Open Access to Scientific Articles: A Review of Benefits and Challenges
The different options to achieve open access, whether by journals changing their revenue structures from subscription to publishing charges, or authors utilizing a number of options for posting open access versions of article manuscripts in repositories.
Over 600 Springer Nature Journals Commit to New Data Sharing Policies
More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies.
This paper presents a novel model of science funding that exploits the wisdom of the scientific crowd. Each researcher receives an equal, unconditional part of all available science funding on a yearly basis, but is required to individually donate to other scientists a given fraction of all they receive. Science funding thus moves from one scientist to the next in such a way that scientists who receive many donations must also redistribute the most. As the funding circulates through the scientific community it is mathematically expected to converge on a funding distribution favored by the entire scientific community. This is achieved without any proposal submissions or reviews.