The two founders of the website say the incentives in scientific publishing need to change to reduce fraud.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Hate speech is on the rise. In Canada alone, it increased by a staggering 600 per cent between 2015 and 2016 as part of what some have called “the Trump effect.” Academia is not immune to this trend. According to a recent study, […]
David Kent looks at whether it is ethical (and legal) for an academic to share a paper they are reviewing with their lab group.
Read more about the winners and finalists of the 2018 Canada Prizes, presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
David Kent looks at some of the new ways scientific journals are trying to fix the current peer review system.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries proposes that institutions renegotiate unsustainable deals with journal publishers and transition toward open access.
Two years after the surprise success of their book The Slow Professor, the authors reflect on its impact, their attempts to live up to its ideals, and what comes next.
“When we noticed that people were using university or grant money for these conferences, we had to put a stop to it,” said one department chair.
As with scientific research in the time of “big data”, the critical thing for a researcher to identify is what sorts of questions the data might answer.
And here’s how we can do it.
As an ethics body, COPE’s first loyalty is to ethics. But as a membership body, its first loyalty is to its members.
Op-ed articles help students to learn the important skills of engaging and persuading a reader.
David Kent takes a closer look at some of the journal’s peer reviewers – and the results are distressing.
David Kent recounts the highs and lows of his journal club’s first pre-review experience.
Melonie Fullick wraps up her blog at UA, and looks ahead to new adventures in writing and higher-ed analysis online.
French-speaking researchers are increasingly choosing to publish their scientific articles in English.
What if scientific journal clubs discussed papers before submitting them to journals, and had a say before editors and reviewers did?
The shift towards open access is an opportunity to reform academic publishing to better serve the public interest.
More journals should invite mid-level and junior scholars to join.
The movement is also aiming to reimagine and democratize learning technologies.