Women Innovators Prize 2019 Opens for Applications
The European Commission launched today the sixth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The Prize sheds light on the outstanding work of female entrepreneurs who have brought their ideas to market, and aims to inspire the next generation of innovators.
ACS V. ResearchGate - 3,143 Articles and a Few Lessons About Their Authors - Scholarly Communications @ Duke
In October, Elsevier and ACS filed a new US copyright infringement lawsuit against ResearchGate [complaint]. Like the German ResearchGate lawsuit I wrote about last year, the basic premise of the suit is the same. This is how Elsevier and ACS describe ResearchGate's activities in the American lawsuit: In egregious violation of copyright law, ResearchGate provides … Continue reading ACS v. ResearchGate - 3,143 articles and a few lessons about their authors →
Leading Open Access Supporters Ask EU To Investigate Elsevier's Alleged 'Anti-Competitive Practices'
Back in the summer, we wrote about the paleontologist Jon Tennant, who had submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission regarding the relationship between the publishing giant Elsevier and the EU's Open Science Monitor. Now Tennant has...
The social scientist Marita Haas explored the interdependence of female career paths and institutional norms by melding gender, profession and biography. Leaving behind traditional role models requires an encouraging environment and structural measures, concludes the expert.
Current Visa Restrictions a Threat to UK Establishing Itself As a Global Hub for Health and Science
A letter was sent to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP expressing ‘grave concern about the current visa application process for international academics and scholars to visit the UK for academic conferences’.
Report: Minimal Growth of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine
Though there have been substantial efforts in increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in medicine, there has been minimal growth in people who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native and apply and enroll in medical school in the U.S., according to a new report released Tuesday.
An Open Letter in response to Plan S, signed by >600 researchers from all ranks, ranging from masters students & ECRs to full professors, department heads, institute directors, and Nobel laureates, from both cOAlition S countries and beyond.
Jeff Havig Explaining the Timeline for a Typical Academic Tenure Track Hire to Someone Not in Academia
Jeff Havig was explaining the timeline for a typical academic tenure track hire to someone not in academia the other day, and they were completely flabbergasted, so here it is for those that are unfamiliar. This is specifically for an R1 institution. Others may deviate significantly.
The Growing, High-stakes Audit Culture Within the Academy Has Brought About a Different Kind of Publishing Crisis
The spate of high-profile cases of fraudulent publications has revealed a widening replication, or outright deception, crisis in the social sciences. To Marc Spooner, researchers “cooking up” findings and the deliberate faking of science is a result of extreme pressures to publish, brought about by an increasingly pervasive audit culture within the academy.