UCL Launches Open Access Megajournal to Help Solve the World’s Biggest Challenges
UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Our organisations have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form the basis of the criteria by which suitability for membership is assessed.
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.
Nobel Laureates and the Economic Impact of Research: A Case Study
We ran data on the scientific publications of 37 laureates of the Nobel prizes in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry. The results showed that those laureates have produced knowledge that has been taken up in innovation more widely than the work of the average US or world scientist.
Pre-print Open Access Site arXiv Surpasses Billion Download Mark
The pre-print database for scientists to test the peer-review waters was set up in 1991 as a relatively simple electronic bulletin board on a single computer. Twenty-six years later, the site arXiv.org has surpassed a full billion downloads of papers and receives more than 10 million submissions each month.