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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 […]

PaleorXiv: Post-launch update

Initial success It’s been almost 2 months since paleorXiv launched! Since then, 35 papers have been published on the platform. We maintain a database of them all here. We have also created a Code of Conduct and a Diversity Statement, developed with the help of the wider community. These are to help foster paleorXiv as a welcoming community […]

Welcome to paleorXiv!

This week, I am very excited to announce the launch of paleorXiv! On the first day, we published 16 manuscripts alone, which is a great success by any measure! What does this mean? PaleorXiv provides a non-profit platform for paleontologists to freely upload their working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers. We also […]

A comprehensive list of journal self-archiving policies for Palaeontology and PaleorXiv

“This shouldn’t take too long..” said this idiot last week. As part of the development of PaleorXiv, I’ve now built a comprehensive database of self-archiving policies for journals that publish Palaeontological research. The different columns represent different ‘stages’ of manuscript publication at which you can self-archive for free: Preprint: Version of a research paper prior to […]