It’s all about the content

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on Friday 08 December 2017

Scientific significance is what matters and the international weekly journal of science Nature is proud of the wide variety of articles they have published. In “Citation is not t...

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Opening of the Center on Quality, Ethics...

on Monday 13 November 2017

This November the QUEST Center will be opened in Berlin. The acronym represents its main themes Quality, Ethics, Open Science and Translation. The QUEST Center is part of the Center for Transforming Biomedical Research of the Berlin Institute of Health and tries to improve the quality, reproducibili...

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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...

The future of scholarly communication lies in Open Access

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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 Brook...

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 ...

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