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?