Christos Petrou analyzes changes in the speed of publication of research articles over the last ten years.
Robert Harington reviews Fred Dylla’s book, Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science, a collection of prose pieces that portray the author’s approach to a world of science and the science of the world.
A new conference explores ways research can turn the scientific method onto improving its own results.
Robert Harington and Melinda Baldwin discuss whether peer review has a role to play in uncovering scientific fraud.
Octopus is a new sharing platform that hopes to disrupt research culture for the better. An interview with founder Dr. Alexandra Freeman.
Publication of the final report of a major global study of the effects of COVID-19 on research funding, publishing, and library budgets – and the truth that emerged in the gap between perception and reality.
Rebecca Bryant (OCLC) explains why cross-campus social interoperability is needed to adequately support today’s researchers.
Armstrong & Miller on the challenges of getting academics to communicate work in simple terms. Or perhaps the challenges of people expecting you to be able to communicate something complicated in simple terms.
We Step Aside: This week The Scholarly Kitchen is spotlighting research and researchers writing about systemic racism. Today’s post comes from the resource of Particles for Justice.
The story behind the survey for and from the academic library community as it responds to COVID-19 by @lisalibrarian + @cwolffeisenberg.
Robert Harington explores rumors circulating in recent weeks of an impending US Executive Order focusing on public access to federally funded research and open data.
Social license, in the context of research, is a form of public ‘approval’ that ensures research is funded, that its results are respected, and that participation is willingly engaged in, where needed. For many reasons, it seems as if researchers’ current social license is in danger of being revoked. Charlie Rapple explores what might be required to ensure it is renewed.
Could scholarly publishers’ skills and capacity be re-positioned to serve researchers at earlier stages in the research process, “upstream” of publication? Charlie Rapple shares findings from a survey of the communications needs of almost 10,000 researchers.
Robert Harington talks to Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, to discover more about the recent launch of the Knowledge Futures Group.
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