Blogs selected for Week December 24 to December 30, 2018

1. More science than you think is retracted. Even more should be. Every retraction tells a story. At least half the time, that story involves misconduct or fraud. But sometimes retractions tell tales of science working just as it should, without misconduct. Although retractions are considered the nuclear option in scholarly publishing, they are really […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 17 to December 23, 2018

1. Reinvent scientific publishing with blockchain technology If the open flow of scientific information is a fundamental part of science, then the scientific community is in trouble. Academic publishers, which dominate scientific publishing, reap great financial rewards from the work done by scientists, who are often frustrated and handcuffed by the process. If harnessed correctly, […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 10 to December 16, 2018

1. Why Is the Digital Preservation Network Disbanding? The long term stewardship of digital objects and collections through digital preservation is an essential imperative for scholarship and society. Yet the Digital Preservation Network is disbanding. What lessons can be learned from its struggle? Roger C. Schonfeld, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, examines […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 3 to December 9, 2018

1. Postdocs trying to transition to non-academic careers should be offered more support by their supervisors and universities Despite the position being billed as a stepping stone on the way to tenure-track academic employment, many postdocs, discouraged by their poor prospects, are questioning their career choices and instead looking to non-academic jobs as an alternative. […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 26 to December 2, 2018

1. Upstreaming: The Migration of Economic Value in Scholarly Publishing As publishers increasingly lose control of the final stage of the publishing process, they are looking elsewhere to extract economic value. They are finding it upstream, in the various linked processes that lead to the (erstwhile) final document, notes Joseph Esposito, in his post in […]

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