Philipp Hübl on the characteristics of conspiracy theories the motivation behind their spread, and rational thought as a shield against it
Stefanie Molthagen-Schnöring on science communication in times of a global pandemic and why communication with “the public” shouldn ´ t be its goal
Fabian Stephany on the CoRisk-Index, its development during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of implicit theory
Our editor, Benedikt Fecher on research in post-COVID-19 times and the prospective falsificationist rationale
We need to learn from the practices during the corona pandemic to shape the “new normal” of scholarly communication instead of falling back into old patterns, says our Advisory Board member Rebecca Lawrence
Science journalists find experts, deal with new developments intensively, do fact-checking, analyse data and communicate knowledge to the public. All of this has been important in the past weeks and may lead to a difference in the future, says our author Juliane Meißner.
Samantha Ruppel on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the researcher and her field, the ethical standards guiding her work, the cooperation among scientists and the topics they´re working on.
In this opinion-piece Katharina C. Cramer discusses the impact of the Corona-Crisis on large scale research infrastructures and their limits of performance in the current situation.
In this piece, Mafalda Sandrini and Kata Katz shed light on the current state of science communication in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, phrase questions on its future and derive fields of action
After his interview with Elephant in the Lab on 22 March 2020, Wander Jager develops his thoughts on the time after the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 is prompting many museums to reconsider how they communicate their research to the public, says our editor Rebecca Kahn
Dispite the cruelty of the current situation, Agata Komendant-Brodowska calls for a more optimistic view on the side effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Sharing research data openly is becoming more common, but only slowly. Here, I will discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the adoption of open data as a common academic practice.
As serious as the COVID-19 pandemic is, it could be an opportunity for science, says our editor Benedikt Fecher.
Dealing with code, robots and specific domain knowledge is a huge challenge. How can we improve the technical infrastructure?
In this piece, Specht, Corrêa, Belbin and Loescher elaborate their thoughts on the role of synthesis centers in facing today’s challenges of research.
Øyvind Paasche on the immaterial kinds of infrastructure in science and the fundamental role of trust, transparency and openness.
Setting up new infrastructures would play an important role in preventing best-trained African researchers from emigrating. The physicist Prosper Ngabonziza states that having a synchrotron light source would be very beneficial for the continent as a whole.
We would all like a truly global research infrastructure, in much the same way as many would like world peace and global democracy. The point really is that we wouldn’t just like it, we need it.
Evgeny Bobrov on strategies and approaches to increase the value of biomedical research.
Doing research and getting paid for it is fantastic, but how to do that sustainably? Kalle Korhonen tells you how to maintain the interest of research funders.
Ajoy Datta about the difficulty of achieving genuine international research partnerships.
Jyoti Mishra explains how to transform knowledge to help others in a global setting.
Maike Weisspflug about the progress of Open Science at the Natural History Museum of Berlin.
Benjamin Missbach about the implementation of Open Innovation Practices at the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft.
Janet Hering’s take on reconnecting academic research with societal needs.
Marcel Knöchelmann takes a look on the DEAL-Wiley Agreement, details of the contract reveal that this new big deal may come at a high cost.
In this article we argue that a debate is urgently needed to redefine what constitutes scientific impact in light of open scholarship.
Mikael Laakso explains the necessity of building up a public infrastructure for open access, it’s benefits and the obstacles on the way.
Justin Ahinon and Jo Havemann (both founders of AfricArXiv) talk in this article about the development of Open Science Services in Africa, initiatives, the current situation and chances in the future.
Plinio Casarotto takes a look at the future of publishing.
Paul Benneworth and Kate Maxwell explain why we need public funding for science that creates truly public benefits.
A perspective from Germany’s biggest network of doctoral researchers
What exactly is open science? It can be a social justice issue, part of a political capitalist regime or a form of traditional science.
No big news for scientists: Journalists recently uncovered a scandal surrounding predatory journals. What happened?
Bernhard Kempen illustrates calls for a bona fide treatment of data, facts, and intellectual property.
Buzz word or tautology?
Problems with current situation of review and how to solve them
The conflict for scientists and research evaluation between scientific impact and tackling societal challenges.
The case for decentralized, trusted platforms for the dissemination of scientific information and attribution.
Do you want a piece of the cake? Making a compromise between 2.1 and 1.268
Self-citations and academic assessments: Including the s-index as an additional metric thus provides important context to guide decisions based on academic value.
How many authors does it really need to write a paper?