July 2023 Scholarly Communications Round-up

Learn more about text and data mining, updated JCR scores, and the new NISO Standard for Peer Review.

Text and Data Mining

A new library guide for Text and Data Mining (TDM) is available. Becker Library has agreements with vendors and publishers for subscribed library resources such as journals and databases. Some agreements allow for TDM projects by authorized researchers on campus. The guide contains information for researchers who are interested in TDM projects.

2022 Journal Citation Reports (2023 release)

Clarivate Analytics recently released the 2023 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The 2023 release of Journal Citation Reports extends the Journal Impact Factor™ (JIF™) to all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals, including those indexed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index™ (AHCI) and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI) which includes 21,500 journals.


NISO Peer Review Terminology Standard

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) recently announced the publication of the Peer Review Terminology Standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.106-2023). The new standard offers a simplified terminology that will make the peer review process more transparent to authors, reviewers, and readers across the journals that adopt it. A shared set of definitions will also enable the community to compare peer review processes across publications more easily.



Pain E. How academia is exploring new approaches for evaluating researchers. Science. June 29, 2023.

Yeh EA, Giovannoni G, Hawkes C, Levy M, Lechner-Scott J. Equity, diversity and inclusion in academic publishing: Can we move the needle? Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2023 May;73:104749. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2023.104749. Epub 2023 May 6. PMID: 37216723.

Moustafa K. Preserve cultural diversity in author names. Nature. 2023 Jun;618(7964):238. doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01852-x. PMID: 37280287.

Brainard, J. Fake scientific papers are alarmingly common. Science. May 9, 2023.

Garfinkel S, Alam S, Baskin P, et al. Enhancing Partnerships of Institutions and Journals to Address Concerns About Research Misconduct: Recommendations From a Working Group of Institutional Research Integrity Officers and Journal Editors and Publishers. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 1;6(6):e2320796. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.20796. PMID: 37378978.

Lee DJ, Stvilia B, Ha S, Hahn D. The structure and priorities of researchers’ scholarly profile maintenance activities: A case of institutional research information management system. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2023. 74(2), 186– 204. doi: 10.1002/asi.24721.

Scholarly Kitchen. SSP Conference Debate: AI and the Integrity of Scholarly Publishing. June 27, 2023.