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Mainstream Open Science; rewards, incent...

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 “Evaluation of Research Careers fully acknowledging Open Science Practices” published in July 2017. Open Science shou...

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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...

Authorship on research papers: the power of senior academics

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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 nee...

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 ...

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...

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