Games Academics Play and Their Consequences: How Authorship, H-Index and Journal Impact Factors Are Shaping the Future of Academia
Research is a highly competitive profession where evaluation plays a central role. Yet such evaluations are often done in inappropriate ways that are damaging to individual careers, and to the profession.
Octopus: a Radical New Approach to Scientific Publishing
In order to align incentives with good science, we need to move to a system in which work that is well thought-out, well carried-out, and well communicated – regardless of the ‘story’ it tells – is given the highest reward. Changing what is rewarded will change what is done.
One year ago, the Royal Society hosted the Research culture: Changing expectations conference. The conference ended with a call to action for attendees to consider how they could improve research culture in their own institutions. In this blog we report back on a snapshot of the work of some of these individuals and organisations.
Nominate for the Royal Society's Medals and Awards
The majority of nominations for the Royal Society's medals and awards can be made using the online nomination system. All guidance include how to complete the nomination form can be read on the guidance notes which include full information about all the awards.
Report Lists Universities and Disciplines Most Dependent on EU Research and Innovation Funding
A new report jointly commissioned from the Technopolis Group by the UK’s four national academies reveals exactly where EU funding goes, what kind of activities it supports and what other investment it attracts.
Machine Learning Requires Careful Stewardship Says Royal Society
Urgent consideration needs to be given to the “careful stewardship” needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from data.