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La communauté du « DIY Bio » émerge en Europe

La communauté du « DIY Bio » émerge en Europe | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

La 1ère rencontre « Hack Your PhD » s’est tenue samedi dernier à La Paillasse. Ce « bio-hackerspace » reste rare à l’échelle européenne… mais la donne pourrait vite changer dans la foulée de la conférence inaugurale du mouvement DIY Bio (« Do-It-Yourself Biology ») Europe qui a lieu au mois de décembre au CNAM (Paris). Pour les absents et les curieux, petit retour sur l’événement. (...) Knowtex Blog, par Anne-Laure Prunier, 28/01/2013

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See also :  Ellen Jorgensen (TEDtalks): Biohacking -- you can do it, too

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Open Access : quel avenir pour la publication scientifique ?

J’étais hier (jeudi) après-midi à la première partie du colloque intitulé « Généraliser l’accès ouvert aux résultats de la recherche« . Organisé par le Consortium Universitaire de publications numériques Couperin, il réunissait des acteurs de premier plan et des représentants de la CPU, de la CPGE, du Ministère, etc.

Que du beau monde, vous dis-je. (...) Speaking of Science, par Mathieu Rouault, 25/01/2013

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Mathematicians aim to take publishers out of publishing

Mathematicians aim to take publishers out of publishing | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Episciences Project to launch series of community-run, open-access journals.


Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint server arXiv. The project was publicly revealed yesterday in a blog post by Tim Gowers, a Fields Medal winner and mathematician at the University of Cambridge, UK. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature17 January 2013

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Are Scientists Nearsighted Gamblers? The Misleading Nature of Impact Factors

Are Scientists Nearsighted Gamblers? The Misleading Nature of Impact Factors | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Despite a “Cambrian” explosion in the number of citation metrics used (Van Noorden, 2010), the impact factor (IF) of a journal remains a decisive factor of choice when publishing your ultimate research results and evaluating research productivity. Most other citation metrics correlate with the IF and there is little doubt that they reflect the overall impact of different journals. However, there is good reason to be more cautious about IF judgments. (...) - Mayor J (2010), Front. Psychology 1:215. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00215

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To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles

To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

In an act of solidarity with the late Aaron Swartz's crusade to liberate publicly funded knowledge for all, many academics have been posting open-access PDFs of their research. 


In the days since the tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s suicide, many academics have been posting open-access PDFs of their research. It’s an act of solidarity with Swartz’s crusade to liberate (in most cases publicly funded) knowledge for all to read.

While this has been a noteworthy gesture, the problem of open access isn’t just about the ethics of freeing and sharing scholarly information. It’s as much — if not more — about the psychology and incentives around scholarly publishing. We need to think these issues through much more deeply to make open access widespread.(...) - by Dan Cohen, Wired, 01.15.13

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Altmetrics: Value all research products

A new funding policy by the US National Science Foundation represents a sea-change in how researchers are evaluated, says Heather Piwowar. (...) - by Heather PiwowarNature 493, 159 (10 January 2013)

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Aaron Swartz, qui avait défié JSTOR en libérant des articles du domaine public, s’est suicidé

Aaron Swartz, qui avait défié JSTOR en libérant des articles du domaine public, s’est suicidé | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

C’est une très triste nouvelle que l’on a appris aujourd’hui, par le biais d’une publication sur le site du MIT : l’activiste Aaron Swartz, connu pour être le compte -auteur à 14 ans du format RSS et le co-fondateur du site de partage d’informations Reddit s’est suicidé. Il avait seulement 26 ans. (...) - S.I.Lex, 12 janvier 2013

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Hommage admirable de la communauté scientifique avec l'opération #pdftribute sur twitter de partage d'articles de recherche (plus de 2.5 millions de tweets !!) - source : http://neuroconscience.com/2013/01/13/researchers-begin-posting-article-pdfs-to-twitter-in-pdftribute-to-aaron-swartz/

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Free for all: ARC-funded research now open to the public

Free for all: ARC-funded research now open to the public | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is the largest funder of basic science and humanities research in Australia. So when the ARC talks, academics listen.

And now the ARC has announced that articles resulting from research they fund should be freely available for all to read, within 12 months of the articles' publication. This policy is effective immediately. (...) - by Alex H. Holcombe & Matthew Todd, The conversation, 9 January 2013

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Australia using a green route to Open Access

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Repenser l’expérience de la thèse avec « Hack your PhD » | Knowtex Blog

Repenser l’expérience de la thèse avec « Hack your PhD » | Knowtex Blog | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Le 20 décembre 2012, nous avons co-organisé un apéro Science(s) et Web avec Célya venue présenter « Hack Your PhD « . Dans cette interview, elle nous en dit en plus sur la genèse et les objectifs de ce groupe. (...) - par @gayaneadourian, Knowtex Blog, 02/01/2013

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Science publishing: Open access must enable open use

Science publishing: Open access must enable open use | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Those wishing to maximize the benefits of public research must require more than free access, says Cameron Neylon - they must facilitate reuse. (...) - by Cameron Neylon, Nature 492, 348–349 (20 December 2012)

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Le Journal de la Science et MyScienceWork nouent un partenariat

Le Journal de la Science et MyScienceWork nouent un partenariat | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Le Journal de la Science et MyScienceWork ont conclu un partenariat, au cours duquel le Journal de la Science relaiera les actualités publiées par MyScienceWork susceptibles d'intéresser les lecteurs du Journal de la Science,... (...) - Le Journal de la Science, par Nicolas Revoy, 17 décembre 2012
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Website for new open-access journal, eLife

eLife, the open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, reveals a fresh approach to presenting and using scientific content on its new website, launched today. (...) December 13, 2012
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The eLife journal is now online at http://elife.elifesciences.org.
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Altmetrics: a new impact factor for new publishings

In the latest issue of Research Information, David Stuart is wondering how researchers now can evaluate the impact of these new ways of publishing, including social channels.
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One of the answer is Altmetrics, the growing application that you will find now in every science journals and databases (like Scopus for e.g.) and which measures popularity of an article on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Use of this way to measure the research performance is still controversial (but still is Impact Factor 50 years after its beginning!) and “there is a long way to go before altmetrics fully answer any of the questions that are being raised by the new research environment“, says David.

However, altmetrics fast adoption shows that “research landscape is much more than journal articles, and there is a lot of value to be created by measuring the connections between the new types of publication“.

Stuart, David. Making metrics more relevant. Research Information, Dec. 2012/ Jan 2013. pp.13-16. available from: http://content.yudu.com/A1zwzg/RIDEC12JAN13/resources/13.htm 

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World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing

World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Activists pushing for free, open access to academic papers will eventually defeat publishers who seek to lock scholarly findings behind paywalls, the founder of the world wide web said today. (...) - by Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation, 29 January 2013

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Science 3.0: Corrections to the Science 2.0 paradigm

[Abstract] The concept of Science 2.0 was introduced almost a decade ago to describe the new generation of online-based tools for researchers allowing easier data sharing, collaboration and publishing. Although technically sound, the concept still does not work as expected. Here we provide a systematic line of arguments to modify the concept of Science 2.0, making it more consistent with the spirit and traditions of science and Internet. Our first correction to the Science 2.0 paradigm concerns the open-access publication models charging fees to the authors. As discussed elsewhere, we show that the monopoly of such publishing models increases biases and inequalities in the representation of scientific ideas based on the author's income. Our second correction concerns post-publication comments online, which are all essentially non-anonymous in the current Science 2.0 paradigm. We conclude that scientific post-publication discussions require special anonymization systems. We further analyze the reasons of the failure of the current post-publication peer-review models and suggest what needs to be changed in Science 3.0 to convert Internet into a large journal club.- by Vladimir B. Teif, arXiv.org, arXiv:1301.2522 [cs.DL]

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Une initiative open access du CCSD : Episciences

Pris sur le site du CCSD (http://blog.ccsd.cnrs.fr/2013/01/episciences-de-quoi-sagit-il/)

 

Episciences : de quoi s’agit-il ?


Le CCSD enrichit sa mission : il développe et hébergera prochainement une plate-forme baptisée Episciences.

L’idée principale est de fournir une plate-forme technique d’examen par les pairs (« peer-reviewing »), afin de permettre l’émergence d’épi-revues (ou d’épi-journaux). Qu’est-ce qu’une épi-revue ? Le préfixe « épi » signifie « sur », « au-dessus ». Il s’agit donc de revues électroniques en libre accès, alimentées par les articles déposés dans les archives ouvertes telles que HAL ou ArXiv, et non publiés par ailleurs. (...) - Sauvons La Recherche, 21/01/2013


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Kenya : Les articles scientifiques en libre accès sur Hadithi

Le 24 janvier 2013 verra le lancement officiel à Nairobi, au Kenya, de Hadithi, une plateforme d’hébergement de contenus académiques en libre accès. Divers acteurs du monde universitaire et numérique se retrouveront pour discuter de l’accès libre dans l’enseignement supérieur au Kenya. Hadithi permettra de rechercher, visualiser et télécharger gratuitement des articles provenant d’institutions de recherche renommées (...) - par Marie-Laure Le GuenGlobal Voices, 18/01/2013

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[TEDtalks] Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too

We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That's the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio. - TEDtalks, January 15, 2013

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Perhaps a little bit to far with scientific arguments to make the buzz...

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Is Open Access Finally o the Ascendancy? [pdf]


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Very clear summary of the current position in UK

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ResearchGate wants academics to be successful by admitting when they’ve failed

ResearchGate wants academics to be successful by admitting when they’ve failed | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

If you’re doing everything right, your LinkedIn profile is pristine. At least that’s the conventional thinking: Respectable photo with 1,000-watt smile, complete timeline of employment history, detailed yet succinct descriptions of duties. It’s the perfect, mistake-free, ever-so-employable version of you. (...) - by Richard Nieva, pandodaily.com, January 8, 2013

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ResearchGate : Un réseau social scientifique pour montrer ces recherches fructueuses et les autres... flop ?

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Crowd-Sourcing Scientists Seek Gut Microbes

Crowd-Sourcing Scientists Seek Gut Microbes | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

A Bay Area citizen science project called uBiome is asking for a somewhat unusual contribution from the public: gut microbes. The samples will help scientists study how microbes affect our health. (...) - KQED, by Lauren Sommer, January 7, 2013

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Open access could prevent rejection of good science

Open access could prevent rejection of good science | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

[interview] Steve Miron, senior vice president of Wiley's Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly business reveals why he is excited about the potential of open access (...) - Research Information, Interview by Siân Harris, Dec 2012/ jan 2013

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LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data

LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has launched two statements on the importance of Open Scholarship: ‘Open Access to Research Publications’ and ‘Open Research Data’.



Download the LERU statement on Open Access to Research Publications


Download the LERU statement on Open Research Data

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Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss?

Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Inspired by the push towards altmetrics, Nick Scott sees great potential to better communicate indicators of academic success. But this does constitute impact? Here, he puts forward questions on media mentions, website page hits and the ‘dark stuff’. LSE blog "Impact of Social Science", by Nick Scott, Dec 17, 2012
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"The LSE Future of Impacts conference in London saw a lively debate on numerous issues. However it was the discussion on altmetrics that interested me. Altmetrics is a movement of sorts (with its own manifesto, it must be, right?). It aims to complement/replace [there seems to be quite lively discussion on which] traditional bibliographic rankings based on citation analysis of academic journals with a wider set of metrics. These include tweets on TwitterFacebook shares, saves on sharing tools like Delicious and in reference managers/research management tools like Mendeley. (...)"

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[Open Access Interviews] Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results

[Open Access Interviews] Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
5 December 2012 | by Abby Tabor
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In recent years, the open access movement has gained more and more support: SPARC, OpenAIRE, researchers, librarians, university leaders… Here, meet some of the players of open access in a series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This month, Curt Rice, Vice Rector for Research at the University of Tromsø (Norway) and head of CRIstin (Current Research Information System in Norway), explains the unique opportunities created by open access to change the communication of scientific results. (...)

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