Medicine and the Media: Medical Experts' Problems and Solutions While Working with Journalists
Medical experts are one of the main sources used by journalists in reporting on medical science. This study aims to identify problems that medical experts encounter in contacts with the media representatives, elucidate their attitudes about interactions with journalists and reflect on solutions that could improve the quality of medical journalism.
Overview of the African Open Access Landscape, with a Focus on Scholarly Publishing
This article reports on selected findings from the pilot African Open Science Platform landscape study, conducted by the Academy of Science of South Africa, on request of the SA Department of Science and Technology.
Insights from a Survey-based Analysis of the Academic Job Market
Many postdoctoral fellows in the STEM fields enter the academic job market with little knowledge of the process and expectations, and without any means to assess their qualifications relative to the general applicant pool. Demystifying this process is critical, as there is little information publicly available.
Repairing an Institutional Reputation Tarnished by Fraudulent Publishing
Given the reality of fraudulent publishers and their deceptive practices, will institutions consider more strongly guiding author choice of publishing venue in order to protect institutional reputation?
The making of professors: Assessment and recognition in academic recruitment
How do academics become professors? This paper considers the making of ‘professor’ as a subject position through which academics are acknowledged in both organizational contexts and disciplinary fields.
$100M Health Initiative Aims to Democratize Data Science
Together with partners, the Rockefeller Foundation is working to improve access to data science tools for frontline health workers to prevent 6 million maternal and child deaths in 10 countries by 2030.