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 Volume 11, Issue 2— March 2018

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#TheTweetingBird: The Rise and Impact of Social Media in Ornithology
by Steve Dudley

Article title: "#TheTweetingBird: The Rise and Impact of Social Media in Ornithology"
Author: Steve Dudley
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 2
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.1

The Chief Operations Officer at the British Ornithologists’ Union looks at how a learned society promotes the use of social media within its own sector, how social media contributes to the Altmetric Attention Score (AAS) of their research articles, which platforms are significant contributors, and how the AAS is linked to increased citations within ornithology.


It’s Time to Change the Future of Peer Review
by Jo Wilkinson

Article title: "It’s Time to Change the Future of Peer Review"
Author: Jo Wilkinson
Publication date:  March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 6
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.2

Peer review needs to be brought up to date; the incentives and tools that drive it are lagging. More transparency and greater recognition, training, and communication tools will help scale peer review to cope with the highly competitive world we live in.


The Managing Educators: Universal Design for Learning as a
Guide for Managing Editors

by Shaun M. Smith, MA 

Article title: "The Managing Educators: Universal Design for Learning as a Guide for Managing Editors"
Author: Shaun M. Smith, MA
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 9
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.3

Managing Editors sometimes play the role of educators. Shaun Smith offers thoughts on how can they instruct their editors, societies, and publishers on practices and workflows that improve journal submission quality.


Author Management: Where and Why It Matters for Your Journal
by Danielle Padula

Article title: "Author Management: Where and Why It Matters for Your Journal"
Author: Danielle Padula
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 12
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.4

Danielle Padula describes how to support authors at every stage.


What It’s Like to Work in a Lab
b
y Jodi Harrell

Article title: "What It’s Like to Work in a Lab"
Author: Jodi Harrell
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 14
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.5

Read a recap of a fascinating panel discussion from a recent meeting of The North Carolina Research Triangle Park (RTP) Area Local Group of ISMTE.


Nothing Is Entirely Useless
b
y Nick Rushby

Article title: "Nothing Is Entirely Useless"
Author: Nick Rushby
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Volume 11, Issue 2, page 16
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.18243/eon/2018.11.2.6

Nick Rushby explains how even predatory journals and conferences can sometimes yield worthwhile results.


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