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New study: Preprints in Scholarly Communication: Re-Imagining Metrics and Infrastructures

A paper that I helped to peer review is now published, and should be of interest. Here’s the abstract: Digital scholarship and electronic publishing among the scholarly communities are changing when metrics and open infrastructures take centre stage for measuring research impact. In scholarly communication, the growth of preprint repositories over the last three decades […]

Preprints do not promote confusion or distortion in the public understanding of science

Today, Corina Logan, Laurent Gatto and I have a short correspondence published in Nature. This is a response to an article criticising the relationship between preprints and scientific journalism. Our piece is just one of many, and we have included a list below the full response below. We welcome wider discussion on this issue! Original […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: August 17th, 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 Balanoff et al: The Endocranial Cavity of Oviraptorosaur Dinosaurs and the Increasingly Complex, Deep History of the Avian Brain. Henderson: A buoyancy, balance and stability challenge to the hypothesis […]

Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: June 29th, 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 Brom et al: Body-size increase in crinoids following the end-Devonian mass extinction. Field and Hsiang: A North American stem turaco, and the complex biogeographic history of modern birds. […]

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 […]

18. Limitations of decoupled peer review

This is adapted from our recent paper in F1000 Research, entitled “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review.” Due to its rather monstrous length, I’ll be posting chunks of the text here in sequence over the next few weeks to help disseminate it in more easily digestible bites. Enjoy! This section describes […]

15. Peer Review: Preprints and overlay journals.

This is adapted from our recent paper in F1000 Research, entitled “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review.” Due to its rather monstrous length, I’ll be posting chunks of the text here in sequence over the next few weeks to help disseminate it in more easily digestible bites. Enjoy! This section describes […]