Join us for the Clarivate Analytics
2018 Publisher Forum

Thank you to all those who attended this year's Publisher Forum! You can read the recap blog post here, and download each of the session presentations below.

  • Fake Peer Review: What We’ve Learned at Retraction Watch
  • Keynote speaker: Ivan Oransky
    In 2012, Retraction Watch was first to report on a case of fake peer review. In what struck us as a brazen bit of deception, a researcher had managed to peer review 28 of his own papers. Since then, more than 500 papers have been retracted because they were accepted based on similar schemes. In this talk, drawing from our database of more than 16,000 retractions, I’ll describe how these schemes work, where the cases are coming from, and what publishers are doing to prevent such fraud. I’ll also put retractions for fake peer review in the context of what we’ve learned about retractions in general.

    About our speaker: Ivan Oransky, MD, is Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, and co-founder of Retraction Watch. He previously was global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association and has written for numerous publications, including Nature, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Oransky is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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  • Scientific and Academic Research (SAR) at Clarivate Analytics
  • A review of the structure and goals of Clarivate as a whole, with emphasis on the newly expanded and refocused Scientific and Academic Research (SAR) division, the home of Web of Science, InCites, Publons, and ScholarOne, among other products and services.

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  • Web of Science and ISI: The Year in Review and The Year Ahead
  • In 2017 Clarivate devoted significant time and resources to developing the Web of Science platform – acquiring more content, displaying it more clearly, and improving discoverability. Chris will provide an overview of key initiatives both achieved and in progress, and Nandita will review our restoration of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

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  • Content Discovery: Data-Driven, Partner-Focused, and User-Friendly
  • Don will provide details on our partnership with ImpactStory and open access transparency in Web of Science. Tilla will review the added discoverability of the expanded ESCI; our initiatives to add “Early Access” articles to Web of Science; and our expanding XML indexing capabilities. Megan will cover the specifics of our Data Citation Index, including current offerings and in-progress enhancements.

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  • Data Science & Research Analytics for Publishers
  • Members of the InCites and JCR teams will show and share analytic use cases and take questions from attendees.

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  • Pathways of Journal Selection and Content Curation
  • Web of Science editors will take questions and review the journal evaluation and selection process, focused on ESCI’s three-year growth (2015-17) and 2018 content curation across journal indices, particularly the Core Collection (SCIE, SSCI, AHCI, ESCI) and the specialist indices (BIOSIS, Zoological Record). The session will generally cover editorial selection for journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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Event details


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


8:00 am – 6:00 pm


Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 N 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

A limited number of rooms are available at the Sheraton at a rate of $159 for March 19 for Publisher Forum participants available on a first-come-first-serve basis. To take advantage of this rate, reserve a room by February 20, 2018 by calling 1-800-325-3535. Identify that you are part of the Clarivate Analytics event, as well as your arrival and departure dates.

Session topics include:

  • Peer Review Ethics and Research Integrity
  • Scientific and Academic Research (SAR) at Clarivate Analytics
  • Web of Science: Year in Review and Year Ahead
  • Content Discovery: Data-Driven, Partner-Focused, and User-Friendly
  • Data Science and Research Analytics
  • Pathways of Journal Selection and Content Delivery

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