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 Science’ – something I feel is just about doing science right, based on principles of equality, 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 preprint server, paleorXiv (companion website).
- Founder of the Open Science MOOC.
- Founder of the MetaPaleo research project.
- Drafting Committee for the Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development.
- The first version of this has now been published.
- Lead author of published review on academic, societal and economic case for Open Access and another on the future of peer review.
- Follow up of this, The State of the Art in Peer Review, available via SocArXiv.
- Submitted a formal complaint about Elsevier and the Open Science Monitor to the EU Ombudsman.
- Co-developer of the Open Research Glossary (Right to Research Coalition) (Software Carpentry).
- Co-author of the Open Science Training Handbook.
- Open Letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science – The Winnower.
- 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’.
Grants and awards
- Recipient of an IGDORE travel award to work on projects in Bali.
- Awarded a Shuttleworth Flash Grant to continue my work on Open Science.
Freelance science writing and consultancy
- Community Editor for PLOS Paleo.
- Freelance author for Discover Magazine, EarthTouch and The Conversation (2014-present, with work covered by io9, Livescience, PopSci, phys.org, ArsTechnica, and Buzzfeed.
- Author of kids book Excavate Dinosaurs and World of Dinosaurs (coming 2018).
- 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 (July, 2017)
- Co-organiser of Berlin Open Science Meetup (Nature News).
- Runner of the Open Science subreddit.
- Instructor for the Transmitting Science courses.
Authored ‘popular media’ articles
- 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
- Keynote speaker, Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway (November, 2018)
- Keynote speaker, PUBMET 2018, Zadar, Croatia (September, 2018)
- Talk and workshops for OpenUP Training Workshop on Innovative Dissemination, Graz, Austria (June 2018) (slides, video)
- Keynote talk, Open science is just good science, DARIAH Annual Meeting, Paris, France (May, 2018) (slides)
- Invited lecturer, PEERE Training School on Peer Review, Split, Croatia (May, 2018) (slides)
- Invited speaker, Scientific Publishing on the Blockchain, Vienna, Austria (May, 2018) (slides)
- Guest speaker, Open Science Clinique: Winning Marie Curie with Open Science webinar (May, 2018) (video)
- Invited speaker, Open Science Meetup Bali 2018, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (April 2018) (slides)
- Comparative and International Education Society, workshop and talk, Mexico City, Mexico (March 2018)
- Web-native peer review: Modeling a hybrid platform, talk at PEERE, Rome, Italy (March 2018) (slides)
- FOSTER book sprint participant, Hannover, Germany (February, 2018) (details)
- Invited speaker to the TU Delft Open Science Symposium, Delft, Netherlands (January, 2018) (slides, recording – 35 mins in)
- Invited to kick-off meeting, New horizons for open science researchers, TIB, Hannover, Germany (January, 2018)
- Invited to the BITSS Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California, USA (December, 2017)
- Co-organised OpenCon London with Digital Science and the Know Center (November, 2017) (video)
- Chair for discussion on the link between science communication and research impact at SpotOn London (November, 2017) (video, resources)
- Invited speaker, the current status of Open Science, Blockchain hack and share weekend, Berlin, Germany (September, 2017) (video)
- OpenAIRE webinar – Open Science Workflows and Tools (September, 2017) (slides and recording)
- Keynote talk, Open science as a junior researcher, Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Paris, France (September 2017) (slides) (final KE report)
- Keynote talk, The past, present, and future of peer review, University of Birmingham, UK (September, 2017) (slides, video)
- Plenary session, poster, and workshop at Open Science Fair, Athens, Greece (September, 2017) (slides)
- Open Access workshop, Max Planck Early Career Research and Alumni Symposium (September, 2017)
- Managing your scholarly reputation, Altmetric webinar expert speaker (September, 2017) (blog post and recording)
- 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)
- “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
- ‘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