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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 […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: August 17th, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week. Palaeontology News Balanoff et al: The Endocranial Cavity of Oviraptorosaur Dinosaurs and the Increasingly Complex, Deep History of the Avian Brain. Henderson: A buoyancy, balance and stability challenge to the hypothesis […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: August 6th, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week. Palaeontology News Pinheiro et al: Reassessment of the enigmatic crocodyliform “Goniopholis” paulistanus Roxo, 1936: Historical approach, systematic, and description by new materials. Bazzi et al: Static Dental Disparity and Morphological Turnover […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: July 30th, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week. Palaeontology News Lessner et al: New insights into Late Triassic dinosauromorph-bearing assemblages from Texas using apomorphy-based identifications. Xu et al: A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and […]