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Blogs selected for Week July 23 to July 29, 2018

1. Open science is all very well but how do you make it FAIR in practice? Open science is about increasing the reuse of research, and making sure that publicly funded research is accessible to all. Key to achieving this is adhering to FAIR principles: ensuring the findings and data behind research results are findable, […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 16 to July 22, 2018

1. Hipster Antitrust and Structural Dominance – What Is a Monopoly Now? The term “monopoly” gets thrown around in scholarly publishing with relative ease and abandon. Calling something a monopoly has been misleading in many cases, but the new economy may require a complete rethinking of the anti-competitiveness created by intermediaries at scale, notes Kent […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 9 to July 15, 2018

1. Peer review has some problems – but the science community is working on it Peer review is the central foundation of science. It is a process where scientific results are vetted by academic peers, with publication in a reputable journal qualifying the merits of the work and informing readers of the latest scientific discoveries. […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 2 to July 8, 2018

1. Evidence-informed policymaking: does knowledge brokering work? There is an accepted need to bridge the gap between academic research and public policy. Knowledge brokers, individuals or organisations sympathetic to both research and policymaking cultures and able to mediate between the two, represent one way of doing so. In her post in the LSE Impact of […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 25 to July 1, 2018

1. How to compare apples with oranges: using interdisciplinary “exchange rates” to evaluate publications across disciplines Academic research performance is typically assessed on the basis of scientific productivity. While the number of publications may provide an accurate and useful metric of research performance within one discipline, interdisciplinary comparisons of publication counts prove much more problematic. […]

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