Inequality in Knowledge Production: The Integration of Academic Infrastructure by Big Publishers
The implications of a simultaneous redirection of the big publishers' business strategy towards open access business models and the acquisition of scholarly infrastructure utilizing the conceptual framework of rent-seeking theory.
A Look Inside Chan Zuckerberg, the Philanthropic Project Funded by Billions in Facebook Stock Sales
Two years after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced an audacious plan to use their Facebook fortune to try and end disease in their children's lifetime, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has ballooned to 250 people.
58 Organizations Gather to Workshop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools
86 people from 58 different organizations gathered in Berkeley, CA and remotely to attend the first workshop convened by the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools, to develop a common vision, user stories, and roadmap to support open science research workflows, and better coordinate work across the community of open science projects.
Half of European Clinical Trials Haven’t Reported Results
EU rules say clinical trial results must be reported onto the EU register for every trial there within 12 months of the end of the trial, yet no one has ever been sanctioned for breaking the European rules. European academic institutes are lagging far behind companies in complying with the reporting rules.
Fitbit's 150 Billion Hours of Heart Data Reveal Secrets About Health
Fitibit's wristbands have collected 150 billion hours' worth of heart-rate data from people around the world. For the first time, the company offered a look inside that data, to see how lifestyle, location, age, and gender affects our health and longevity.
The Serbian Government has adopted a national policy mandating open access (OA) to all publications resulting from publicly-funded research in Serbia. The policy, titled the Open Science Platform, was introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), the main funder for research in Serbia, in July 2018. EIFL welcomes the adoption of the policy, which makes a major contribution to improving visibility and discoverability of Serbian research outputs.
Do You Need a Science Degree to Be a Science Reporter?
Journalists covering crime or education are not typically expected to have a degree in those subjects. But science journalism is often considered a more technical and knowledge-heavy beat. This article examines advantages and drawbacks of becoming a science reporter from a variety of backgrounds.