Despite many skeptics questioning its authenticity or proponents praising its audience reach, blogging has a strong impact on academic publishing. Proliferation of New Thoughts and Ideas There are many reasons for academic publishers to blog. However, the excitement and engagement of spreading new, unfiltered ...

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Understanding Altmetrics – Part 2 image

In our previous blog, we explained altmetrics providing insight for a journal’s impact through various factors including citations, number of views, social media engagement, and recommendations. Along with understanding insights, it is also vital to evaluate the practical uses of altmetrics. Funding Altmetrics have been considered immensely beneficial for encouraging funding for specific research projects. By providing insights on the discussions and interest regarding specific projects, funders are able to understand the exact outreach of their potential project. The authors of the PLoS Biology paper have stated, “Altmetrics offer research funders greater intelligence regarding the use and reuse of research, both among traditional academic audiences and stakeholders outside of academia”, ground with an example. Impact for Researchers Altmetrics have been ...

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Understanding Altmetrics image

Regardless of the industry, metrics are always essential tools in monitoring progress, growth, interest, and potential. In our previous blog, we discussed how scholarly publishing benefits from metrics such as abstracts, denials, usage, sessions, and full texts. However, in the academic publishing industry, altmetrics are alternative metrics which are used instead of traditional citation impact metrics. Altmetrics measure the impact of work through citation counts, article views, downloads, data referrals, and social media mentions. Websites, universities, funders, researchers, and publishers are increasingly using altmerics for their own specific purposes. Categories of Altmetrics Altmetrics are increasingly becoming vital to measure impact and have a broad range of metrics. ImpactStory and Public Library of Science. have used five classifications of altmetrics. 1) ...

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