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.
- Montanari: Cracking the egg: the use of modern and fossil eggs for ecological, environmental and biological interpretation.
- Yin et al: Cranial morphology of Sinovenator changii (Theropoda: Troodontidae) on the new material from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China.
- Li et al: Convergent evolution of a mobile bony tongue in flighted dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
- Paparella et al: A new fossil marine lizard with soft tissues from the Late Cretaceous of southern Italy.
Open Science News
- The EU have launched their Open Science Monitor. Sadly, Elsevier have been sub-contracted to work on this, which is reflected in the dominance of their tools and services in the methodologies.
- If this concerns you, which it should, please leave a comment here.
- The Open Revolution, a new book by Rufus Pollock, is now out. Strongly reccomended!
- Martin-Martin et al: Unbundling Open Access dimensions: a conceptual discussion to reduce terminology inconsistencies.
- “This study intends to initiate a discussion on this issue, by proposing a conceptual model of OA. Our model features six different dimensions (authoritativeness, user rights, stability, immediacy, peer-review, and cost).”
- Schmidt et al: Open Science Support as a Portfolio of Services and Projects: From Awareness to Engagement.
- Emery: How green is our valley?: five-year study of selected LIS journals from Taylor & Francis for green deposit of articles.
- Results indicate that less than a quarter of writers have chosen to make a green deposit of their articles in local or subject repositories. Despite zero embargo period, for LIS authors at Taylor and Francis journals. Utterly disappointing.
- Introducting the Free Journal Network! LSE Impact Blog.
Stuff I’ve done
- Landscape report on preprints now available on the Knowledge Exchange website!
- Delivered a talk in Graz, Austria, on using social media to get a career boost.
- Blog post: Potential futures of peer review.
- Resubmitted paper on the state of the art of peer review, updated version available via SocArXiv.
Other cool stuff
- Worldbrain’s Memex tool now allows you to link to and cite specific pieces of text within articles. How cool is that!