Academic paywalls unwittingly benefit oppressive regimes - at society's expense.
Anche il "tecnicissimo" ministro Profumo mostra di provare sentimenti umani. Quando si è accomodato sulla poltrona del Miur, conscio delle difficoltà di completare la demolizione della scuola e dell'università statale, si è gettato a corpo morto sul lavoro. Per arrivare allo scopo in modo rapido e indolore le ha provate tutte: in campo universitario ha
For several months now, we've been reporting on variations on a theme: Authors submitting fake email addresses for potential peer reviewers, to ensure positive reviews. In August, for example
And retractions don't always mention when data's fraudulent (43% of the time, in fact).
You'll have read on this site, and perhaps others, about the push towards "open access" for journal articles. But what is open access, and how does it fit into the wider "open movement"? The topic has
This week, we celebrate open access week - an event aimed at bringing attention to this rapidly emerging form of scientific publication and its ethical imperatives. Traditionally, knowledge breakthroughs
While the Australian Research Council considers its policy on open-access publication and others within the scientific community call for the increased sharing of scientific data, the British are already
Un censimento delle pubblicazioni mostra una crescita allarmante di frodi, truffe e piraterie nelle ricerche. Un numero ancora basso (lo 0,01%) ma che si è decuplicato in 30 anni. La concorrenza impone di arrivare sempre primi. E c'è chi bara di ELENA DUSI NON SEMPRE camice bianco
When a financial analyst uses the term "catastrophic" in regard to the impact of open access on publishing giant Reed Elsevier, it is bound to attract some attention. In a September 10, 2012 report from the firm Sanford Bernstein, senior analyst Claudio Aspesi did just that, and the reaction has been predictable. "Catastrophe" has been Continue reading How do you recognize a catastrophe? ...
The following post is by Sam Leon, who's just joined the OKF as a coommunity coordinator! Read more about Sam here. Back in July of this year a crowd of coders, scientists and new media artis
The impact of open access publishing models on the developing world is uncertain, writes Jorge L. Contreras. Until "information philanthropy" is supplanted by self-sufficient, south-focused open-access journals, the potential of developing world scientists will not be fully realised.
The digital age has added significantly to the tools available to scientific work, but has also introduced new challenges. Glyn Moody describes the present situation, and suggests that we need true openness with respect to scientific software
The validity of scientific research depends upon practitioners publishing their software, writes John Naughton
Openness is a good thing for science but you can't just wish it into existence - it takes hard work and money too, says Joanna Haigh
UK businesses fear the proposals will destroy Britain's highly-regarded academic publishing industry that employs thousands of people.
In recent years I have noticed that it is pretty difficult for journalists not attached to big media to obtain interviews with Elsevier exec...