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Now that the major players have agreed to the giant European Open Science Cloud, it’s time to get the project moving.
How retractions and peer-review problems are exploited to attack science.
As the number of publishers that choose profit over ethics grows, find out how to avoid their scams and support organizations promoting best practices in scholarly communication.
His experiences on a panel reviewing Canadian grant allocation has convinced Jonathan Grant that the evidence base for current practice needs serious reinforcement.
Louis Pasteur was a scientific giant of the nineteenth century, but, as Joseph Gal asks, was his most famouscontribution to the understanding of chemistry — chirality — influenced more by his artistic talents?
Why do we need middlemen in academia in the era of electronic publishing?
Or why we should choose what to fund at random.
It is surely misguided for funding agencies — for instance, the Swiss National Science Foundation — to prohibit the use of commercial data platforms by grant-holders.
This article is a first-hand account of Jeffrey Beall’s work identifying and listing predatory publishers from 2012 to 2017.
Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.
Things that haven’t worked for decades in the space are starting to work; and we are going beyond just tools and embedded functions.
Funding research solely on the basis of excellence ignores the crucial role science plays in improving local economies and societies
The author of a new study of biomedical funding explains why he’s optimistic about young scientists’ futures.
How academic publishing may change in the years to come.
Peer review recognition company Publons is set to expand under new owners. Could this boost peer review and stop it being seen as an onerous, thankless task?
B.S. expressed as data is relatively new outside scientific circles.
Confidential feedback from many interacting reviewers can help editors make better, quicker decisions.
Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields – but how do we make sure it behaves morally?
Completing two graduate degrees can offer great flexibility.
Learned societies used to be seen as the guardians of academic prestige. They should act on that moral authority and reclaim their oversight of peer review, says Aileen Fyfe