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Impact of Social Sciences – The “problem” of predatory publishing remains a relatively small one and should not be allowed to defame open access

A recent investigation led by an international group of journalists raised concerns over the scale of the problem of deceptive publishing practices, with many researchers of standing and reputation found to have published in “predatory” journals. However, while the findings of this investigation garnered significant media attention, the robustness of the study itself was not […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: August 6th, 2018

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. Palaeontology News Pinheiro et al: Reassessment of the enigmatic crocodyliform “Goniopholis” paulistanus Roxo, 1936: Historical approach, systematic, and description by new materials. Bazzi et al: Static Dental Disparity and Morphological Turnover […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: July 30th, 2018

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. Palaeontology News Lessner et al: New insights into Late Triassic dinosauromorph-bearing assemblages from Texas using apomorphy-based identifications. Xu et al: A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and […]

Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: June 22nd, 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 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 […]

2018 Research Resolutions

Yesterday, I tweeted some of my New Year research resolutions for 2018. It seemed to strike a chord with many, getting a lot of positive feedback. Oddly, I’ve been doing most of these since the beginning of my research career (I started my PhD in 2012), and I’m happy to say that it seems like […]