Mainstream Open Science; rewards, incentives and/or recognition for researchers practicing Open Science

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on Wednesday 04 October 2017

Open Science will make science more transparent, valuable and accessible for both researchers and the public according to The Working Group on Rewards under Open Science in their ...

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The future of scholarly communication li...

on Tuesday 03 October 2017

“Citing and Reading Behaviours in High-Energy Physics” by Anne Gentil-Beccot and Travis Brooks is an analysis about the unique way the field of High-Energy Physics has explored different scholarly communication strategies. Gentil-Beccot and Brooks conclude that the universal adoption of Open Acc...

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Authorship on research papers: the power...

on Monday 04 September 2017

In an opinion piece Trisha Greenhalgh criticizes senior academics misusing their power to acquire authorship on research papers they never worked on. Greenhalgh suggests an academic oath might help to prevent these practices. The article “Do we need an Hippocratic oath for academics?” published ...

Do our measures of academic success hurt science?

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on Monday 31 July 2017

In the fourth article in a series called “Rethinking research” on Inside Higher Ed Frank Miedema and Rinze Benedictus from the UMC Utrecht describe new evaluation practices aimed at aligning incentives for researchers with the mission of ...

Halffman and Radder update their ‘Academic Manifesto’

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on Friday 21 July 2017

In April 2015 Willem Halffman and Hans Radder published an Academic Manifesto. It described how universities are occupied by management, a regime obsessed with ‘accountability’ through measurement, increased competition, efficiency, ̵...

The truth about China’s Cash-For-Publication Policy

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on Friday 14 July 2017

MIT Technology Review released an article on their website about the Chinese policy of rewarding publications of Chinese researchers in top Western journals with cash. The cash rewards for scientists can rise to over $100.000 per paper, an incredible...

Inside Higher Ed starts “Rethinking Research blog”

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on Friday 14 July 2017

Over the last twelve years it has become clear concerns regarding reproducibility of research have risen. Not only the article “Why public research Findings are False” of John Ioannidis but also the lack of reproducibility of studies in the field...

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