Where is The Publication Puck Going? Making Research Available "Upstream" of Publication
Could scholarly publishers' skills and capacity be re-positioned to serve researchers at earlier stages in the research process, 'upstream' of publication? A survey of the communications needs of almost 10,000 researchers.
Digitisation of Higher Education: Systemic Framework Conditions and Influencing Political Factors
Which factors have a strong systemic influence on the digitisation of higher education? Which can be influenced politically? In a new work report dealing with the systemic framework conditions for digitisation in higher education, we look at areas of action related to open science and discuss the extent to which future scenarios such as “disruption" can endanger university locations.
Reproducible Research and GIScience: an Evaluation Using AGILE Conference Papers
We reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility of articles in the field of geographic information science (GIScience). Results from the author feedback indicate that although authors support the concept of performing reproducible research, the incentives for doing this in practice are too small. Therefore, we propose concrete actions for individual researchers and the GIScience conference series to improve transparency and reproducibility.
Re-run, Repeat, Reproduce, Reuse, Replicate: Transforming Code into Scientific Contributions
Scientific code is not production software. Scientific code participates in the evaluation of a scientific hypothesis. This imposes specific constraints on the code that are often overlooked in practice.
What Difference Do Retractions Make? An Estimate of the Epistemic Impact of Retractions on Recent Meta-analyses
Every year, several hundred publications are retracted due to fabrication and falsification of data or plagiarism and other breeches of research integrity and ethics. However, the extent to which a retraction requires revising previous scientific estimates and beliefs is unknown.
Discrepancy in Scientific Authority and Media Visibility of Climate Change Scientists and Contrarians
The role of climate change (CC) contrarians is neglected in climate change communication studies. Here the authors used a data-driven approach to identify CC contrarians and CC scientists and found that CC scientists have much higher citation impact than those for contrarians but lower media visibility.
Scientists Join the Global Climate Strike - March For Science
Over the last year, millions of school climate strikers have been leaving their classrooms every Friday. Young people have woken up much of the world, and now they are asking for everyone else to join them in action.
Making decisions before conducting analyses requires practice. Respecting both what was planned and what actually happened requires good judgment and humility in making claims. With the accelerating adoption of preregistration, we now face the challenge of figuring out how to use this methodology to its fullest potential.
A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms catalogs and analyzes all available open-source software for publishing and warns that open publishing must grapple with the dual challenges of siloed development and organization of the community-owned ecosystem