Ajoy Datta about the difficulty of achieving genuine international research partnerships.
Michele Acuto about designing global networks of scientific policy advice and how to make them work.
Jyoti Mishra explains how to transform knowledge to help others in a global setting.
#GlobalScience: is science really global?
When talking about Science, it is very common to state that it is global per se. Good Science, we often say, knows no borders and is always international. But is this true? Do normative statements like these really reflect scientific practice? We want to take a closer look at this globalized science – especially beyond the predominant powerhouses – and reflect on its preconditions of access to and interaction in the international scientific realm. What does the supremacy of a handful of scientific regions imply when it comes to all the infrastructures that science needs – like journals, conferences, labs and even the digital ones? How are the national and regional scientific discourses linked to the global level where English is still the prevailing language? We want to read our scientific evidence about the state of global science as well as your opinions and bold ideas on where science could do better.
Picture it! What data visualizations can do for science
Nowadays, there is an ever increasing number of visualizations in papers: statistical results, maps, social networks, you name it. But despite technological advances and modern approaches to data visualization, published infographics remain mostly static. What opportunities does science miss by sticking to this (outdated) state-of-the-art? Can publications benefit from the tools and approaches already employed in data science or data-driven journalism? What better ways are there for telling stories with interactive graphs or web apps to make research more compelling?
Bringing together scientists and data visualization specialists, we give you an insight into the world of visual representations and discuss new ways to explore data. We will encounter the good, the bad, and the beautiful side of data visualizations and give you some inspiration for your own research. Just picture it!
Martin Etzrodt’s take on the need of distributed organisations in collaborative research.
Ellen Hazelkorn takes a look at the accuracy of university rankings from an international perspective.
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.
An interview with Jeffrey Beall on South Asia and its reputation, a crosspost from Open Interview
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.