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Scientific communities: Build your own

Scientific communities: Build your own | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Learned societies and online platforms can be great ways to develop a mutually beneficial network, say panellists at the 2015 Naturejobs Career Expo in London. (...) - Naturejobs, by Julie Gould & guest contributor Paul Brack, 07 October 2015
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What is an Academic Journal?

What is an Academic Journal? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

We spend much time these days wondering when the academic journal as we know it will cease to exist. Opinions on the future of journals vary widely. There are those who say it will live forever and others who see the journal as an ugly reminder of the sins of big publishers – exploitative vehicles for dragging a profit from those who can’t afford to pay. (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by Robert Harington, october 6 2015

 

 

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Research is not the only path to academic success

Research is not the only path to academic success | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

xCo-founder of investment firm says that more early career academics should be encouraged to think about the entrepreneurial route. (...) - Times Higher Education, by John Elmes, October 1, 2015

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Science must prepare for impact

To maintain public support, researchers need to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of society and politicians, warns Guy Poppy. (...) - Nature, by Guy Poppy, 30 September 2015

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The Global Gold Open Access "Flip": A Realistic Plan or Magical Thinking?

The Global Gold Open Access "Flip": A Realistic Plan or Magical Thinking? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Is a flip to a Gold OA world as easy as a recent paper suggests?

 

As long as there has been open access (OA), there has been talk of a global “flip” of research journals away from the subscription business model. The difficulties in coordinating an enormous number of stakeholders with different interests have continued to make this unlikely. However, a recent paper from the Max Planck Digital Library claiming that, “An internationally concerted shifting of subscription budgets is possible at no financial risk, maybe even at lower overall costs,” has once again fueled talk of a flip. Has this paper discovered a golden ticket to global OA sustainability, or is it based on flawed assumptions? (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by David Crotty, Sep 24, 2015

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‘Overflow’ of new research ‘erodes trust between scientists’

‘Overflow’ of new research ‘erodes trust between scientists’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Peer review system ‘lacks capacity’ to deal with ‘flood’ of new papers, meaning some could be unjustly dismissed (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, September 24, 2015

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[Europe] 150 shortlisted for EC’s science advisory group

More than 150 names have been put forward for membership of the high level group of scientific advisors being created under a new system for providing independent scientific advice in European Commission, or EC, policy-making. (...)  - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 19 September 2015 Issue No:382

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Interdisciplinary research by the numbers

Interdisciplinary research by the numbers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
An analysis reveals the extent and impact of research that bridges disciplines.

 

Interdisciplinary work is considered crucial by scientists, policymakers and funders — but how widespread is it really, and what impact does it have? Scholars say that the concept is complex to define and measure, but efforts to map papers by the disciplines of the journals they appear in and by their citation patterns are — tentatively — revealing the growth and influence of interdisciplinary research. (...) - Nature, by Richard Van Noorden, 16 September 2015

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[Denmark] Ministers impose four years of cuts on universities

Universities face a 2% cut in their budget every year over the next four years, following an announcement by Minister of Children, Education and Gender Equality Ellen Trane Nørby and Minister of Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen that the Danish education sector will no longer be ring-fenced in government budgets.(...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 04 September 2015 Issue No:380

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New education think tank wants research to drive U.S. policy

New education think tank wants research to drive U.S. policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Linda Darling-Hammond aims to spur new debate over school reform.

 

The United States conducts more education research than any other country. But that output hasn’t translated into a world-class education system. Now, a prominent academic has formed a California-based think tank with the goal of improving that sorry record by putting research results to better use. (...) - Science, by Jeff Mervis, 4 September 2015

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[Canada] L'importance de la recherche

[Canada] L'importance de la recherche | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les signataires interpellent les partis politiques fédéraux pour obtenir un engagement à mieux financer la recherche.

Les trois conseils de recherche canadiens, composés des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), du Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie (CRSNG) et du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH), procurent annuellement plus de 2,8 milliards de dollars pour soutenir la recherche canadienne. Toutefois, nous croyons que les conseils de recherche ont besoin de davantage de financement. (...) - La Presse, 18/05/2015

 

 

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Revisiting: Is Access to the Research Paper the Same Thing as Access to the Research "Results"?

Revisiting: Is Access to the Research Paper the Same Thing as Access to the Research "Results"? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Is access to the research paper really the same thing as access to the research results themselves? Are funding agencies creating a false equivalency by confusing the two? And does this confusion favor researchers in some fields over others? (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by David Crotty, August 11, 2015

 

 

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Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants

Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Representative Lamar Smith may be among the least popular members of Congress with social scientists. As chair of the House science committee, the Texas Republican has pushed legislation that would result in significantly lower funding levels for social science research supported by the National Science Foundation, and he has repeatedly questioned grants in social science disciplines.(...) - InsideHigherEd, by Scott Jaschik, August 3, 2015

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[China] Academics and students march in Hong Kong against 'Beijing crackdown'

[China] Academics and students march in Hong Kong against 'Beijing crackdown' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

More than 1,000 join silent protest after university council blocks appointment of professor with ties to umbrella movement (...) - The Guardian, Tom Philips, 6 Octobre 2015

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MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research

MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Money to be set aside for ‘blue skies’ fundamental research.

 

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in supporting “risky” research that might otherwise not be funded.

The two institutions will initially contribute $300,000 (£200,000) to spark collaborations between their academics, and have said they will invest more if the fund succeeds.

The MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will cover small-scale experiments that are “early-stage, risky and ‘blue skies’”, an announcement from Imperial said today. (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 5 2015

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Study finds eightfold rise in ‘predatory’ journal papers

Study finds eightfold rise in ‘predatory’ journal papers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Majority of academics publishing in journals with lax peer review are from Asia, study concludes (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 1, 2105

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Progressive Science Institute challenges researcher ‘bias’

Progressive Science Institute challenges researcher ‘bias’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Inspired by previous movement in 1960s, PhD students say that ‘science is not neutral’ and urge scientists to confront their assumptions (...) - THE, by David Matthews, September 28, 2015

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[UK] Universities ‘decline charity research grants due to fall in public funding’

[UK] Universities ‘decline charity research grants due to fall in public funding’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Charities blame widening gap between their grants and full costs of research (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, September 24 2015

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Study suggests large collaborative science teams don't make the impact some expect them to

Study suggests large collaborative science teams don't make the impact some expect them to | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Most science is collaborative on some level, and an increasing number of colleges and universities and other kinds of institutions are investing in large-scale group science efforts. But are bigger teams really better? A new paper suggests that, when it comes to team science, teams shouldn't get too big, but they should be multinational to have a bigger impact. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Colleen Flaherty, September 21, 2015

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Integration of social science into research is crucial

Social scientists must be allowed a full, collaborative role if researchers are to understand and engage with issues that concern the public, says Ana Viseu. (...) - Nature, by Ana Viseu, 16 September 2015

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[UK] The budget-cutters are coming - and research has no place to hide

[UK] The budget-cutters are coming - and research has no place to hide | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ringfencing has protected research and science from waves of cuts, but the current spending review looks set to change all that (...) - The Guardian, by Mark Leach, 14 September 2015

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Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy

Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An editor called me up to ask me if I’d like to write a book. I smelled a rat, but I played along… (...) - The Guardian, 4 September 2015

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Leaving the EU would drive away talented foreign scientists

Leaving the EU would drive away talented foreign scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A Brexit would put the UK’s academic success at risk as European research stars go elsewhere (...) - The Guardian, by Nerea Irigoyen and Eduardo Oliver, 18 August 2015

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Research questions whether having women on search committees increases odds of hiring women

Research questions whether having women on search committees increases odds of hiring women | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Does Search Committee Diversity Produce Results?

 

Having more women on committees that select academics for jobs does not increase the chances for female candidates and may actually do the opposite, according to a conference paper. (...) - InsideHigherEd, by Matthew Reisz for Times Higher Education, August 13, 2015

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Research metrics have made rivalry part of higher education’s DNA

Research metrics have made rivalry part of higher education’s DNA | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Academics have learned to live with attempts to measure university research, but is this the best way to judge success or failure? (...) - The Guardian, by Peter Scott, 4 August 2015

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