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Shutting down the “Miracle Machine...

on Friday 14 July 2017

On the 11th of July 2017 Daniel Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, released a column in Nature about the “miracle machine”, a fictive machine based on basic science that according to some researchers drives the economy. Despite o...

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Societal impact of academic research in ...

on Friday 23 June 2017

In March 2017 the League of European Research Universities (LERU) released a position paper called:  ‘Productive interactions: societal impact of academic research in the knowledge society’. In this paper LERU “reflects on the consequences of societal developments on research and...

Company hopes to incentivize peer review

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on Friday 09 June 2017

“Peer review underpins the entire academic enterprise. It is the main method of quality control employed by journals. By offering drafts of a paper to anonymous experts, poor arguments or dodgy science can be scrubbed up or weeded out. That is the ...

Contributorship over Authorship

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on Friday 26 May 2017

“Publications are an important measure of research productivity for scientists across all disciplines. Publications, and citations to them, are in fact the coin of the realm. Despite the importance of scientific authorship to the professional prosp...

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