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Blogs selected for Week July 24 to July 30, 2017

1. Missing the Target: The UK Scholarly Communications License The UK Scholarly Communications License repeats many of the stumbles of the original monolithic and mandatory OA policies. In their post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Karin Wulf and Simon Newman urge its proponents to slow down and learn from them instead. The blog post says […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 17 to July 23, 2017

1. Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub? Recent announcements from the creator of Sci-Hub raise the distinct possibility that Scholarly Publishers have been systematically compromised. There’s only one way that can be true. If publishers themselves or perhaps the suppliers of publisher deliver platforms, have been hacked, notes David Smith, in his post in the […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 10 to July 16, 2017

1. Study Reports Open Peer Review Attracts Fewer Reviews, Quality Suffers Open online review has the potential to attract many more eyes to a new piece of research than conventional peer review. In reality, it may do far worse in attracting the eyes you want, notes Phil Davis, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 3 to July 9, 2017

1. How Undergraduate Research Drives Science Forward When people discuss undergraduate research, they generally focus entirely around the benefits for students. These experiences are widely recognised to build critical-thinking skills, foster a foundation for the scientific process and create hands-on classroom experiences, notes David S. Rovnyak and George C. Shields, in their post in the […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 26 to July 2, 2017

1. Independence Lost – Taxpayer Funding and Information Access Takes a Dark Turn We once assumed taxpayer-funding meant information availability. The new US government is now actively hiding scientific data, imperiling the understanding of the world, notes Kent Anderson, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog. The blog post says (quote): There are no […]

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