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.
- Foffa et al: Filling the Corallian gap: New information on Late Jurassic marine reptile faunas from England.
- Wu et al: A grazing Gomphotherium in Middle Miocene Central Asia, 10 million years prior to the origin of the Elephantidae.
- Brignon: New historical data on the first dinosaurs found in France.
- Prieto-Marquez and Guenther: Perinatal specimens of Maiasaura from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana (USA): insights into the early ontogeny of saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaurs.
- Brocklehurst: An examination of the impact of Olson’s extinction on tetrapods from Texas.
- Muscente et al: Quantifying ecological impacts of mass extinctions with network analysis of fossil communities.
Open Science News
- Weak demand forces Springer Nature to cancel $3.2 billion float at last minute – Reuters.
- Khair: Expenditures of CARL member libraries for scholarly resource subscriptions licensed through CRKN for 2016 – 2017.
- Open science projects collaborate on joint roadmap – JROST.
- New report on the impact of Open Access on learned societies in the UK – DeltaThink.
- Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier.
- Linking impact factor to ‘open access’ charges creates more inequality in academic publishing – Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman.
- Why So Many Repositories? Examining the Limitations and Possibilities of the Institutional Repositories Landscape.
- Why are AI researchers boycotting a new Nature journal—and shunning others?
- Basically, because the journal is more about abusing its status to make money, than the advancement of science. Sound familiar?
- OpenAIRE partners with the Open Science MOOC. Whoop!
Stuff I’ve done
- Delivered a talk in Vienna about whether blockchain is a magic bullet cure for science, or a solution for a problem that does not exist.. (slides on Figshare).
- And another talk in Split, Croatia, at the PEERE peer review summer school, on the future of peer review.
- Shifted the Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development to markdown. Still open for contributions!
- Made a tonne of progress on the Open Science MOOC as part of the Mozilla global sprint. Thanks, everyone!
- Spoke at a webinar, Open Science Clinique: Winning Marie Curie with Open Science, about Open Science for junior researchers.