Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week.
- Xing et al: A mid-Cretaceous embryonic-to-neonate snake in amber from Myanmar.
- Wiersma and Irmis: A new southern Laramidian ankylosaurid, Akainacephalus johnsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah, USA.
Open Science News
- Van der See and Reich: Open Education Science.
- “Transparency and accessibility are functional imperatives that come with many benefits for the individual researcher, scientific community, and society at large—Open Education Science is the way forward.”
- Open Science by design: Realising a vision for the 21st Century.
- The complaint about Elsevier and the EU Open Science Monitor hit 1000 signatories!
- University of British Colombia recognishes openness in its tenure and promotion guidelines.
- Elsevier cut off access to Swedish and German universities.
- And more on the Elsevier Open Science Monitor fiasco, this time via the Dutch Magazine FTM.
- Torres-Salinas et al: Disentangling gold open access.
- EU Publications: Access to and preservation of scientific information in Europe.
- Open Access: Toward the Internet of the Mind, by Jean-Claude Guédon. Not new, but worth reading!
Stuff I’ve done
- Helped out with the new EUREKA ‘blockchain for open science’ White Paper, which was published this week. Check it out!
- Interviewed for ScienceGuide about the issues around Elsevier and Open Science in the EU.
- Happy to announce that Code Ocean are now helping to sponsor the Open Science MOOC! Huge thanks to Simon Adar for his kindness and generosity here 🙂