Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of vaguely interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week.
- Campbell et al: New insights into chasmosaurine (Dinosauria: Ceratopsidae) skulls from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alberta, and an update on the distribution of accessory frill fenestrae in Chasmosaurinae.
- Philips and Fruciano: The soft explosive model of placental mammal evolution.
- Taylor: Xenoposeidon is the earliest known rebbachisaurid dinosaur.
- Yang et al: Fossil eggshell cuticle elucidates dinosaur nesting ecology.
Open Science News
- Universities must read applications work to defeat the impact factor – Times Higher Education.
- How do we rid scholarly communication of an exploitative commercial agenda that prevents openness to reach its intended goal? – OpenUP Hub.
- Clarivate analytics releases citation distributions along with new impact factors. No more excuses? – Stephen Curry.
- Stencila have launched their office suite for reproducible research. Nice.
- Funder open access platforms, a welcome innovation? – LSE Impact Blog.
- FOSTER have launched their new open science training courses!
- Scholarly Twitter metrics – Stefanie Haustein.
- Decisive week for European open science – ScienceGuide.
Stuff I’ve done
- Elsevier are corrupting Open Science in Europe. My first piece for The Guardian is now out!
- Submitted a quick application to MoZFest this year on behalf of the Open Science MOOC
- Interviewed for the Open Science Radio about dinosaurs, paleorXiv, and the Open Science MOOC!
- Making research evaluation processes in Europe more transparent – post for LSE Impact Blog along with Sarah Slowe, Charlie Rapple, and Gareth Cole!
- And another article for Aeon on the future of scholarly publishing. Whew!