Science is for everyone, not just a privileged “elite”
This is a list of all articles and personal activities relating in some way to supporting ‘Open Scholarship’ – something I feel is just about doing science right, based on principles and values of equity, liberation, inclusivity, rigour, transparency, and accountability (to name a few). To get in touch about any of this, you can email me. Please feel free to share and reuse any of the content here.
Main projects and roles
- Founder of the Open Science MOOC (now LIVE) (2017- 2019)
- Independent researcher with IGDORE (2017-present)
- Founder of the MetaPaleo research project (2018-present)
Relevant research publications
- Lead author, Ten hot topics around scholarly publishing
- Lead author, Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development
- Lead author, the Academic, societal and economic case for Open Access
- Lead author, Open Science in Dinosaur Palaeontology
- Tennant and Lomax, An overview of Open Access publishing in Palaeontology
- Book: The [R]evolution of Open Science! Kindle version and paperback version.
- Lead author, A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review
- Solo author, The state of the art in peer review
- Co-author, Open Up: A Survey on Open and Non-anonymized Peer Reviewing
- Lead author, The limits to our understanding of peer review.
- Submitted a formal complaint about Elsevier and their role in the Open Science Monitor to the EU Ombudsman
- Author of a report on behalf of Education International, Democratising Knowledge: A report on the scholarly publisher Elsevier
- Björn Brembs and I submitted a formal complaint to the EU antitrust authority about the business practices of Elsevier and other scholarly publisher
- Leader of the Open Letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published at The Winnower
- Co-developer of the Open Research Glossary (version 1)
- Co-author of the Open Science Training Handbook
- Executive Editor of the OA journal Geoscience Communication (press release)
- Guest Editor for the Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
- Editor and lead author of ‘The evolving preprint landscape: Introductory report for the Knowledge Exchange working group on preprints’
- Editor of journal Publications, and a special issue on New Frontiers in Openness in Scholarly Publishing
- Community Editor for PLOS Paleo network (2016-2019)
- Review Editor for Frontiers in Blockchain for Science
Relevant grants and awards
- Recipient of an IGDORE travel award to work on Open Science-related projects in Bali
- Awarded a Shuttleworth Flash Grant to continue my work on Open Science
- Winner of the Jean-Claude Guédon 2018 Award for progress on peer review
Freelance science writing and consultancy
- Freelance author for Discover Magazine, EarthTouch and The Conversation (2014 – present, with work covered by io9, Livescience, PopSci, phys.org, ArsTechnica, Washington Post, and Buzzfeed
- Author of kids book Excavate Dinosaurs and World of Dinosaurs (coming 2020)
- ASAPbio Ambassador, Center for Open Science Ambassador, Mozilla Open Leadership Cohort Mentor, Figshare ambassador, Guaana Advisor (blog post), ScienceMatters scientific and technical advisor, Blockchain for Science scientific advisor, Project Aiur advisor
- Scientific consultant for books ‘Dinosaurs in 30 seconds‘ ‘Dinosaurium’, ‘Dinosaur Atlas’, and ‘Tallest, shortest’
- Co-author of 52 More Things you Should Know About Palaeontology
- Co-organiser of Berlin Open Science Meetup (Nature News)
- Runner of the Open Science subreddit
- Instructor for the Transmitting Science courses
- How to make your work 100% Open Access for free and legally (multi-lingual) (infographic available via Figshare)
Authored ‘popular media’ articles
- On the ‘para-academic’ industry, co-authored with Charlotte Wien. Weekend-Avisen. In Danish.
- ‘Transformative’ open access publishing deals are only entrenching commercial power – Times Higher Education.
- Why we shouldn’t take peer review as the ‘gold standard’ – Washington Post.
- Reforming scholarly publishing, Forum, Issues in Science and Technology.
- The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century – Book review, Information and Culture.
- Plan S – Time to decide what we stand for – LSE Impact Blog.
- Embracing Failure as an Intrinsic Part of Science #Failtales – Digital Science.
- Teaching scientists how to share code – OpenSource.
- Imagine a Research Future Defined by Open Values: Introducing the Open Science MOOC – Generation R.
- What is Open Science and why is it important? – AuthorAID.
- The cost of knowledge: Education unions unite against the privatisation of scholarly research – NORRAG.
- An introduction to Open Peer Review – EURODOC
- Open science: Who benefits? – MARINAzine
- Why DORA is more important than ever – A perspective from an early-career scientist – DORA
- The “problem” of predatory publishing remains a relatively small one and should not be allowed to defame open access – LSE Impact Blog post co-authored with Tom Olijhoek
- Do we need an Open Science coalition? – Elephant in the Lab (also cross-posted to the LSE Impact Blog)
- Preprints help journalism, not hinder it – Nature piece with Corina Logan and Laurent Gatto
- Making research evaluation processes more transparent in Europe – LSE Impact Blog
- Scholarly publishing is broke. Here’s how to fix it – Aeon
- Peer review – A gold standard? – Co-written with Maria Ritola, co-founder of Iris.AI
- Elsevier are corrupting open science in Europe – The Guardian
- The Dark Side of Peer Review – Editorial Office News
- Peer Review Report template – Authorea
- We have the technology to save peer review – now it is up to our communities to implement it – LSE Impact Blog (in Portuguese and in Spanish)
- How to stay on top of the published research literature – LSE Impact Blog
- Should we cite pre-prints? – Royal Society of Biology editorial, Life Sciences Network
- Open sesame! The risks and rewards of Open Data for researchers – Digital Science
- The rise of Open Research Data – Wiley Exchanges
- Who isn’t profiting off the backs of researchers? – Discover Magazine
- My Open Science Story – The Winnower
- AAAS misses opportunity to advance Open Access – The Winnower
- Open Access advocates slam Science Advances – The Scientist
- Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority – Martin Eve
- Breaking the traditional mould of peer review: Why we need a more transparent process of research evaluation – LSE Impact Blog
- What are the barriers to Post-Publication Peer Review? – LSE Impact Blog (also covered on the OpenAIRE blog)
- Peer review quality is independent of Open Access – Science Communication Breakdown
- Academics are resilient to changes in peer review – Editage Insights
Talks, webinars, and events
- Invited speaker, Ministry of Science, Denmark (November) (blog post).
- Invited speaker, Setting the default to Open, Aalborg University, Denmark (November).
- Invited attendee, Berlin debate on science and science policy, Berlin, Germany (November).
- Invited speaker, Danish eInfrastructure Cooperation, Denmark (November).
- Invited speaker, Lund Online, Sweden (October).
- Invited speaker, Danish Royal Library, Denmark (October) (recording).
- Keynote speaker, Qatar National Library, Doha (October).
- Invited speaker, Open Science, University of Roskilde, Denmark (October).
- Invited speaker, Open Science workshop, University of Leon, Spain (September).
- Keynote speaker, German Aerospace Center, Open Science workshop, Berlin, Germany (September).
- Invited speaker, PhD Cafe, Southern Denmark University, Odense (September)
- Invited speaker, Concytec Hatun Tinkuy event, Lima, Peru (September) (slides, recording).
- Invited speaker, Open Science in Practice, summer school, Lausanne, Switzerland (September) (slides).
- Invited speaker, Introduction to Open Science, University La Salle, France (July) (slides).
- Invited speaker, Open Science, what’s all the fuss about, Alpha Synucleinopathy and Translational Neurodegeneration Research, Kings College London, UK (June).
- Invited speaker, The Shoulders of Giants (June) (online).
- Keynote speaker, Wikimedia Open Science, Berlin, Germany (May) (blog post, video).
- Invited speaker and moderator, Agreenskills forum, Brussels, Belgium (April) (video).
- Invited speaker, What does it mean to be a researcher in 2019, KU Leuven, Belgium (April) (slides).
- Invited speaker, EURODOC webinar, Open Peer Review (March).
- Invited speaker, The future of Open Science, Leibniz Institute, Berlin, Germany (March).
- Invited speaker, So you want to be an epic scientist, Open Science Symposium, University of Gent, Belgium (March) (slides).
- Invited speaker, Open Science is just science done right, SEED 2019, Davos Switzerland (February) (highlights video).
- Invited speaker, Innovations in scholarly communication and Open Science, NFAIS 61st annual conference, Virginia USA (February) (slides).
- Keynote speaker and workshop at Hanze Research Day, Groningen, Netherlands (January) (slides).
- Invited speaker, Open Science is just good science, Odense, Denmark (January) (slides).
- Invited speaker, Figshare webinar on Open Research (December) (video)
- Invited speaker, webinar with the e-learning team at TU Denmark (December) (video)
- Keynote speaker, Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway (November)
- Invited speaker, Higher Education conference, Taipei, Taiwan (November)
- Invited speaker, Blockchain for Science, Berlin, Germany (November) (coverage of event in German)
- Keynote speaker, BELIV conference, Berlin, Germany (October) (slides)
- Invited speaker, Science for society, European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (October) (slides)
- Invited speaker, Open Science in Peer Review and Publishing, University of Oxford, UK (October) (slides)
- Keynote speaker, SciELO 20 year conference, Sao Paolo, Brazil (October) (slides) (video)
- Keynote speaker, PUBMET 2018, Zadar, Croatia (September) (slides)
- Keynote speaker, The 7th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, Medan, Indonesia (September).
- Talk and workshops for OpenUP Training Workshop on Innovative Dissemination, Graz, Austria (June) (slides, video)
- Keynote talk, Open science is just good science, DARIAH Annual Meeting, Paris, France (May) (slides)
- Invited lecturer, PEERE Training School on Peer Review, Split, Croatia (May) (slides)
- Invited speaker, Scientific Publishing on the Blockchain, Vienna, Austria (May) (slides)
- Guest speaker, Open Science Clinique: Winning Marie Curie with Open Science webinar (May) (video)
- Invited speaker, Open Science Meetup Bali 2018, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (April) (slides)
- Comparative and International Education Society, workshop and talk, Mexico City, Mexico (March)
- Web-native peer review: Modeling a hybrid platform, talk at PEERE, Rome, Italy (March) (slides)
- FOSTER book sprint participant, Hannover, Germany (February) (details)
- Invited speaker to the TU Delft Open Science Symposium, Delft, Netherlands (January) (slides, recording – 35 mins in)
- Invited to kick-off meeting, New horizons for open science researchers, TIB, Hannover, Germany (January)
- Invited to the BITSS Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California, USA (December, 2017)
- OpenAIRE webinar – Open Science Workflows and Tools (September, 2017) (slides and recording)
- Open Access workshop, Max Planck Early Career Research and Alumni Symposium (September, 2017)
- Guest lecturer at Open Science and Scholarship: Changing your Research Workflow, Utrecht University, Netherlands (August, 2017)
- Talk with Lisa Matthias on the art of getting cited, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (January, 2017)
- Co-organised OpenCon Berlin with OpenAIRE and Digital Science, Germany (November, 2016)
- Keynote talk at ISMTE Europe on Open Communication in scholarly publishing, Brussels, Belgium (November 2016)
- Chaired panel discussion on the future of peer review at SpotOn London, UK (November 2016)
- Talk in Ljubjlana, Slovenia, on Open Science as an early career researcher (November, 2016)
- OpenCon, Washington DC (Nov, 2014) and Brussels (Nov, 2015), and Washington DC (November, 2016)
- Chaired panel on student initiatives in Open, and co-led workshop on solutions to Open problems in (2015)
- Workshop on Open Science for early career researchers (successful crowdfund campaign) (2016)
- Co-organised OpenCon satellite events in Berlin (2015, 2016) and London (2017)
- Invited speaker at ZALF PhD day for a talk on Open Science, Muncheberg, Germany (July, 2016)
- Workshops on Open Access for medical students at the UAEM conference in Berlin, Germany (April, 2016)
- Invited talk on Open Access as a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg, Germany (February, 2016)
- Invited panelist and speaker, Altmetricon, London, UK (September, 2015)
- Invited speaker at OpenCon London satellite on Open Data, UK (November, 2014)
- Interviewed for REVY magazine in Denmark.
- Alle data er født frie (All data is born free) – Weekendavisen. (In Danish, English available as a translated annotation)
- 120: Advancing Open Science with Dr. Jon Tennant – Hello PhD podcast.
- In Focus: Jon Tennant – IGDORE.
- The liberation of science – Science for Progress podcast.
- An overview of Open Access in Palaeontology – Palaeontologia Electronica.
- Open Science Radio, Vive la revolucion!
- Interview with Jon Tennant on the Open Science MOOC – EURODOC.
- Research is ‘behind paywalls, poorly communicated, and in the control of private corporations’ – Research Information.
- Open Science is just science done right – Tidningen Curie.
- Interview: Jon Tennant, author of ‘The State of the Art of Peer Review’ – FEMS
- “Elsevier is trying to co-opt the open science space, and we shouldn’t let them” – ScienceGuide.
- OSR126 Dinosaurs, Scholarly Publishing and Open Science Education with Jon Tennant – Open Science Radio.
- Challenging the Status Quo – Life Sciences Network
- Perspective on Open Science – Year of Open
- The cost of knowledge – Science Disrupt
- You should always follow your heart in research – Editage Insights
- The future of academic publishing and advice for younger researchers – Editage Insights
- Featured on Peer Review Academy – Publons
- Episode #43: Interview with Jon Tennant about Open Science – PhD Career Stories
- Preprints, peer review, and publishing – Digital Science (blog post and recording)
Other media appearances
- A Revolution in Science Publishing, or Business as Usual? – Undark.
- Could a battle between internet pirates and publishers benefit the fight against COVID-19? – CGTN.
- The Free Market Isn’t Up to the Coronavirus Challenge – Jacobin.
- University of California break with Elsevier tipped to boost ‘global revolt’ – Times Higher Education.
- Criticizes deals with giants: – Misuse of public funds, Khrono (In Norwegian).
- Qatar National Library promotes International Open Access Week 2019, Press Release.
- Because everyone must be guaranteed access to scientific journals – Internazionale (in Italian).
- Germans to close “transformative” deal with SpringerNature – ScienceGuide.
- Journal’s plan to review preprints aims to kill ‘desk rejects’ – Times Higher Education.
- Springer Nature proposes Open Access model transition – Times Higher Education.
- Elsevier agrees to first read-and-publish deal – Inside Higher Ed.
- Commission defends Elsevier monitoring decision – ResearchResearch.
- Hope – and a welter of concerns – greets Europe’s radical open access plan – Science Business.
- ‘You never said my peer review was confidential’ – scientist challenges publisher – Nature News
- Why high profile journals have more retractions – Nature News
- Career advice: How to peer review – Times Higher Education
- Tweeting and rule-breaking at academic conferences – The BMJ
- High rejection rates by journals ‘pointless’ – Times Higher Education
- Open Science Mooc discussed – Open Science Radio (in German)
- Openness doesn’t compromise your career, it builds it! – F1000
- Open Peer Review finds more takers – Nature News
- Tweeting for RealScientists during Open Science Week 2017 – RealScientists
- Publishers go after networking site for illicit sharing of journal papers – Science Magazine
- Publishers take ResearchGate to court, alleging massive copyright infringement – Science Magazine
- A growing Open Access toolbox – The Scientist
- Online tools enable unprecedented access to science research – Physics Today
- The ethical social network – Inside Higher Ed
- Intersections of Openness: Open Access, Science, & Education – Abbey Elder, Iowa State University
Open science in the EU – Will the astroturfers take over? – University World News