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Achieving (Partial) Generalizability
Mennatullah Hendawy on six decisions that made her findings from her dissertation, a case study on interdisciplinary urban planning in Cairo, more generalizable.
How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) influence openness and collaboration in science?
Beck, Poetz & Sauermann on using AI tools when developing novel research ideas as input for writing grant proposals during an experiment at the OIS Research Conference 2022.
The Case for PubPub
In this Short Analysis, Jefferson Pooley is reviewing/introducing PubPub, a web-based publishing platform hosted by a nonprofit, the Knowledge Futures Group (KFG)
Wikipedia as Science Communication: A Step-by-Step Guide
The Wikipedia community has become a source of information for a broad and global public. Paul and Max argue that contributing to the encyclopedia as a scholar can be a powerful way of achieving a strong societal impact of their own expertise. Furthermore they provide a guide on how to write your first contributions.
A Replication Crisis in the Making?
Jörg Peters on the lack of replicability of many publications in economics, the role of p-hacking and publication pressure, and reasons for cautious optimism in considering these issues
Global competition and the emerging challenge to open data
Lennart Stoy on the growing problems for the efforts for a science with a rational of open data in the context of upcoming european legislation
How to empower a Culture of Failure in Science
Mafalda Sandrini and Kata Katz on the need for a culture of failure in academia and its productive potential for the scientific community.
The Great Update of Research
Our editor, Benedikt Fecher on research in post-COVID-19 times and the prospective falsificationist rationale
Communicating COVID-19: Prospects for a bolder Science?
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
Open Access in Near Time
The rise of Open Access publications during the Covid-19 pandemic – a living article and dashboard
Open Data can be advanced by the COVID-19 pandemic, but will still require a comprehensive approach
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.
Embracing complexity: COVID-19 is a case for academic collaboration and co-creation
As serious as the COVID-19 pandemic is, it could be an opportunity for science, says our editor Benedikt Fecher.
Improving software infrastructure in multidisciplinary research
Dealing with code, robots and specific domain knowledge is a huge challenge. How can we improve the technical infrastructure?
Challenges in Building Innovative, Sustainable and Open Research Infrastructures
A number of social, technical and political-economic problems call to rethink the current practice of funding and governing research infrastructures.
Increasing value in biomedical research
Evgeny Bobrov on strategies and approaches to increase the value of biomedical research.
Distributed Organisations for Collaborative Research
Martin Etzrodt’s take on the need of distributed organisations in collaborative research.
Towards the Open Natural History Museum
Maike Weisspflug about the progress of Open Science at the Natural History Museum of Berlin.
Doing Open Innovation in research: A practical example
Benjamin Missbach about the implementation of Open Innovation Practices at the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft.
Counting is not enough
Janet Hering’s take on reconnecting academic research with societal needs.
A center of predatory publishing
An interview with Jeffrey Beall on South Asia and its reputation, a crosspost from Open Interview
A groundbreaking DEAL?
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.
It’s time to update our understanding of scientific impact
In this article we argue that a debate is urgently needed to redefine what constitutes scientific impact in light of open scholarship.
Why we need a public infrastructure for data on open access
Mikael Laakso explains the necessity of building up a public infrastructure for open access, it’s benefits and the obstacles on the way.
Increasing visibility of African research
In this interview, Heather Ford (Senior Lecturer at UNSW) talks about chances and pitfalls of making African research more visible.
Open Science in Africa
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.
In future, papers will not be paywalled
Plinio Casarotto takes a look at the future of publishing.
Google and research data
Peter Kraker on Google Dataset Discovery, the open science movement, and his #DontLeaveItToGoogle campaign.