The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform
This study by the National Association of Scholars examines the different aspects of the reproducibility crisis of modern science. The report also includes a series of policy recommendations, scientific and political, for alleviating the reproducibility crisis.
For a period of almost 3 years, the OpenAIRE2020 project has run - on behalf of the European Commission - a pilot to fund post-grant Open Access publication of research outputs arising from projects financed under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
Knowledge Sharing in Global Health Research - the Impact, Uptake and Cost of Open Access to Scholarly Literature
This study aims to assess the use, cost and impact of open access diffusion in the context of global health research. Although OA does not ensure full knowledge transfer from research to practice, limiting public access can negatively impact implementation and outcomes of health policy and reduce public understanding of health issues.
Unlocking the Open - Europe PMC Integrates with Unpaywall
Europe PMC, one of the largest free online open access repositories in the life sciences, has teamed up with Unpaywall to unlock even more content for their users (the SNSF is a Europe PMC funding group member).
What Are the Ten Most Cited Sources on Wikipedia? Let's Ask the Data.
Understanding the provenance of information used by Wikipedians, also allows us to lift a veil on its gaps - the types of sources, languages, and perspectives - that are not represented, which in turn can inform community efforts to improve coverage in underserved content areas.
Elsevier Launches Mendeley Data to Manage Entire Lifecycle of Research Data
Elsevier has launched Mendeley Data, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help universities and researchers manage, share and showcase their research data. With Mendeley Data, researchers can safely record and share research data while improving its reuse via publication, while universities can showcase institutional outputs and improve their collaboration rate.
To Steal or Not to Steal? Could Sci-Hub Change the Publishing Industry?
Elsevier, a major scientific publisher, has a 36 percent profit margin - bigger than Apple, Amazon, and Google. And it's just one of many. But Sci-Hub could change all that by releasing every article for free.