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Company hopes to incentivize peer review

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 theory. In reality, things are murkier. Anonymity ...

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“Towards greater reproducibility f...

on Friday 02 June 2017

The international weekly journal of science Nature released a statement on their website on the 31st of May 2017 declaring a new reporting summary is required alongside every paper published. This new reporting summary is requested in order to encourage transparency, ensure that papers contain suffi...

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...

The ten principles of using university rankings

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on Thursday 18 May 2017

On the 17th of May, 2017 the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) released its annual CWTS Leiden Ranking. As a response to the criticism on other well-known rankings such as the Shanghai Ranking and the World University Rankings of Times...

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