What Should the Scientific Community of Tomorrow Look Like?

Isla Watton, Nathalie Pettorelli & Seirian Sumner

If you could change one thing about the scientific culture right now, what would it be? At first answering this question may seem like a fruitless exercise; after all, how could just one thing lead to fundamental cultural changes, when existing systems are so entrenched and complex. But in a climate where women still drop out of Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) careers at a higher rate than men, despite the recent recognition that the science community needs to be open to a larger diversity of individuals to boost its creativity, perhaps getting an answer to this simple question is exactly what is needed. In order to comprehensively get at the roots of what scientists really want from their work environment, it is necessary to consult broadly. Continue reading “What Should the Scientific Community of Tomorrow Look Like?”

Digital Science Presents Blockchain for Scholarly Communication & Research

Join us in London on the evening of Tuesday 28th November for a panel discussion and networking focusing on the potential of blockchain technology for scholarly communication and research.

Hear from a panel of experts including:

  • Soenke Bartling
  • Eefke Smit
  • Joris van Rossum
  • Mark Hahnel (moderator)
  • Eveline Klumpers

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“Who owns Digital Science” – That is the Question…

Last week the Scholarly Kitchen featured a provocative article titled, “Who owns Digital Science?” posted by Roger Schonfeld, a regular chef on the Scholarly Kitchen and Director of the Library and Scholarly Communication Program for Ithaka S+R.

The post opens with a clarification from Roger who notes, “At the most basic level, the answer is entirely straightforward. Holtzbrinck owns Digital Science. This is not in dispute.” He continues to explain the only change related to this ownership in the past seven years: “Digital Science was part of the Nature Publishing Group prior to the latter’s merger with Springer.” It was during this time that “Digital Science was separated from Springer-Nature.”
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New white paper asks, “How can we reform promotion and tenure practices to promote open access?”

George Mason University Press and the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) have just published the OSI 2017 Promotion & Tenure Reform Workgroup Report, which explores how professional advancement scenarios–promotion and tenure, grant applications, and so on–might be reimagined to better incentivize open access, open data, and other “open” scholarly practices.

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Altmetric to Host Altmetricon in Manchester


Are you keen to learn more about altmetrics, how other people are using them, and how they can benefit your organisation?

Join Altmetric at the Manchester Museum on the 7th November to hear about the latest innovations in altmetrics and see practical examples of how publishers, institutions, researchers and others are using these data in their day-to-day workflows. Sessions will include:

  • Informative workshops on how to use altmetrics data and tools
  • Discussions around use cases for altmetrics
  • Presentations on the latest innovations and future of altmetrics

There will be lots of time for discussion and opportunities to interact with colleagues and others from different parts of the academic world, which in the past has produced some really interesting ideas and useful insights.

Registration is free and refreshment will be provided. Altmetric looks forward to seeing you there!


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Powered by ReadCube: Wiley Content Sharing Expanded Across Wiley Online Library

Our portfolio company ReadCube has got exciting new to share! Following a successful trial that began in early 2017, Wiley has extended Content Sharing across its portfolio (1,700+ titles).

Powered by ReadCube technology, Wiley Content Sharing enables authors and subscribers to generate links that provide access to free-to-read full-text articles. These links can be used over social media, scholarly collaboration networks and email.  In addition, Wiley Content Sharing provides the public with greater access to research when linking from selected media outlets globally including The Daily Mail, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Medscape, Nature and ScienceMag.

As you can expect, team ReadCube are thrilled to be part of this expanded initiative that supports both readers and authors alike. Wiley’s ongoing efforts to find new channels to improve accessibility, discoverability, and connectivity of what is often a diverse research landscape, affirm their position as an industry innovator as well as an exciting development partner.

You can read the official release over on the ReadCube blog.

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