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Plan d’action européen pour la science ouverte

Plan d’action européen pour la science ouverte | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Après deux journées de travail, la conférence « Science ouverte — de la vision à l’action », organisée par le secrétaire d’État Sander Dekker dans le cadre de la présidence néerlandaise de l’UE, s’est achevée sur un résultat de taille : le Plan d’action d’Amsterdam sur l’innovation en matière de science ouverte. (...) - eu2016.nl


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Could students solve the irreproducibility crisis?

Scientists on social media debate a call to require PhD students to replicate research before they can graduate. (...) - Nature, by Chris Woolston, 29 July 2015

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[Viewpoint] The value of archive content in academic research Research Information

[Viewpoint] The value of archive content in academic research  Research Information | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Is archive content relevant to current research and why is it still so valued in the ‘digital era’? 


‘Archive content’ can simply be defined as artefacts from the past. This content appears in many forms, such as documents, photographs and recordings, all of which represent former discoveries and offer a background to past research findings. Often a reliable source of primary research, archive content documents significant historical findings, providing a level of accountability to current research. In this digital age, why is older research still valuable in university teaching and relevant to present-day research? (...) - Research Information, by Taylor & Francis Group, 2015/06/12

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Building big data systems in academia and industry

Building big data systems in academia and industry | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Mikio Braun is a machine learning researcher who also enjoys software engineering. We first met when he co-founded a real-time analytics company called streamdrill. Since then, I’ve always had... (...) - O'Reilly Radar, by Ben Lorica, April 9, 2015

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Is pre-publication peer review obsolete ?

Is pre-publication peer review obsolete ? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

“Peer review is supposed to be the quality assurance system for science, weeding out the scientifically unreliable and reassuring readers of journals that they can trust what they are reading. In reality, however, it is ineffective, largely a lottery, anti-innovatory, slow, expensive, wasteful of scientific time, inefficient, easily abused, prone to bias, unable to detect fraud" (former British Medical Journal editor Richard Smith) and irrelevant.”


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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, August 7, 2015 2:48 AM
One of the greatest taboos in science : who will dare to say that the old anonymous pre-publication peer reviewing has simply failed to evolve in harmony with both the growth of research production and the emergence of ICT technologies ?
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Open peer review and its discontents: Criticism is an integral part of science – essential for progress and cohesion.

Open peer review and its discontents: Criticism is an integral part of science – essential for progress and cohesion. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Discussing specific shortcomings of scientific research is no longer confined to scientific publications and discreet letters, but can be found online in blogs and across social media. This has opened up fruitful discussion, encouraging a more public form of peer review. But not all scientists are happy with public criticism. Sabine Hossenfelder argues that while not all scientific discourse should be conducted in public, the moment you make your paper publicly available, you have to accept that it can be publicly commented on. (...) - Blog of LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Sabine Hossenfelder, 2015/02/03

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La lente agonie du pdf : l'article du futur est bien supérieur

La lente agonie du pdf : l'article du futur est bien supérieur | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Lors de formation, je suis justement critiqué quand j'explique que le pdf ne représente plus les articles scientifiques et qu'il faut abandonner ce format pour lire un article ! Lisez un article du Guardian le 11 février 2015 intitulé "Researchers: it's time to ditch the pdf". Je cite : 'le pdf, c'est comme le tiroir de votre bureau : un... (...) - Rédaction Médicale et Scientifique, 02/03/2015

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Open Licenses for Science

Data, computer code and manuscripts are the produce of scientific work. It is what we make. Nowadays, people claim that all of it has to be open access or open source. But what is that all about? (...) - by Florian D. Schneider, 01 March 2015

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Antonio Facchetti: I do not make decisions on where to publish only based on the journal Impact Factor

Antonio Facchetti: I do not make decisions on where to publish only based on the journal Impact Factor | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

I am pleased to present the interview with Antonio Facchetti, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, who was named Highly Cited Scientist by Thomson Reuters in July 2014 and is the editor in chief of ‘Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics’. The journal was established by De Gruyter Open as a part of the Emerging Science Journals project. (...) - Open Science, interview of Antonio Facchetti, January 28, 2015

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New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers

New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Collabra will encourage donation of payments to open-access efforts.

 

A new open-access scientific journal hopes that paying peer reviewers a little hard cash will help strengthen efforts to make research results freely available to the public. (...) - Science, by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, 12 January 2015

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A new player in the field of #openaccess journals with some new features: a part of the article processing charges (APCs) are placed in a "research community fund". This fund is used to pay reviewers and editors who can keep the cash, donate it to helps some scientists to pay the journal’s publication fee, or contribute it to their own institution’s open-access activities... What's your point of view about this new open access process?

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A flurry of copycats on PubMed

A flurry of copycats on PubMed | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

It started with a search for trends on PubMed. I am not sure what I expected to find, but it was nothing like the “CISCOM meta-analyses”. Here is the story of how my colleague Lucas Carey (from Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and myself discovered a collection of disturbingly similar scientific papers, and how we got to the bottom of it. (...) - by Guillaume Filion, Blog The Grand Locus, 04 October 2014

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Scientific articles are also suffering from ghost authorship and copycats according to this interesting article #research #sciencepublication

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Arkivum and figshare announce partnership

Arkivum and figshare announce partnership | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Arkivum and figshare have joined forces to provide a solution covering the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements.

 

Arkivum, the provider of large scale, long term, and ultra-safe digital archiving solutions and figshare, the research data management platform that specialises in ‘active data’, have announced a partnership to provide a solution covering the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements for UK academic institutions. (...) - arkivum blog, 9 September 2014


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New improvement for Figshare, the collaborative data management platform: partnership 

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Figshare manage to offer more safe and long-term digital archiving solution by establishing a partnership with the UK company Arkivum .

 

Image courtesy of renjith krishnan (FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

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Starting today, Impactstory profiles will cost $5/month. Here’s why that’s a good thing

Starting today, Impactstory profiles will cost $5/month. Here’s why that’s a good thing | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Starting today, Impactstory profiles cost $5 per month. Why? Because our goal has always been for Impactstory to support a second scientific revolution, transforming how academia finds, shares, understands, and rewards research impact. That’s why we’re a nonprofit, and always will be. But (news flash), that transformation is not going to happen overnight. We need …
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Open Access at a Crossroads

Open Access at a Crossroads | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Last week marked the annual celebration/marketing event that is Open Access Week, and this year it seemed something of a mixed bag. Open access (OA) is growing into maturity, and has rapidly become integrated into the scholarly publishing landscape over the last fifteen or so years. We have now reached a point where experiments have been in place for a while and results can be analyzed. Early assumptions can now be measured and the move to OA seems to have reached something of a crossroads. (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by David Crotty, Octobre 28, 2015

 

 


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#openaccess at a crossroads? what do you think about this critical issue for #openscience?

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Impact, not impact factor

Impact, not impact factor | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

When the English philosopher Herbert Spencer introduced the phrase “survival of the fittest” in 1864, he could not have imagined that it would summarize the plight of young scientists years later (1). As competition for coveted faculty appointments and research funding continues to intensify, today’s researchers face relentless pressure to publish in scientific journals with high impact factors. (...) - PNAS, vol. 112 no. 26, 7875–7876,  by I.M Verma

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Data sharing shifts scientific culture

Data sharing shifts scientific culture | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Research data sharing: enhances chances that studies will be reproduced.

 

Over the past few years, the scientific community has expressed concerns over the reliability of scientific research, particularly biomedical research. Making the primary results of research–the actual data–more easily accessible to other scientists is seen as an important step to solve this problem. After all, reproducibility of research is at the heart of science. However, old habits die hard. And the custom of making all data fully available so that others can re-analyse and re-assess them is not yet fully ingrained in scientists’ modus operandi. Training may be required to change such habits while giving credit for people producing the original data, may also encourage data sharing and enhance reproducibility. (...) - Euroscientist, by Constanze Böttcher, 29/04/2015

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"Not all scientists are willing to open up their data collections..." but #openscience is an advantage for scientific research and #reproducibility

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MATIVOX's curator insight, November 1, 2015 6:50 AM

Toutes les données ne sont pas à partager, mais celles qui concernent les résultats scientifiques le sont assurément.

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Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media.

Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Scholars all around the world are almost solely judged upon their publications in (prestigious) peer-reviewed journals. Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr argue that publications in the popular media...
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Academic citations are not enough to evaluate the visibility of #research articles: metrics have to take in account #socialmedia and online presence

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What makes researchers willing to share their data?

What makes researchers willing to share their data? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

In principle, the benefits of sharing data – by which I mean the digital or analogue sources that underpin research findings – are undeniable, writes Verena Weigert, senior technology manager at Jisc.

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Researchers have to think more to open their research for a mutual benefits but also funders have to provide better policies to achieve this.

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Why Oliver Sacks was so ambivalent about becoming a bestselling author

Oliver Sacks's new memoir contemplates the pitfalls of mass media engagement.

 

To hear Oliver Sacks tell it, writing books for a mass audience was once considered one of the worst things a doctor could do.

In his new memoir On the Move, Sacks recalls the day his first book was published in 1970. Born in 1933 to two prominent doctors, Sacks happened to be staying in his family's London home at the time. (...) - vox.com, by Julia Belluz, April 30, 2015

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Intesting articles about why physicians or scientists have to be more open to outside academia to communicate #scicom #openscience #citizenscience

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Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt

Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Soil sample collection project designed to find new drugs explodes in popularity.

 

Thousands of citizen scientists around the country are getting their hands dirty collecting soil samples after the Internet bestowed a recent burst of attention on a soil sampling project. The crowdsourced project, which aims to find new drugs by cultivating fungi from soil samples, drew only moderate interest since it began in 2010. But it caught a lucky break on social media and has now exploded, surpassing researchers' wildest dreams in just a few days. (...) - Science, by Emily Conover, 18 March 2015

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Why I have started to like Academia.edu recently

Why I have started to like Academia.edu recently | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

I have been a registered user of Academia.edu for several years now, and to be honest until recently I only used it from time to time, mostly as a place for green copies of my work. I did not see it as being a crucial part of my research workflow. Now this is slowly changing, and I am glad to say that it is a useful tool, which helps me a lot, especially in finding new, open access articles that are really interesting for me. But it seems to me that Academia.edu has the potential to do even more. (...) - Blog "Open Science", by Witold Kienc, March 18, 2015


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Tree of Science's curator insight, April 6, 2015 12:46 PM

#scientificsocialnetworks provide #networking advantages to researchers in terms of collaboration, sharing, and #openaccess. 

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How to Start an Open Access Journal

How to Start an Open Access Journal | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Starting your own journal is not rocket science. To illustrate this, we boiled down our research on the topic and added some insights from David Solomon, Martin Eve, and other experts. And there it is: a poster that allows you to get an idea of the various aspects of Open Access journal publishing at a glance. (...) - by Andreas Kirchner,  July 14, 2014

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An #infographic with some tips and idea for creating and manage a #openaccess journal #research #researchpublication #openscience

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CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

DataCite and CrossRef have agreed to collaborate to:

- Enhance the interoperability of their respective systems in order to make it easier for publishers, data centres, libraries and third parties to integrate with the scholarly DOI ecosystem.

- Provide comprehensive support for interlinking between articles and data.

- Develop open APIs and open source tools to surface citations and other relationships between publications and data sets. 

- Integrate into their services other existing scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCID and CrossRef’s FundRef.

- Develop systems, workflows and best practices for using DOIs to reference large, highly granular and dynamic data. 

(10 November 2014, Oxford, UK)


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With the huge increase of data in scientific research (+30% every year), the data management becomes now a critical issue and implies also more links of publications to their data. Moreover the community of researchers is going more and more in the open research process to open data and thus improve their reuse (reproducibility), citations, and sharing. 


In this area, DataCite and CrossRef manage around 75 millions DOIs that identify research objects. In order to accelerate their growth with the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation, they decide to collaborate and improve their interoperability. Other platforms for researchers integrate DOIs:  for data management like Figshare (1 millions) and for scientific blogging like The Winnover.

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Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle

Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review

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PubPeer is an anonymous postpublication peer review platform launched in October 2012. PubPeer has recently entered in a legal battle linked to defamation about several comments that tends to insinuate deliberate misconduct in research. To answer the requests of the identity of the commenters, PubPeer has argued that researchers should defend their papers against online comments without resorting to legal action. PubPeer’s moderators has already remove some because in violation of their posting guidelines. The question remains about the reliability of anonymous postpublication peer review process for research papers. 





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Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best?

Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

John P. A. Ioannidis and colleagues asked the most highly cited biomedical scientists to score their top-ten papers in six ways. (...) - Nature, by JPA Loannidis et al., 28 October 2014

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