You've Completed Your Review - Now Get Credit with ORCID
Starting today, reviewers can enter their ORCID iD in the Editorial Manager submission system for all PLOS journals and opt-in to automatically get credit when they complete a review, the same way they would for their published articles.
Open Humans: A Platform for Participant-centered Research and Personal Data Exploration
Open Humans highlights how a community-centric ecosystem can be used to aggregate personal data from various sources, as well as how these data can be used by academic and citizen scientists through practical, iterative approaches to sharing that strive to balance considerations with participant autonomy, inclusion, and privacy.
Learned Societies, the Key to Realising an Open Access Future?
Plan S will also influence how learned societies, the organisations tasked with representing academics in particular disciplines, operate, as many currently depend on revenues from journal subscriptions to cross-subsidise their activities.
Next in Reproducibility: Standards, Policies, Infrastructure, and Human Factors
What is next for reproducibility? Research communities will need to develop standards of practice, institutions will adopt formal policies, and funding agencies may look to support more infrastructure and tools to enable reproducibility.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is increasingly being used as a benchmark to determine whether a journal is fully OA, most notably as part of both the original and recently revised Plan S guidelines. This month we take a look at the DOAJ and consider how it compares to other sources for evaluating fully OA status.
Regarding a Delta Think Blog Post Analysing the DOAJ
In its series Open Access News & Views, Delta Think recently published an analysis of the DOAJ. DOAJ very much enjoyed the piece and found it to be one of the most well-informed articles written about them. They now comment on a few of the issues raised in the article.
Self Promotion for Introverts: Getting Your Research Message Out There While You Stay in
The University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis competition (VYT) challenges graduate researchers to come up with an “elevator pitch”, in the form of a succinct and attractive audio-visual, digital object to distil the central theme of their research.
Distributed Models for Open Access Publishing: Q&A with Martin Eve
The Open Library of Humanities has demonstrated a model for high-quality open access publishing, without Article Processing Charges. We asked Chief Executive Officer Martin Eve whether the Library could serve as inspiration for Learned Societies in a post-Plan S world.
How Will We Judge Scientists in 2030? #wetenschapper2030
The conference on the 23rd of May on evaluation criteria of Dutch researchers, organised by NWO and ZonMW and held in The Hague, aimed to discuss the current rewards and incentives system and to think about the evaluation criteria of the future.
Universitärer Mittelbau: Ein Königreich für einen Lehrstuhl
Sie sind die neunzig Prozent, die den akademischen Betrieb aufrechterhalten: Berichte aus dem Inneren eines Systems, das aus der Perspektive des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses so nicht länger funktionieren darf.
Launching the #FailTales Science Communication Competition - Digital Science
Creatively convey your best research-related #FailTales and win a year's subscription to Dimensions Analytics, a Science Communication mentoring session with one of our judges, and a swag bag of our awesome merchandise!
The goal of the Open Science Graphs Interest Group (OSG IG) is to build on the outcomes and broaden the challenges of the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) and Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix) RDA Working Groups to investigate the open issues and identify solutions towards achieving interoperability between services and information models of Open Science Graph initiatives.
Universities Earned Just $75 Million from IP in 2017, but Spent $5.7 Billion on R&D
Canada’s top universities and research institutes spent $5.7 billion on research and development (R&D), but generated less than $75 million from licensing their innovations in 2017. That’s an average return on investment of 1.3 per cent.
Academic flying is often justified on the basis that international conferences and travel are important to the production of new knowledge. However, there is no clear relationship between the amount of travel undertaken by academics and the quality of their research.
A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Computer Science literature reveals that, if current trends continue, parity between the number of male and female authors will not be reached in this century.