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.
Wellcome Explains the Benefits of Developing an Open and Global Grant Identifier
Wellcome, in partnership with Crossref and several research funders including the NIH and the MRC, are looking to pilot an initiative in which new grants would be assigned an open, global and interoperable grant identifier.
Why Every Researcher Should Care About Open Citations
What happens when you cite someone’s research? Have you ever wondered what happens with citation data that you produce and how it is being used by others? Citation data is not released automatically - by default the references are hidden from the public eye and can only be obtained from Crossref with specific consent from the publisher.
With 11 February marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female physicists, engineers and computer scientists from CERN and from Fermilab share their experiences of building a career in science.
On 1 February 2018, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) announced the discontinuation of PubMed Commons, citing usage that had been “minimal, with comments submitted on only 6,000 of the 28 million articles indexed in PubMed.” Although sparse,
Science, it turns out, is an excellent place to find such people. After all, the scientific method requires you to recognize when you’re wrong - to do so happily, in fact. The story of Daniel Bolnick, an evolutionary biologist who had the courage to recognize his mistake.
Work-Life Balance Survey 2018: Long Hours Take Their Toll on Academics
Times Higher Education’s first major global survey of university staff views on work-life balance finds academics feeling stressed and underpaid, and struggling to fit time for personal relationships and family around their ever-growing workloads.
Conferences on Peer Review have been held every 4 years since 1989 to present research into the quality of publication processes. The 8th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication was held in Chicago in September 2017.
Preprint Abstracts On bioRxiv Increasing Faster Than Medline
As preprints in medicine are debated, data on how preprints are used, cited, and published are needed. This study by John P.A. Ioannidis evaluates views and downloads and Altmetric scores and citations of preprints and their publications.