Jon Tennant: AAAS attempt at open access publishing = FAIL @ConversationEDU

Top scientific publisher chooses not to advance open access By Jon Tennant, Imperial College London Access to research is limited worldwide by the high cost of subscription journals, which force readers to pay for their content. The use of scientific … Continue reading

Scientists into criminals – update – Colombian researcher Diego Gomez faces 8 years in prison for sharing article #openaccess #YoComparto

Check out the OpenScience article written by Diego Gomez, the Colombian master’s student who faces 4-8 years in prison for sharing an academic article over the internet with fellow researchers and students (a Master’s thesis). I urge institutions that support … Continue reading

Jeffrey Craig and Marguerite Evans-Galea debunk 7 myths about scientists!! @ConversationUK

Seven myths about scientists debunked By Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Marguerite Evans-Galea, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So … Continue reading

Can you feel the love? #ElsevierValentines #ScienceValentines

Valentine’s day is the time for everyone to show their love, including scientists!  Scientists have taken to the twitterverse with clever, snarky, and cute science-themed valentines.  Enjoy and follow along with #ScienceValentines or, on a more serious level, #ElsevierValentines – … Continue reading

Problems in Science Part 1: the broken economics of academic publishing

For the introduction and background on this series of posts, see this post. A great article by Bob Yirka on summarizes a recent PNAS paper describing how universities and academic institutions are being scammed (more or less) by publishers … Continue reading