Blogs selected for Week December 16 to December 22, 2019

1. Guest Post: Interesting Versus True? Measuring Transparency and Reproducibility of Biomedical Articles Much time has been spent thinking about honing the results published in scientific papers toward the interesting. Studies with short titles get more newspapers interested; studies about coffee or wine are the superstars of Twitter. But in reality, most science is not […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 9 to December 15, 2019

1. Academic affiliation should not be a requirement to publish This post in The times Higher Education Blog, Paul Ostwald, argues that this strict rule discourages article submissions from a variety of authors, including displaced scholars. One of the most commonly required qualifications to publish in a scholarly journal is an academic affiliation. There is […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 2 to December 8, 2019

1. Publishers announce a major new service to Plug Leakage A group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA ecosystem. This new service shows that publishers are finally beginning to address digital strategy in […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 25, 2019 to December 1, 2019

1. The Tyranny of Unintended Consequences: Richard Poynder on Open Access and the Open Access Movement A week ago, Richard Poynder, a well-known and widely respected observer of the scholarly communication ecosystem whose blog Open and Shut? Is generally considered a must-read source on the topic, published an extensive commentary on the current state and […]

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