Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: June 22nd, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of vaguely interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week.

Palaeontology news

  • Montanari: Cracking the egg: the use of modern and fossil eggs for ecological, environmental and biological interpretation.
  • Yin et al: Cranial morphology of Sinovenator changii (Theropoda: Troodontidae) on the new material from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China.
  • Li et al: Convergent evolution of a mobile bony tongue in flighted dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
  • Paparella et al: A new fossil marine lizard with soft tissues from the Late Cretaceous of southern Italy.

Open Science News

  • The EU have launched their Open Science Monitor. Sadly, Elsevier have been sub-contracted to work on this, which is reflected in the dominance of their tools and services in the methodologies.
    • If this concerns you, which it should, please leave a comment here.
  • The Open Revolution, a new book by Rufus Pollock, is now out. Strongly reccomended!
  • Martin-Martin et al: Unbundling Open Access dimensions: a conceptual discussion to reduce terminology inconsistencies.
    • “This study intends to initiate a discussion on this issue, by proposing a conceptual model of OA. Our model features six different dimensions (authoritativeness, user rights, stability, immediacy, peer-review, and cost).”

  • Schmidt et al: Open Science Support as a Portfolio of Services and Projects: From Awareness to Engagement.
  • Emery: How green is our valley?: five-year study of selected LIS journals from Taylor & Francis for green deposit of articles.
    • Results indicate that less than a quarter of writers have chosen to make a green deposit of their articles in local or subject repositories. Despite zero embargo period, for LIS authors at Taylor and Francis journals. Utterly disappointing.
  • Introducting the Free Journal Network! LSE Impact Blog.

Stuff I’ve done

Other cool stuff

  • Worldbrain’s Memex tool now allows you to link to and cite specific pieces of text within articles. How cool is that!

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