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Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: November, 2018

Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Nikolov: Osteohistology of the hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from Labirinta cave, Bulgaria: An example of insular dwarfism or simply young giant? Lowery […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: October, 2018

Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Rudenko: Prehistoric Body Theater: Bringing Paleontology Narratives to Global Contemporary Performance Audiences. This is just a special bit of magic! Brocklehurst: Vertebral […]

Impact of Social Sciences – The “problem” of predatory publishing remains a relatively small one and should not be allowed to defame open access

A recent investigation led by an international group of journalists raised concerns over the scale of the problem of deceptive publishing practices, with many researchers of standing and reputation found to have published in “predatory” journals. However, while the findings of this investigation garnered significant media attention, the robustness of the study itself was not […]

Preprints do not promote confusion or distortion in the public understanding of science

Today, Corina Logan, Laurent Gatto and I have a short correspondence published in Nature. This is a response to an article criticising the relationship between preprints and scientific journalism. Our piece is just one of many, and we have included a list below the full response below. We welcome wider discussion on this issue! Original […]