Article suggesting that positive feedback in funding may be a key mechanism through which money is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few extremely successful scholars, but also that the origins of emergent distinction in scientists' careers may be of an arbitrary nature. (The article is closed access and requires a subscription to view the full text legally.)
Scientists' Early Grant Success Fuels Further Funding
A new paper suggests that positive feedback in funding may be a key mechanism through which money is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few extremely successful scholars, but also that the origins of emergent distinction in scientists' careers may be of an arbitrary nature.
A Remedy for Broken Science, or an Attempt to Undercut It?
Reproducibility issues pose serious challenges for scientific communities. But what happens when those issues get picked up by political activists? A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis in science. Not everyone views the group’s motives as pure.
Open Science Conference 2018: Going into practice!
The latest developments in science policy, hands-on examples from scientific communities as well as current developments in FAIR Data in the field of research data management. This is what was on offer at the Open Science Conference from 13 to 14 March 2018 in Berlin.
An Empirical Study of the per Capita Yield of Science Nobel Prizes: Is the US Era Coming to an End?
For the USA, the entire history of science Noble prizes is described on a per capita basis to an astonishing accuracy by a single large productivity boost decaying at a continuously accelerating rate since its peak in 1972.
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Announce New Cooperation to Make It Easier to Navigate the Sharing of Academic Journal Articles
Springer Nature and ResearchGate, along with Cambridge University Press and Thieme, will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.
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.
Dimensions: Re-Discovering the Ecosystem of Scientific Information
Study aims to provide a detailed description of the free version of Dimensions (the new bibliographic database produced by Digital Science). An analysis of its coverage is carried out (comparing it Scopus and Google Scholar) in order to determine whether the bibliometric indicators offered by Dimensions have an order of magnitude significant enough to be used.
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).
By making science readily available to any viewer, researchers can reach people who are interested in science but can’t read original manuscripts in a journal for whatever reason. If you don’t believe me, just ask my mum.