Games Academics Play and Their Consequences: How Authorship, H-Index and Journal Impact Factors Are Shaping the Future of Academia
Research is a highly competitive profession where evaluation plays a central role. Yet such evaluations are often done in inappropriate ways that are damaging to individual careers, and to the profession.
Why Ethics and Science Move at Different Speeds, and the Unfortunate Trend to Legalize Research Ethics
When I sat down to think about what to say during this panel entitled "Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve or should pursue", I couldn't help but feel intellectually stuck in three paradoxes, paradoxes that I think animate our condition today, and that I take as a point of departure for my talk. First. Alongside the unprecedented potential of science and technology to solve complex global challenges, there is a perpetual threat of a catastrophe: from the atomic bomb to chemical,
Proposed Schema Changes - Have Your Say - Crossref
The first version of our metadata input schema (a DTD, to be specific) was created in 1999 to capture basic bibliographic information and facilitate matching DOIs to citations. Over the past 20 years the bibliographic metadata we collect has deepened, and we've expanded our schema to include funding information, license, updates, relations, and other metadata. Our schema isn't as venerable as a MARC record or as comprehensive as JATS, but it's served us well.
Chinese Universities with Military Ties Classed As "Risky" Collaborators
Forty-three Chinese universities should be considered "very high" or "high" risk collaborators because of their involvement in research for military and defence purposes, according to an Australian think tank.