Young Academies Release Statement in Response to 'Plan S' on Open Access of Scientific Output
Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a 'pay-to-publish' game. This is one of the core tenets of the Position Statement titled 'Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S - The View of Young Academies', which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young.
Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discusses progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.
A worksheet compiled from the advice of a number of journalsand publications. The aim of the worksheet is to give less-experiencedpeer reviewers a concrete workflow of questions and tasks to follow whenthey first peer-review.
Nobel Prize for the Economics of Innovation and Climate Change Stirs Controversy
This year's prize for economics has sparked a rarer controversy. Some economists argue one winner's work is wrongheaded and has compromised humanity's ability to deal with the existential threat of climate change.
A top UK university is planning a 'unique' post-Brexit arrangement with a German university in which staff will be appointed jointly by both institutions, with the aim of keeping access to EU research funding for UK academics.
A statement by the High Energy Physics Community about a talk given at CERN by Alessandro Strumia, a well-known particle theorist who is a Professor of Physics at the University of Pisa and a current associate of the theory department at CERN. He argued that the primary explanation for the discrepancies between men and women in theoretical physics is that women are inherently less capable.
Elena Álvarez-Buylla will become the director of the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico. While many scientists are delighted that she'll be the first woman to do so, critics worry about her opposition to genetically modified maize, which could spoil the country's astonishing agricultural biodiversity.