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.
- Bennett et al: Quantifying the living fossil concept.
- Navarro et al: Morphometric assessment of pterosaur jaw disparity.
- Balisi et al: Dietary specialization is linked to reduced species durations in North American fossil canids.
- Torices et al: Puncture-and-Pull Biomechanics in the Teeth of Predatory Coelurosaurian Dinosaurs.
Open Science News
- What I’d like to see scientists share on ResearchGate – Ijad Madisch, founder of ResearchGate. “We are being sued.”
- Gadd et al: The influence of journal publisher characteristics on open access policy trends.
- Delhi Declaration on Open Access 2018: An overview.
- OpenUP Blog Competition for Early Career Researchers and Students.
- Allen et al: What does better peer review look like? Definitions, essential areas, and recommendations for better practice.
- If the impact factor is so bad for evaluation scientists, why on Earth do people still use it?
- Cooperation over Competition! Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines and Practices.
- A fantastic move towards Open Science by the University of Lorraine (France) – Bernard Rentier. After saving 160,000 euros by cancelling its SpringerNature subscription, the university is reinvesting in a range of open publishing services. Awesome!
- Advocating for publishing peer review – Iain Cheeseman, ASAPbio.
- Barbers et al: Data-Driven Transition: Joint Reporting of Subscription Expenditure and Publication Costs.
- North, South, and Open Access: The view from Egypt with Mahmoud Khalifa – RickyPo.
- Practicing What You Preach: Evaluating Access of Open Access Research – Teresa Auch Schultz.
- The Florida State University Libraries are planning to cancel FSU’s comprehensive “big deal” subscription to Elsevier journals.
- I’ll be in London on July 4th to give a public talk about our evolving understanding of dinosaurs. Come join us!
- Our new journal, Geoscience Communication, is now a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. (me too!)
- You can now sign up for newsletter updates for the Open Science MOOC.
- Blog post: Why the term ‘Article Processing Charge’ (APC) is misleading. See thread on Twitter for discussion.
- Gave this presentation at IGDORE in Bali: An Open Science education crisis (and how to solve it).
- I’ll be giving a keynote presentation at the DARIAH annual meeting in Paris in May, titled Open Science is just good science: “I don’t know what ‘open science’ is. When we talk about it, we use terms like transparency, reproducibility, and public good. But aren’t these just traits of good science? The problem is that we aren’t rewarded for doing good science, and academia has become a bit Game of Thrones-y. How can we all work together to kick-start a new culture of ‘open’ scientific practices, without putting our best and brightest at risk? How do we want people in the future to see this pivotal time in the history of science? Which side do you want to be on.“
- New Open Science MOOC partnership with Datastro, an open data portal for Astronomy.
- Merchant et al: Crocodiles Alter Skin Color in Response to Environmental Color Conditions.