Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: June 8th, 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

  • Moore et al: Cranial anatomy of Bellusaurus sui (Dinosauria: Eusauropoda) from the Middle-Late Jurassic Shishugou Formation of northwest China and a review of sauropod cranial ontogeny.
  • Watanabe: How many landmarks are enough to characterize shape and size variation?
  • Davesne et al: Exceptional preservation of a Cretaceous intestine provides a glimpse of the early ecological diversity of spiny-rayed fishes (Acanthomorpha, Teleostei).
  • Surmik et al: Tuberculosis-like respiratory infection in 245-million-year-old marine reptile suggested by bone pathologies.
Histology of the dorsal rib of ‘Proneusticosaurussilesiacus holotype (Surmik et al.)
  • Fleischle et al: Quantitative histological models suggest endothermy in plesiosaurs.
  • Bestwick et al: Pterosaur dietary hypotheses: a review of ideas and approaches.

Open Science News

  • Preprints growth rate ten times higher than journal articles – Crossref.
  • Italian scientists increase self-citations in response to promotion policy – Nature Index.
  • Six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure – LSE Impact Blog.
LSE Impact Blog
  • COAR are investigating peer review overlay services.

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