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Digital Scholarly Records are Facing New Risks
Research
May 21, 2024

Digital Scholarly Records are Facing New Risks

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Research Integrity Should Not Mean Its Weaponization
Ethics
January 11, 2024

Research Integrity Should Not Mean Its Weaponization

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Matchmaking Research to Policy: Introducing Britain’s Areas of Research Interest Database
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November 2, 2023

Matchmaking Research to Policy: Introducing Britain’s Areas of Research Interest Database

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Maintaining Anonymity In Double-Blind Peer Review During The Age of Artificial Intelligence
Research
August 23, 2023

Maintaining Anonymity In Double-Blind Peer Review During The Age of Artificial Intelligence

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As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes

As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes

Considering a series of proposed policy changes by the National Institutes of Health, Micah Altman and Philip N. Cohen, argue they highlight wider systematic gaps in the evaluation of operational science policies and signal an urgent need to increase funding for metascience.

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What Constitutes Gender Bias In Academia?

What Constitutes Gender Bias In Academia?

Researchers regularly observe gender differences in favor of men in various parts of academia, such as fewer women in senior academic positions, fewer publications, lower citations rates and lower funding of women. However, researchers also observe differences in favor of women, such as more women being elected in NAS, more favorable peer review and higher funding rates of women.

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Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Here are five ways I have found Altmetrics to be useful beyond a simple numerical score and just telling us which journal papers are receiving attention.

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Greater Autonomy Needed to Reform Research Reassessment: A View from Spain

Greater Autonomy Needed to Reform Research Reassessment: A View from Spain

The Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment offers a window of opportunity to transform evaluation systems across Europe. However, in order to implement the qualitative style of evaluation proposed, it will be necessary to modify the processes and sites of evaluation in those countries relying on centralised evaluation system

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Steps To Effectively Conduct Interdisciplinary Research

Steps To Effectively Conduct Interdisciplinary Research

Reflecting on their work on the recent BIAS project, the authors traced some of the challenges we faced carrying out interdisciplinary research and the strategies we developed to mitigate them.

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Directly Tackling the Gender Bias of Wikipedia’s Social Science Entries

Directly Tackling the Gender Bias of Wikipedia’s Social Science Entries

Reflecting on their work on Sage’s recent Wikipedia edit-athon, Mariah John-Leighton and Hannah Jane Pearson discuss how the project has increased the representation of women social scientists on the platform.

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Do Conferences Still Matter? Yes, Yes They Do

Do Conferences Still Matter? Yes, Yes They Do

Drawing on a study of physicists, Harry Collins and Will Mason-Wilkes argue in-person meetings are still vital in creating and sustaining academic communities.

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Communicating Findings Should be Included in Research Funding

Communicating Findings Should be Included in Research Funding

Reflecting on the ongoing professionalisation of academic communication and increased opportunities for researchers to engage, Andy Tattersall argues researchers and research funders should be mindful of the communication requirements of their projects and factor them into their bids and tenders.

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