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.
- Otero: Forelimb musculature and osteological correlates in Sauropodomorpha (Dinosauria, Saurischia).
- Gill et al: Diets of giants: The nutritional value of sauropod diet during the Mesozoic.
Open Science News
- Continuing tensions between Elsevier and Germany during negotiations.
- More on this from Times Higher Education.
- Europe PMC is now indexing preprints!
- DORA have released their roadmap for research assessment.
- Have we reached a turning point in the responsible use of metrics for research evaluation? – James Wilsdon.
Stuff I’ve done
- The President of the Lisbon Council launched a rather strange press release about my article on Elsevier and the Open Science Monitor, which I wrote a full response to.
- Another piece I wrote on the future of publishing made it into Fast Company. Nice.
- Peer review, a golden standard? Co-wrote this piece with Maria Ritola, co-founder of Iris, a blockchain-for-science startup.
- Bianchi et al: The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures.