Open science: historical perspectives

After the recent London conference on Intelligence, we visited the Science Museum in South Kensington. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to explore everything, but we did spend some time in the flight section. A number of the texts on display highlight the importance of open science, and are worth posting here. Stalling science…

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How to integrate Winnower, blog posts and ResearchGate?

Abstract I argue that traditional scientific publication is extremely costly and that scientific publication must move towards more rapid publication practices. I discuss how this might be accomplished by integrating blogposts, The Winnower and ResearchGate. Introduction There are a number of important dimensions that scientists consider when they choose how and where to publish their…

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Predatory journals

I had my first Twitter controversy. So: @StuartJRitchie @FrontiersIn is a predatory open access journal. Publication fee is 1600€ http://t.co/zxdCppVR0J https://t.co/BUCXliIXwG — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) September 27, 2014 @KirkegaardEmil @StuartJRitchie you do realize that you are paying ~5000 per article for 'normal' journals? Nothing predatory about it — rogier kievit (@rogierK) September 28,…

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Review: The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Academic Practice (Martin Weller)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12582388-the-digital-scholar http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=5343D586EEEFB7BB24DE5B71FBD07C32 Someone posted a nice collection of books dealing with the on-going revolution in science: I've collected a list of Open Science / digital scholar books – any obvious missign? – https://t.co/AYcRrtXnhZ #openscience #openaccess — Mikael K. Elbæk (@melbaek) September 25, 2014 So i decided to read some of them. Ironically, many of them…

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Some ideas about open and decentralized science

Science is broken There are numerous errors with science as it is right now. Some of them are: closed access, publication bias, lack of data sharing, the horribly bad and slow publication system.   All these problems have done talked about before other places (e.g. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2051047). Here I wanna talk about solutions.   Closed access…

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Reeding material: Peer review, open acces, open sience

For som reeson i started reeding about peer review, and i ended up reeding a lot of interesting articles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_review Two quotes stand out, copyd from the Criticism section: “There seems to be no study too fragmented, no hypothesis too trivial, no literature too biased or too egotistical, no design too warped, no methodology too…

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