Monday, March 17, 2014

Faculty in Higher Education Salary Survey 2014

CUPAHR, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, has released its latest faculty salary survey: Salaries of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty at 4-Year Colleges, 2013-14
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about it and the interactive table on their website.
"Research universities are doctorate-granting institutions that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified as having either high or very high research activity."

The top three disciplines with the highest salaries are respectively Legal Profession, Business and Engineering.

Read the Executive Summary for methodology and a list of participating institutions.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ISNI: International Standard Name Identifier

Author name disambiguation has become increasingly important with the rise of bibliometrics.

This article/interview from the Scholarly Kitchen by Todd Carpenter explains the goal of ISNI: the International Standard Name Identifier initiative and its relationship with the existing ORCID (see this post).

Monday, March 3, 2014

Academic publishers remove fake papers from journals

Following revelations from French researcher Cyril LabbĂ©, well-known editors such as IEEE or Springer had to remove conference proceeding papers created using SCIgen, a MIT-developed tool that creates computer-generated academic articles.

Read article in Nature: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Cyril LabbĂ© has developed a tool to help identify papers authored via SCIen.