The systematic replication of other researchers’ work should be a normal part of science. That is the main message of the Academy advisory report ‘Replication studies – Improving reproducibility in the empirical sciences’, published on 15 January 2018.
Modelling Science Trustworthiness Under Publish or Perish Pressure
Analysis suggesting that trustworthiness of published science in a given field is influenced by false positive rate, and pressures for positive results. We find decreasing available funding has negative consequences for resulting trustworthiness, and examine strategies to combat propagation of irreproducible science.
When Evaluating Research, Different Metrics Tell Us Different Things
Metrics from different sources are compared in two studies published as preprints. The research indicated that altmetrics, as currently framed, are significantly weaker indicators of research quality - as measured by expert peers’ assessments - than traditional metrics.
What Makes Academic Careers Less Insecure? The Role of Individual-Level Antecedents
Paper advising universities to provide early-career researchers with temporal space for research and networking, facilitate stays at other universities, inform them about career success factors, and tailor faculty development programmes to the distinct stages of academic careers.
Open Access Levels: A Quantitative Exploration Using Web of Science and oaDOI Data
Using newly available open access status data, year-on-year open access levels are explored across research fields, languages, countries, institutions, funders and topics, and the resulting patterns are related to disciplinary, national and institutional contexts.