Featuring Green Templeton College’s mini-symposium, discussions of gender equity in academic publishing, UCL’s COVID-19 research platform, the #BetterPoster campaign, a new read-and-publish deal between the Max Planck Society and AIP Publishing, and the evolution of Executable Research Articles.
Featuring discussions of open scholarship, plain language summaries of publications, support for rapid reviews of COVID-19 preprints, the Arabian Citation Index, the outlook of open access, Brazilian publication policies and a celebration of HighWire.
Featuring discussions about patient partnerships in research, the curious case of MDPI, rapid reviews of COVID-19 preprints, metrics of open access papers, recognition for research contributors, the implementation of new editorial procedures and a publisher’s steps towards open access.
Featuring the impact COVID-19 could have on evidence-based medicine, the use of open science and the economic landscape of publishing, the results of a survey on attitudes towards preprints, the first COVID-19 preprint index, the importance of open data to patients and a call for the revision of academic career progression.
Featuring the use of FAIR data principles for COVID-19 research, the recently published Hong Kong Principles, an update to the Declaration to Improve Biomedical & Health Research, a call to support universities with their open data, a collation of preprint review services, an assessment of clinical journals’ attitudes towards preprints and a case study outlining … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the ERC’s decision to split from Plan S, a report on the Open Pharma June 2020 virtual roundtable meeting in BMJ Opinion, solutions for improving transparency, the Data Ethics Canvas tool, Beck et al.’s recommendations for preprint server best practice, a concerning increase in citation rates for journals discontinued from the Scopus database and … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the new cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy, an analysis of institutional open access output, subjectivity in peer review reports, insights on opening up science to the public, appeals against Clarivate’s blacklist decision and concerns of questionable editorial practices. The new Rights Retention Strategy via cOAlition S To ensure the compliance of exclusive publishing agreements … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the grey area surrounding predatory journals, a breakdown of APC price increases, The Company of Biologists’ decision to freeze fees, the Metadata 2020 Principles, how researchers feel about data sharing technologies and the University of Cambridge’s response to UKRI Open Access Review consultation. Defining predatory journals via The Publication Plan The line between predatory … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
In a pre-COVID-19 world, this week would have seen evidence-based medicine experts gather in Toronto for EBM Live 2020. However, like many other meetings during the pandemic, it has been postponed. Here, I reflect on last year’s meeting and pharma’s journey in improving the reporting of clinical trials.
Featuring the evolving landscape of scientific publishing in the wake of COVID-19, the new journal dedicated to COVID-19 research, best practice for social media communication in the medical community, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s R&D roadmap, a ‘How To’ guide for patient engagement and case studies in open science. Change is coming … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?