Open Science Must Be Promoted by All Means Necessary
Open science is one of the spearheads of Finnish scientific policy and it must be promoted by all means necessary. The Ministry of Education and Culture has outlined that Finland will become one of the leading countries in open science and research by 2017. The objective is to have open access to all scientific publications by 2020.
This morning, Elsevier's Scopus released their CiteScore journal metric. This new metric is intended as an alternative to the popular Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor. We present a preliminary analysis here.
A look at the literature reveals shortcomings in the way OA and subscription models are being compared and suggests how future studies could build on existing research to provide a more accurate picture
A graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines.
A document that sets out the proposals of the four UK higher education funding bodies for the second Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the assessment of research in UK higher education institutions. The proposals seek to build on the first REF conducted in 2014, and to incorporate the principles identified in Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the REF.
OpenCon Berlin was one of numorous satellite events that took place after the main OpenCon 2016 conference that happened earlier this November in Washington, DC. It was organzied by OpenAIRE, ScienceOpen and Digital Science in cooperation with the Computer and Media Service of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The digital transformation of healthcare is creating major opportunities to better understand disease and effective therapies. But it also poses ethical and legal challenges. A conference organized by the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at UZH addressed some of the current issues.