Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: July 16th, 2018

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.

Palaeontology news

  • 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

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.
    • The Polish news site, Wprost, also have now covered the story.
    • Nicolas Schmelling also wrote about ‘The people vs Elsevier‘.
    • And it got picked up on by TechDirt: “Elsevier Will Monitor Open Science In EU Using Measurement System That Favors Its Own Titles.”
    • And the French ARDM Association.
  • 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.

Other stuff

  • Bianchi et al: The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures.

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