How many scientific papers drop into the void, never to be cited by anyone, ever again? There are all sorts of estimates floating around, many of them rather worryingly high, but this look at the situation by Nature suggests that things aren't so bad.
Open Access, Data Capitalism and Academic Publishing
There is a significant discrepancy between the reality of academic publishing and the optimism of politicians and science functionaries who praise Open Access as a panacea for all the ills afflicting science culture.
Universities Urged to Do More to Nurture Women in Science
African universities have been urged to foster gender equality, parity and mentoring of girls and early career women scientists in STEM, in order to facilitate economic transformation and other developmental challenges affecting the East African region.
#MeToo has hit China's universities, despite efforts of internet censors
The global #MeToo movement is slowly catching on in China, despite strict censorship on the internet. After highly-regarded Beihang University professor Chen Xiaowu was dismissed over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, students and alumni from dozens of top universities have launched on petitions demanding that school administrators establish official policies …
A new article shows that women more often apply gender perspectives in their research. A diverse research group leads to better and more accurate knowledge about the world, according to Mathias Wullum Nielsen.
Although the #MeToo movement does not give a complete picture of how the problem manifests in working life and other environments, this author believes that it can have a preventive effect in some cases.
The Contraceptive Pill: A Story of Sexual Liberation and Dubious Research Methods
In 1967, Norwegian women were finally allowed to decide for themselves when to get pregnant. The contraceptive pill has had enormous significance for women’s emancipation, but researchers doubt whether it would have been approved today.