In Review: a New Way to Open Up the Submissions and Peer Review Process
A manuscript is much more than words on paper. Painstakingly drafted, fuelled by coffee over long nights, then (constructively) dismantled by colleagues, re-drafted several times, and finally, assembled into something you're proud of. It is the culmination of months or years of hard work, and could potentially lead to recognition for you and your whole... Read more "
Bill Gates and European Commission Launch €100 Million Clean Energy Fund
Bill Gates and the European Commission have launched a €100 million investment fund designed to bring radical clean energy technologies more quickly to market in order to promote energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship
This essay, although hopefully accessible to everyone, is the most thorough breakdown of the study and written for those who are already somewhat familiar with the problems of ideologically-motivated scholarship, radical skepticism and cultural constructivism.
The SCNAT is organizing this one day event in Bern, with the aim to give the research community the chance to raise their concern and also the SNF and the European Commission to present their view and to inform about recent trends. The workshop should provide recommendations on how to implement the open data requirements.