Automatic Jargon Identifier for Scientists Engaging with the Public
Scientists are required to communicate science and research not only to other experts in the field, but also to scientists and experts from other fields, as well as to the public and policymakers. One fundamental suggestion when communicating with non-experts is to avoid professional jargon.
How Articles Get Noticed and Advance the Scientific Conversation
The good news is you’ve published your manuscript! The bad news? With two million other new research articles likely to be published this year, you face steep competition for readers, downloads, citations and media attention.
Conflicts of Interest in GM Bt Crop Efficacy and Durability Studies
An analysis focusing on the efficacy or durability of GM Bt crops and ties between the researchers carrying out these studies and the GM crop industry showing that ties between researchers and the GM crop industry were common, with 40% of the articles considered displaying conflicts of interest (COI).
Twitter Predicts Citation Rates of Ecological Research
Twitter activity is a more important predictor of citation rates than 5-year journal impact factor. Moreover, Twitter activity is not driven by journal impact factor; the ‘highest-impact’ journals were not necessarily the most discussed online.