Blogs selected for Week April 18 to April 24, 2016

1. Editorial control is a critical part of open peer review Some researchers regard public, post-publication peer review as a non-rigorous, non-structured and poor alternative to traditional peer review. Much of this might be down to the view that there are no standards, and no control in a world of ‘open’, notes Jon Tennant, in […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 11 to April 17, 2016

1. Fundable, but not funded: How can research funders ensure ‘unlucky’ applications are handled more appropriately? Having a funding application rejected does not necessarily mean the research is unsupportable by funders – maybe just unlucky. There is a significant risk to wider society in the rejection of unlucky but otherwise sound applications: good ideas may […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 4 to April 10, 2016

1. What impact evidence was used in REF 2014? Disciplinary differences in how researchers demonstrate and assess impact A new report produced by the Digital Science team explores the types of evidence used to demonstrate impact in REF2014 and pulls together guidance from leading professionals on good practice. In their post in The Impact Blog, […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 28 to April 3, 2016

1. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Elsevier to Purchase Sci-Hub Exasperated over ineffectual attempts to shut down Sci-Hub, an illegal article sharing website, Elsevier has decided to purchase the service for an undisclosed sum. The purchase of another open access service by a corporate publishing giant has left some with the taste of bitter chocolate, notes […]

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