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International weekly journal of science Search Go Nature | News Sharing Gates Foundation research can’t be published in top journals Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate. 13 January 2017 Updated: Article tools One of the world’s most influential global health charities says that the research it funds cannot currently be published in several leading journals, because the journals do not comply with its open-access policy. Scientists who do research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are not — for the moment — allowed to publish papers about that work in journals that include Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
the first website in the world to provide mass & public access to research papers open Sci-Hub the first pirate website in the world to provide mass and public access to tens of millions of research papers A research paper is a special publication written by scientists to be read by other researchers. Papers are primary sources neccessary for research – for example, they contain detailed description of new results and experiments. papers we have in our library:more than 58,000,000 and growing At this time the widest possible distribution of research papers, as well as of other scientific or educational sources, is artificially restricted by copyright laws.
Elsevier's new CiteScore service is a carefully thought-out element in the company's competitive strategy, but it reinforces the widespread error that bibliometrics can be use as proxies for the quality of a publication. Continue reading
/ A Prescription for Better Science In a sweeping manifesto, researchers from the U.S. and Europe have proposed more robust methods for vetting published science. It’s sorely needed. 01.12.2017 / By Tamar Haspel What’s wrong with science? Stanford University’s John Ioannidis has been asking this question for a long time – at least since his 2005 article, “.” And now, 12 years later, he and a slate of co-authors from the United States, the U.K., and the Netherlands, have some suggestions about how to solve the problem.
In the wake of public questions about trust in science, Angela Cochran had a conversation with Dr. Jamie L. Vernon about the challenges of communicating science to the public and how the SciComm community could do better. Continue reading
By Tom Garner, Research Fellow, School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth If you want to make predictions for the future, you need to find the trajectory of events in the past. So to work out what shape digital technology will likely take next year, we should look back to the major developments of 2016. And [...]
A recent UKSG conference explored what researchers need from scholarly communications, and whether the provisions of publishers, libraries and others are keeping up. Once again, the biggest frustration is rooted not in publisher / library services but in institutional structures for recognition. Continue reading