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Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris

Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Open Access Week, a global event in its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access for research and scholarship, and to share ideas with colleagues. 

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Mendeley Revisited

A while ago, in a post titled Yet Another Publication List?, I ranted about the proliferation of online reference managers and speculated about their business models. A comment by William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, sheds some light on Elsevier’s strategy. (...) - NLP for Historical Texts, 2015/02/04

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Briefcase Biotec – biohacking your way to the future |

Briefcase Biotec – biohacking your way to the future | | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

When we first heard about Briefcase Biotec we didn’t know what exactly to expect. Our attention was caught by their social media presence and their determination to promote biohacktivism. After looking into it, we realized how interesting their story must be, so we emailed Alexander Murer (CEO and co-founder) and invited him to have a short chat with us. That’s how we came to learn about Briefcase Biotec, OLGA and KiloBaser as well as what all these projects have in common: independence. Let us elaborate. (...) - Sciencebite blog, by Irina Botea, February 2, 2015

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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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Pseudo-scientific peer review research as Gatekeepingology

Post-publication review of Siler, Lee and Bero’s (2014) ‘Measuring the effectiveness of scientific gatekeeping’ (...) - Peer Review in Science and Medicine, by Joanne Gaudet, December 25, 2014

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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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Le rôle de la bioinformatique dans les labos collaboratifs

Le rôle de la bioinformatique dans les labos collaboratifs | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Y a-t-il une place pour la bioinformatique dans les structures du type « Do it yourself biology », « Bio-hackers spaces » et autres FabLabs ? Avant de répondre à cette question, quelques précisions sur ces espaces collaboratifs sont nécessaires. Il s’agit de curieux et de passionnés qui se retrouvent dans des caves… ou des laboratoires pour élaborer des projets créatifs et novateurs, et défendre la philosophie du libre accès à la connaissance. Le poste de Shalf regroupe quelques vidéos et des sources bibliographiques de références dans ce domaine en ébullition. (...) - bioinfo-fr.net, 24/09/2014 par jsobel

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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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[Interview] Alain Rallet “L'Open Science : l'émergence de nouvelles organisations innovantes en recherche.”

[Interview] Alain Rallet “L'Open Science : l'émergence de nouvelles organisations innovantes en recherche.” | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

A l’occasion de la soirée OpenExperience spéciale OpenScience, nous avons interviewé Allain Rallet, économiste au sein du laboratoire RITM (Réseau Innovation – Territoire Mondialisation) à Paris Saclay. Spécialiste de l’économie du numérique, nous lui avons demandé d’apporter son regard sur l’économie de la connaissance et sur l’impact du numérique en recherche. Il nous montre ainsi en prenant l’exemple du crowdfunding que les transformations apportées par le numérique ne se situent pas seulement au niveau du financement. C’est surtout l’émergence d’organisations innovantes pour favoriser la créativité en recherche qui est en jeu. (...) - par Celya Gruson-Daniel, 20/08/2014

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Expanding altmetrics to include policy documents will boost its reputation

Expanding altmetrics to include policy documents will boost its reputation | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Altmetrics may prove to be a more flexible and versatile tool to inform research assessment, if academics get behind it.

Alternative metrics, or altmetrics as they are more commonly known, have received a lot of attention recently. Blogs, conferences and papers examine these new measures of attention surrounding published research and consider whether they are the good, the bad, or the ugly brother of bibliometrics – an indication of the number of research papers published and how often they are cited. (...) - by Juergen Wastl, The Guardian, 23 July 2014

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US big-data health network launches aspirin study

US big-data health network launches aspirin study | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

PCORI clinical-research initiative will collect information on some 30 million people.

One of the largest big-data experiments in health care has set its first research target. The leaders of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington DC voted on 29 July to focus the institute’s first clinical trial on the use of aspirin to prevent heart disease. The US$10-million pilot study will be conducted through PCORnet, a network set up by PCORI to collect health-care data such as insurance claims, blood tests and medical histories for as many as 30 million people in the United States. (...) - by Sara Reardon, Nature, 06 August 2014

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#bigdata and clinical researches are closely linked and more and more opened to #crowdsourcing and #openscience to gather patients' data by creating patients-big pharma networks. #ehealth

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Does the scientific journal have a future?

Does the scientific journal have a future? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

This summer, scholars will use the break from teaching to submit manuscripts, review papers and develop new ideas. But even as the major functions of scholarly publishing march on, scholars, publishers and librarians start to ask, “What does the future of the scholarly journal look like?” (...) - by Bonnie Swoger, Blog ' Information Culture', Scientific American, June 18, 2014

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Science 2.0, open acces archives of pre-print articles, social media measurement of impact of these article... is there a future for traditional publication pathways ? 

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2014-New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework

2014-New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies have published details of a new policy for open access relating to future research assessments after the current 2014 REF.

 

The policy describes new eligibility requirements for outputs submitted to the post-2014 REF. These requirements apply to all journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016. They do not apply to monographs, other long-form publications, creative or non-text outputs, or data. (...) - HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), 28 March 2014

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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern.

Universities are digital machines these days. But many of the decisions that have to be made as a result are not technical at all. They are about the nature of research and its public benefits, about how learning and teaching takes place, and how we confront difficult ethical issues. Strategic choices that are made now will have significant implications for the ways in which knowledge will be created and shared in the future. (...) - by Martin Hall, The Guardian, 18 February 2014


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What is the difference between 'doing Digital Humanities' and using digital tools for research?

What is the difference between 'doing Digital Humanities' and using digital tools for research? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Tara Thomson shares her experience attending a participant-driven ‘unconference’ for digital humanities students and scholars. The event format aims to be democratic, aligned with how the Digital Humanities has aimed to build itself on devolved authority. But disciplinary knowledge is not always equally shared. The discussions highlighted problems of access and exclusion as primary concerns for the field. Some felt excluded from the Digital Humanities as a discipline, but also sometimes feel excluded from their stated disciplines because of their digital work. (...) - LSE Blog 'Impact of Social Sciences, by Tara Thomson, 2015/02/11

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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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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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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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Tree of Science's curator insight, March 3, 5:57 PM

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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A Los Angeles, les LA Biohackers rêvent de biologie pour tous

A Los Angeles, les LA Biohackers rêvent de biologie pour tous | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

 Le LA Biohackers grouille d’initiatives pour promouvoir la biologie DiY. S’y rencontrent autour d’expérimentations et de projets de design environnemental des adolescents et leurs parents, des chercheurs et amateurs de science. (...) - par Ewen Chardronnet, Makery, 04/09/2014

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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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Altmetrics may be able to help in evaluating societal reach, but research significance must be peer reviewed.

Altmetrics may be able to help in evaluating societal reach, but research significance must be peer reviewed. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Social media indicators of scholarly communication, or commonly referenced as altmetrics, are still far from being adopted as part of everyday research evaluation, but they already have stated value in indicating what is interesting and popular. Kim Holmberg argues these indicators have exciting potential for measuring the impact of public outreach. But further research is necessary to fully understand their value and possible applications. Where do we draw the line between promoting our own work and gaming the altmetrics? (...) - by Kim Holmberg, Blog LSE "Impact in Social Sciences", 9 july 2014

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Kim Holmber is discussing a very relevant point: #altmetrics  must not be considered as peer reviewing because social media indicators reveal how far research is reaching society but not how significant is the results for science. #openscience #science2dot0 

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Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development.

Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Digital humanists are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for much wider impact through ‘crowdscribing’ and other innovative approaches to digital research. Emma Goodwin provides further information on a new initiative DHCrowdscribe that allows early career researchers to gain from resources and expertise to support technical project development. This approach will also foster wider collaboration between the humanities and other more scientific or technical disciplines. (...) - LSE Blog "Impact of Social Sciences", by Emma Goodwin, 7 April 2014


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Emma Goodwin is talking about the platform DHCrowdscribe dedicated to promote interdisciplinary engagement in the #digitaldhumanities for doctoral or early career researchers. Projects are also open to #crowdsourcing and #citizenscience. #dhAHRC #openscience

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Historical Data Visualization: Minard’s map vectorized and revisited

Historical Data Visualization: Minard’s map vectorized and revisited | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Generally considered as the first data visualization, the figurative map ofCharles Joseph Minard (1869) shows the path of Napoleon’s troops across the Russian Empire of Alexander I. Using amazingly simple and modern graphical codes, this map displays the progress of the troops in the form of a stream whose width indicates the size of the “Great Army”, which will dramatically decrease throughout the campaign. (...) - by Martin Grandjean, 26/05/2014

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Va-t-on enfin libérer l’accès aux articles scientifiques?

Seul le quart des quelque 2 millions d’articles scientifiques publiés annuellement sont en accès libre. Et ce chiffre stagne douloureusement depuis 10 ans. Quelque chose de sérieux ferait-il obstacle ? (...) - Acfas, par Etienne Harnad, 2014

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