Protocols.io Tools for PLOS Authors: Reproducibility and Recognition
PLOS now partners directly with protocols.io to provide authors better ways to share methodological details about their work, practical tools to reduce wasted research efforts and persistent, citable identifiers for laboratory methods.
The scope of open science and the variety of actors involved make it not realistic, and even counterproductive, to expect there to be, now or in the future, one definition of open science that fits all.
Over a decade has passed since the Budapest Open Access Initiative and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. A bystander could be forgiven for thinking that the level of discussion and the apparent differences in position across higher education institutions, publishing houses, laboratories, conference halls, funder headquarters, and government buildings must mean that progress has been limited.
Elsevier's Ridiculous Patent on Online Peer Review
I have just learned that Elsevier, after a lengthy review and negotiation process with the US Patent Office, have been awarded a US Patent on “Online Peer Review System and Method”. What is this about and why is it ridiculous to me.