Open Access, Data Capitalism and Academic Publishing
There is a significant discrepancy between the reality of academic publishing and the optimism of politicians and science functionaries who praise Open Access as a panacea for all the ills afflicting science culture.
A new article shows that women more often apply gender perspectives in their research. A diverse research group leads to better and more accurate knowledge about the world, according to Mathias Wullum Nielsen.
Although the #MeToo movement does not give a complete picture of how the problem manifests in working life and other environments, this author believes that it can have a preventive effect in some cases.
Why Every Researcher Should Care About Open Citations
What happens when you cite someone’s research? Have you ever wondered what happens with citation data that you produce and how it is being used by others? Citation data is not released automatically - by default the references are hidden from the public eye and can only be obtained from Crossref with specific consent from the publisher.
With 11 February marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female physicists, engineers and computer scientists from CERN and from Fermilab share their experiences of building a career in science.
Climate skeptics, conspiracy theorists, and the anti-immunization movement are on the rise. At the same time, fraudulent research and issues with the replicability of scientific results prompt the question if science is still a reliable source for political decision-making.
China's Basic Science Research Funding Doubles in 5 Years
The percentage of funding for basic science R&D in the central government's total financial input in science and technology has reached the level of developed countries, according to an official overseeing resource allocation and management at the ministry.
Hypothesis and the Center for Open Science Collaborate on Annotation
To enable peer feedback, collaboration and transparency in scientific research practices, Hypothesis and the Center for Open Science (COS) are announcing a new partnership to bring open annotation to Open Science Framework (OSF) Preprints and the 17 community preprint servers hosted on OSF.
Physics Professor Selected as AAAS President-Elect
Steven Chu, former secretary of energy, professor of physics at Stanford University and Nobel Laureate, has been chosen as the president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).