Blogs selected for Week September 7 to September 13, 2020

1. Improving Peer Review through Better Data Author: Jennifer Goodrich The critical importance of peer review in scholarly and scientific publishing has only been heightened during the ‘rush to publish’ times brought about by COVID-19. Publishers who embrace strategic data management throughout the entire publishing lifecycle are easing the inherent stresses of publication workflows while […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 31 to September 6, 2020

1. Articles Are the Fundamental Unit of Data Sharing Author: Tim Vines The FAIR principles are the community consensus answer to the ‘How’ question of data sharing, in that they describe best practice for how to share a particular dataset. Community consensus about anything is very welcome, but by themselves, the FAIR principles do not […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 24 to August 30, 2020

1. Sustainable open access – What is next? Author: Ann Michael No business model is without limitations. While charging an APC is currently the most prevalent model used to sustain open Access (OA), its limitations are apparent. Depending on funding source, APCs can be a barrier to participation in OA for some authors and research […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 17 to August 23, 2020

1. How to best approach COVID-19 research Author: Joshua Z. Rappoport The COVID-19 pandemic has led many people to directly engage with biomedical research studies—often for the first time in their lives—in the search for answers, understanding, and hope. The official guidelines provided by national, state, and local governments and health officials are critically important, […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 10 to August 16, 2020

1. Unfunded research: Why academics do it and its unvalued contribution to the impact agenda Author: Rosalind Edwards Unfunded research takes time and money for already stretched academics. Yet it makes up over a quarter of all research carried out in British universities. Rosalind Edwards has spoken to academics about why they do unfunded research […]

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