Survey: Impact of Parenthood on Career Progression in STEM - Mothers in Science
Mother in Science is launching the first global survey to measure the impact of having children on career progression, scientific productivity and career choices of women in STEMM, and to identify the specific motherhood-related factors driving gender imbalance in STEMM employment.
Evaluating the Impact of Open Access Policies on Research Institutions
The proportion of research outputs published in open access journals or made available on other freely-accessible platforms has increased over the past two decades, driven largely by funder mandates, institutional policies, grass-roots advocacy, and changing attitudes in the research community.
More Readers in More Places: The Benefits of Open Access for Scholarly Books
New report published by Springer Nature analyses usage patterns across open access and closed books.The results show higher geographic diversity of usage, higher numbers of downloads and more citations for open access books.
The Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event:The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19
Large in-person gatherings without social distancing and with individuals who have traveled outside the local area are classified as the “highest risk” for COVID-19 spread by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between August 7 and August 16, 2020, nearly 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, South Dakota for its annual motorcycle rally.
Understanding Conceptual Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Policy
The Manchester Team within the Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science centre has published this a conceptual paper that underpins the empirical work on framework conditions on the user side combining various political science and sociological theories.
GII 2020: COVID-19 Impact on Global Innovation; Annual Ranking Topped by Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., U.K. and Netherlands
The COVID-19 pandemic is severely pressuring a long-building rise in worldwide innovation, likely hindering some innovative activities while catalyzing ingenuity elsewhere, notably in the health sector, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020.
Systematize Information on Journal Policies and Practices - A Call to Action
Recently the creators of Transpose and the Platform for Responsible Editorial Policies convened an online workshop on infrastructures that provide information on scholarly journals. In this blog post they look back at the workshop and discuss next steps.