If you are reading this you will have noticed that our website has been redesigned and brought up-to-date making it even easier for researchers and librarians to use our tools and resources on how to avoid predatory publishing.
In 2021, the TCS Committee approved the budget to modernise the website, this was especially important because the usage of our resources and requests for more translated versions is on the rise.
We have made some major changes to the site to improve accessibility and user experience, and to make it easier to find our resources. There is improved navigation and the site works on all screen sizes. Whether a user wants to check if the journal they are considering is the right for their research, or if a book publisher is suitable, they will quickly find the right checklist.
Our users who come from all over the world can now easily find translations in their local language. The journals checklist is translated into 44 languages and the books and chapters checklist into 13 languages.
The checklists are now interactive. Users can check the checklist questions when their answers are positive. So that researchers can share their results with co-authors, and they can now download their results. To help take the TCS message with you, users can also download a template checklist in English so they can use it offline.
The resource section has a useful explanation about predatory publishing. There are also practical explanations about peer review, metrics, copyright and licensing, and preservation.
The news section not only includes updates and information about coming events but also our blogs. This year, our guest bloggers, Ellie Downes from Swansea University and Iratxe Puebla, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community at ASAPbio have shared their tips and useful advice with us.
Let us know what you think
Please do contact us if you have any suggestions for further improvements. If you’d like to help us to get the message out more widely and can translate Think. Check. Submit. into your own language, do get in touch with us, either by email or via Twitter.