Featuring the role of the scientific community in maximizing the impact of metadata, the value of plain-language summaries, an alternative open access publishing model and the growing support for Plan U
Featuring new methods for linking data sets to authors, the upcoming launch of medRxiv and a summary of the revised Plan S guidelines.
Featuring the rising tide of article processing charges and preprints, the changes to the ways in which journals are judged and the limited value of social media in increasing the reach of research
Featuring the development of a new evidence framework for discussing hot open science topics that can be used to address misinformation in scientific publishing, the introduction of transparent manuscript-handling processes, and making the costs of clinical trials publicly available.
Featuring the benefits of open data, why the public should be involved in scientific research and countries that are leading the way in open access publishing.
Featuring a summary of Scholastica’s interview with Stuart Taylor, revised feedback on Plan S from Springer Nature and the development of a community-led publisher
Featuring a fresh review of Cabell’s blacklist, increased article processing charges from two major publishers, the future of funding body journals and further support for open access from the European Commission
Featuring a discussion of transformative agreements, a pivotal open access deal between Elsevier and UNIT and a fresh call for academics to report clinical trial findings to registries
Featuring the release of the ISMPP open access white paper, the threat of predatory publishers to the student community and the opinions of faculty members on open access publishing models
Featuring the release of the latest European University Association Open Access Survey results, the ordering of a predatory publisher to pay millions of dollars for deception, the adoption of Creative Commons licences by the European Commission and the launch of PeerJ-SciHub.