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Vote now for he Open Science Prize, a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the US NIH and the HHMI to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit.
The real plague affecting science research? It isn't fraud
Science fraud draws attention, but most scientists think it’s a far lesser threat to their field than the many times researchers cut corners.
Big Biology Projects Warm up to Preprints
Consortium backed by US NIH is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review.
Dare to Share?
From clarity to confusion, Rebecca Pool looks at the highs and lows of data sharing in scholarly publishing
Tool to Access Bibliometrics for Papers Associated with a Portfolio
iCite allows users ti upload the PubMed IDs of articles of interest, optionally grouping them for comparison. It then displays the number of articles, articles per year, citations per year, and Relative Citation Ratio, a field-normalized metric that shows the citation impact of one or more articles relative to the average NIH-funded paper.
Post-publication Criticism is Crucial, but Should be Constructive
In an era of online discussion, debate must remain nuanced and courteous.
BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017
India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies
Why Science News Embargoes Are Bad for the Public
Embargoes allow journals, universities, nonprofits, and corporations to decide what’s important — and when. That should be up to journalists.
Honest Mistakes in Research
Times Higher Education is looking at what happens when academics make an honest mistake in their research. Can you take the time to answer four simple questions?You will not be asked to leave your name, email address or any other personal information. We cannot track who has taken part.The survey is completely anonymous, so please answer honestly.
Time for Elsexit?
An opinion piece on Open Access by Sir Timothy Gowers
Jisc Collections and Elsevier agreement: Questions and Answers
On behalf of UK institutions, Jisc Collections has signed an agreement with Elsevier, covering access to research publications. The five-year, opt-in agreement offers subscription access to around 2,116 journals on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect online platform.
BD2K Open Data Science Symposium
How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research
Post-truth: A Guide for the Perplexed
If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.
Vote for your Scientific Breakthrough of the Year
Getting ready to unveil the 21st “Breakthrough of the Year”...
Wiley Becomes First Major Publisher to Require ORCID IDs for Submitting Authors
John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript. Wiley is proud to be the first major publisher to join other stakeholders that have signed ORCID’s open letter.
Disrupting the World of Science Publishing
Every scientist wants his or her paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. In today’s scientific world, being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence, opening doors to top positions and coveted awards.
Congress Poised to Pass Sweeping Biomedical Innovation Bill
Congress is poised to approve a massive piece of legislation that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $4.8 billion over the next decade for a set of research initiatives, including brain and cancer research and efforts to develop so-called precision medicine treatments that are tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup.
Working Group on Gender Balance
Women and men are equally able to perform excellent frontier research. This is the view of ERC Scientific Council. Each process within the ERC - from creating awareness about the ERC to signing of grant agreements – is designed to give equal opportunities to men and women. To monitor gender balance in ERC calls, in 2008, the ERC set up a dedicated working group.
Why Research Papers Have So Many Authors
Scientific publications are getting more and more names attached to them
Data and the Future of Healthcare
The Big Data era, the impact of data science and its impact biological research and healthcare: interview with Phil Bourne.
Sir Fraser Stoddart: Brexit Far Worse for Science Than Trump
‘Irreversible’ damage to UK science from a hard Brexit will eclipse any harm caused in the US by a Trump presidency, says new Nobel laureate
Universities Whose Work Has Driven Environmental Awareness
As the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises comes into force this month, these are the universities that have, between 2011 and 2015, produced the environmental science research with the greatest impact
Scientific Papers Get More Authors
Bylines on scientific papers are multiplying, but this doesn't reflect more science being done
Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation
Experiments are invaluable and have, in the past, shown the consensus opinion of experts to be wrong. But those who fetishize this methodology can also impair progress toward the truth.