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Illegal file hosting site, ResearchGate, acquires massive financial investment

ResearchGate is a platform where its users, primarily researchers, routinely engage in massive-scale copyright infringement of published works. It was announced this week and covered in a series of high profile venues, including the New York Times, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Research Information, that the platform had acquired $52.6 million in funding from a range… Read More »

An update to the Elsevier thing

Nature News covered the issue here. Reproducing in full because why not. Background here. ‘You never said my peer review was confidential’ — scientist challenges publisher Open-science advocate says journals should be clearer to peer-reviewers about terms and conditions. Quirin Schiermeier 23 January 2017 Corrected: 24 January 2017 Are peer-reviewers free to openly share the content… Read More »