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4 ways open access enhances academic freedom

4 ways open access enhances academic freedom | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a "pay to say" system for the rich?

Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences?

I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. (...) - by Curt Rice, Blog "Thourghts on university leadership", March 27, 2013

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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:36 AM

Rather relevant thoughts about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement, that is here to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving, please do have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf

Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:40 AM

Rather relevant and concise thoughts/analysis about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement that is to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf

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What are the barriers to post-publication peer review?

What are the barriers to post-publication peer review? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Post-publication peer review emerged in response to increased calls for continuous moderation of the published research literature, consistent questioning of the functionality of the traditional peer review model, and a recognition that scientific discourse does not stop at the point of publication. However, uptake remains low overall. Jon Tennant sets out what the barriers to more widespread adoption of post-publication peer review have been and proposes potential solutions for each. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Jon Tennant, April 12 2017

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Pocket laboratories : Nature : Nature Research

Pocket laboratories : Nature : Nature Research | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Mobile phones are helping to take conventional laboratory-based science into the field, the classroom and the clinic. (...) - Nature, by Jeffrey M. Perkel, Nature 545, 119–121 (04 May 2017)

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RefSeek - Academic Search Engine

RefSeek - Academic Search Engine | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 2, 12:55 AM

A very useful searchengine for academic research.

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Good science relies on the democratisation of data

Good science relies on the democratisation of data | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Prof Alan Smeaton discusses why good data science – and good science overall – requires open sharing of information.
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The Politics of Data: The rising prominence of a data-centric approach to scientific research.

The Politics of Data: The rising prominence of a data-centric approach to scientific research. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Sabina Leonelli and Louise Bezuidenhout argue the study of data itself is an excellent entry point to reflect on the activities and claims associated to the idea of scientific knowledge. How scientists perceive their research environments, what they recognize as strengths and limitations, and what in these environments pose material or social challenges to data engagement all influence how data travels. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Science', by Sabina Leonelli & Louise Bezuidenhout, 2015/10/05

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Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers

Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Brain researchers are overwhelmed with data. Hackers can help. (...) - Scientific American, by Wesley Bedrosian, 2015/08/18

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Publications scientifiques : l’open access va entrer dans la loi

Publications scientifiques : l’open access va entrer dans la loi | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Présentée au Conseil des ministres mercredi 9 décembre 2015, le projet de loi pour une République numérique doit permettre aux chercheurs de republier leurs travaux financés par le public en accès ouvert… mais n’impose aucune contrainte. Un entre-deux qui ne satisfait pas la communauté. (...) - EducPros, par Martin Clavey, 09/12/2015


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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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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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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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An Interactive Map for Showcasing Repository Impacts 

An Interactive Map for Showcasing Repository Impacts  | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the design and development of a readership map that provides an interactive, near-real-time visualization of actual visits to an institutional repository using data from Google Analytics. The readership map exhibits the global impacts of a repository by displaying the city of every view or download together with the title of the scholarship being read and a hyperlink to its page in the repository. We will discuss project motivation and development issues such as authentication with Google API, metadata integration, performance tuning, and data privacy. (...) - The Code4Lib Journal, by Hui Zhang and Camden Lopez, Issue 36, 2017-04-20
 
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The Swiss researchers turning to crowdfunding

The Swiss researchers turning to crowdfunding | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Thanks to crowdfunding, Swiss university students can build an airplane and solve an energy problem. But is this the best way to finance good science?  (...) - Swissinfo.ch, by Celia Luterbacher, May 1, 2107

 
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Author Services Tweet your research

Author Services Tweet your research | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

There will be some of you out there who use Twitter prolifically but also a great many who hear colleagues talking about it and think “where do they find the time?” or “what’s all the fuss about?” Those who do use Twitter regularly are evangelical about it, so for those who are still in the “I know what Twitter is but I haven’t got the faintest idea where to start” camp, here’s a quick guide on how to get started (and for those that still need convincing, why researchers should use it).

 

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Tweet your research A how-to guide
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What are the roadblocks to successful scientific replications?

What are the roadblocks to successful scientific replications? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Pete Etchells: Replication is the bedrock of science. But what happens when a scientist can’t – or won’t – share the experimental materials that allow it? (...) - The Guardian, by Pete Etchells, October 16, 2015

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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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La wikification de la Science comme nouvel horizon pour l’Open Access ?

La wikification de la Science comme nouvel horizon pour l’Open Access ? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
En novembre dernier, je me souviens avoir participé dans le cadre du Paris Open Source Summit 2014 à une table-ronde sur l'Open Science. Lors de la séance de questions avec la salle, une discussion particulièrement intéressante a eu lieu à propos des liens entre l'Open Access et les licences libres. Pendant ma présentation, j'avais soutenu…
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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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Les NIH reconnaissent qu’il y a une crise de reproductibilité des résultats des recherches en sciences biomédicales

C’est un changement de culture scientifique auquel convie les NHI (National Health Institutes), le pendant américain des IRSC (Instituts de recherches en santé du Canada).

Que le directeur des NIH, Francis Collins, le dise haut et fort témoigne de la gravité de la situation. Il en va de la confiance dans les recherches des sciences biomédicales. Il en va des risques pour la population lorsque vient le temps de faire des essais sur l’humain. Il en va de l’intégrité en recherche. (...) - L’éveilleur, par Sonia Morin, 18/03/2015

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Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines for scientific journal

Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines for scientific journal | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Transparency, open sharing, and reproducibility are core features of science, but not always part of daily practice. Journals can increase transparency and reproducibility of research by adopting the TOP Guidelines. TOP includes eight modular standards, each with three levels of increasing stringency. Journals select which of the eight transparency standards they wish to adopt for their journal, and select a level of implementation for the selected standards. These features provide flexibility for adoption depending on disciplinary variation, but simultaneously establish community standards.


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