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Why Outsourcing to India is good for your Business

Posted by Magesh Balachandran | Oct 24th 2018 | Comment

With globalization flattening the world, it has become increasingly important for companies to utilize outsourcing firms in India to stay competitive. India is the best outsourcing destination for...


Blockchain Solutions For An Accessible and Transparent Research Database

Posted by Michael Donovan | Sep 3rd 2018 | 1 Comment

In 2016 an anonymous "white paper" was published that provided an outline for the creation of a decentrlized autonomous research endorsement tool to alleviate some of the issues with the current...


AAS Open Research

Posted by Monica Morrison | Apr 14th 2018 | Comment

In 2017 the African Academy of Sciences established AAS Open Research, a platform for rapid publication and open peer review for researchers supported by AAS and programs supported through its...


A summer institute for teaching and learning about Scholarly Communication: Getting ready for FSCI 2.0

Posted by Daniel O'Donnell | Feb 28th 2018 | Comment

The program committee for the Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) is in the process of putting together the schedule of courses for FSCI 2018—Or perhaps we might want to call it FSCI 2...


Michele Mennielli on FORCE 17: "to build interactions between systems you have to first build interactions between people."

Posted by Tameka Hill | Oct 28th 2017 | Comment

Michele Mennielli is the International Membership and Partnership Manager of DuraSpace and attended the first Force 11 conference. We had a nice and beautiful conversation, which I would like to...


Michael Kurtz on FORCE 17: "State of the art in a broad spectrum."

Posted by Tameka Hill | Oct 28th 2017 | Comment

I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Kurtz, Project Scientist for the Astrophysics Data System during the Force 2017 conference in Berlin. We had an interesting conversation: Is this your...


Maryann Martone on FORCE 17: "we need to harness our collective resources and expertise to effect change"

Posted by Tameka Hill | Oct 28th 2017 | Comment

During the Force 2017 Conference, I had a lovely chat with Former President, Maryann Martone, who currently works with Hypothes.is as their Director of Biosciences. This is what she had to say. Why...


Todd Carpenter on FORCE 17: "We don’t have enough opportunities to engage these communities outside of our own, which is one of the things I love about FORCE."

Posted by Tameka Hill | Oct 27th 2017 | Comment

At Force 2017, we caught up with Todd Carpenter and had a little chat. This is what he told us. Is this your first meeting? No, I have been at more than half of them before it was Force11. The...


New Ideas Discussed at Force2017

Posted by Tameka Hill | Oct 27th 2017 | Comment

Over 200 scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders gathered in Berlin, Germany on October 25-27 to attend Force2017, an event set to change the way in which scholarly and...


Building Communities and Engaging with Science from a Non-Institutional Position: An Interview with Lucy Patterson

Posted by Lisa Matthias | Oct 8th 2017 | Comment

With FORCE2017 being just a couple weeks away, the final preparations are in full swing and we are getting everybody ready to join the fun! This week, I would like to introduce you to keynote speaker...


FORCE2017: Knowledge should be open by default': An Interview with Diego Gómez Hoyos

Posted by Lisa Matthias | Oct 1st 2017 | Comment

In preparation for FORCE2017, hosted in Berlin this October, I interviewed keynote speaker Diego Gómez Hoyos. Diego, based in Costa Rica but originally from Colombia, is a young researcher in...


Decision Trees: Licenses, Attribution, Provenance, Credit and Glitches

Posted by Fiona Murphy | Sep 1st 2017 | Comment

During our discussions about how to conduct scholarly commons compliant work using current infrastructures, our group has had a number of detailed discussions about many of the standing issues in...


Scholarly Commons and Decision Trees: The Project

Posted by Fiona Murphy | Jul 21st 2017 | Comment

Hopefully you will already have read, marked, learned and inwardly digested our last blogpost, which outlined our starting point for the Decision Trees Working Group.  Our goal is to produce...


Scholarly Commons and Decision Trees: what, why and how

Posted by Fiona Murphy | Jul 8th 2017 | Comment

“The scholarly commons is an agreement among researchers and other stakeholders in scholarly communication to make research open and participatory for anyone, anywhere. It is not another sharing...


Oded Kariti Research on AI

Posted by Oded Kariti | Jun 7th 2017 | Comment

Our work provides us with so much more than money, despite our collective obsession with the weekend. Our job fulfills many aspects of our social relations, completing goals and daily structure, and...


FORCE11 Executive Board Statement on Restrictions to Immigration

Posted by Cameron Neylon | Feb 3rd 2017 | Comment

This is a note that was sent along with the email to members announcing the Board Statement on Restrictions to Immigration.  Dear Colleagues Re: FORCE11 Board of Directors Statement on Restrictions...


Musings about the Open Science Prize

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Dec 31st 2016 | 1 Comment

Please cite: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.253046 As I was thinking about casting my vote for the Open Science Prize, I realized that I would in fact need a rubric for choosing. I was concerned...


FORCE11 President Blog

Posted by Cameron Neylon | Dec 20th 2016 | Comment

2016 has been a big year for FORCE11 with a lot going on, much of it behind the scenes. The success of the Portland FORCE2016 meeting built on the great work of previous conferences to bring hundreds...


Direct Antibody Technology™ in Customizing Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibodies

Posted by Candy Swift | Nov 21st 2016 | 1 Comment

DNA immunization technology is quite hot in the field of biotechnology recent years. It has been proved by scientists to have great significance in improving the effectiveness of immune procedure....


Steps To Consider For Writing Better Articles

Posted by Charles Arnot | Sep 3rd 2016 | Comment

Article writing is all about writing useful and quality contents over a subject or topic. There are some key things to be considered while writing an article. You have got to make some mental...


FORCE2016 OpenRIF Workshop Recap

Posted by Marijane White | Jun 1st 2016 | 1 Comment

On April 17, 2016, members of the OpenRIF community held a successful workshop at the FORCE2016 conference held in Portland, OR. The workshop opened with an overview of the OpenRIF project and...


Reflections on FORCE2016 - Data Sharing and Public Health

Posted by Anna Newman | May 16th 2016 | 2 Comments

As a new member of the FORCE11 community, I am grateful to have received a travel fellowship to attend FORCE2016 this year. I had heard very little about FORCE11 before applying for the fellowship,...


A European perspective on lightsabers in Portland

Posted by Nina Hedevang | May 8th 2016 | 1 Comment

”Force11”. At first sight of the website, I had no idea what I’d stumbled upon during one of my online research sessions. The name “Force” took my 25-year old mind wandering to a Star Wars movie...


Working Beyond Borders: Why We Need Global Diversity in Scholarly Communications

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | May 3rd 2016 | 1 Comment

The session Working Beyond Borders was proposed by Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan with the intent of raising critical conversations about the need to include non Anglo-centric perspectives on...


10 new things that Force2016 made me think about

Posted by Girija Goyal | Apr 29th 2016 | 1 Comment

I was recently chosen to be the force2016 fellow. Within the first few hours, during the Saturday special event for fellows, it was evident that Force2016 was going to be a huge learning experience....


“Real talk” on altmetrics at Force 2016

Posted by Stacy Konkiel | Apr 28th 2016 | Comment

Cross-posted from the Altmetric blog Let me be the first to say it: we’ve been needing a reality check on altmetrics for some time now. Too many people still confuse altmetrics with social media “...


Access to literature as a continuing issue for developing country researchers

Posted by Monica Morrison | Apr 27th 2016 | 1 Comment

Just before flying out of Africa for the Force2016 conference, I had supper in Zimbabwe with two friends who teach and practice in medicine and public health.They pointed out that, in spite of the...


5 reasons why you do not want to miss the ‘Communicating Science Effectively’ Panel at FORCE16

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | Apr 15th 2016 | 1 Comment

The FORCE16 ’Communicating Science Effectively’ panel, will take place on Monday, April 18th at 11:00 am. It will bring together Steven Pinker from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University...


Cell Lines now included in the Resource Identification Portal

Posted by Anita Bandrowski | Apr 12th 2016 | 1 Comment

The SciCrunch portals now contain a data source that will help people figure out if their cell lines have been reported to be contaminated and the Resource Identification Portal at scicrunch will...


Addressing Reproducibility in Open Science: An Interview with Girija Goyal

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | Apr 9th 2016 | 1 Comment

In the following post, I chat with researcher and F16 Fellow, Girija Goyal about the reproducibility question in open science, the challenges of working in resource-limited labs in India and the...


Reproducibility in the Recipes of Science

Posted by Anita Bandrowski | Apr 1st 2016 | 1 Comment

Reproducibility in science is a very difficult question, with much that has been said about it from industry, government and researchers themselves, for a good summary please see Nature Special on...


Knowledge Sharing in Nigeria: An interview with Basiru Adetomiwa

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | Mar 29th 2016 | 1 Comment

Next in the series, I interview Basiru Adetomiwa, a FORCE16 fellow coming to Portland from Ede Osun State in Nigeria. We discussed the perks and pains of knowledge sharing, including the North-South...


Open Access as Inclusion: An Interview with Juan Pablo Alperin

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | Mar 18th 2016 | 1 Comment

In the following post, we meet Juan Pablo Alperin, recipient of the FORCE16 fellowship for young scholars. Learn about his views on what the Open Access movement can learn from Latin America, how...


I am W7MAH

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Mar 16th 2016 | Comment

I am W7MAH. Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending some time with my father. He’s teaching me how to be a ham. Ham radio is fun, social, educational, and is regularly a lifeline during times of...


Force 2016: Transforming Research One Re-tweet At a Time

Posted by Denisse Albornoz | Mar 9th 2016 | Comment

In the age of memes, GIFs and the internet of things, knowledge sharing has drastically changed. The second we throw content into the web, we bare our souls before multitudes of strangers and hope...


NIDA supports SciCrunch and RRIDs in making research resources visible in science

Posted by Anita Bandrowski | Mar 7th 2016 | Comment

The following email blast was sent by NIDA (3/4/2016) to current and former grantees, encompassing much of the neuroscience scientific community in the US. This shows that individual institutes, in...


May the FORCE11 be with the research parasites

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Jan 30th 2016 | 3 Comments

As the chair of rapidly approaching Force16, it is time to reflect, examine the tea leaves and ponder the future. Further, the recent NEJM editorial made me MAD.  A little about my FORCE11 history...


New bonds: FORCE11 and the Digital Library Federation

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Dec 15th 2015 | 1 Comment

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and FORCE11 have partnered on supporting Cross-Pollinator travel awards with the goal of bringing scholars, scientists, software engineers, librarians, and...


The Future is a Happy Place

Posted by Maryann Martone | Oct 8th 2015 | Comment

Last July, I attended the very rewarding Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop on Open Science and e-Science in Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.  I had always regretted missing the workshop that led...


The Secret VIVO of Attribution

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Aug 12th 2015 | 4 Comments

The structure and composition of the typical scholarly team is changing and professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds are now contributing, often in ways that cannot be quantified through...


Just Published - Basic Guidelines for Accesssible Data Citations

Posted by Tim Clark | May 28th 2015 | 1 Comment

We are excited that our paper, Achieving Human and Machine Accessibility of Cited Data in Scholarly Publications, has just been published and we are honored that it is ARTICLE #1 in the newly-...


Changing the scientific value system, one CV at a time

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Mar 2nd 2015 | 2 Comments

Some of you may have heard of the new biosketch format at NIH, that will be eventually implemented as part of a pan-US funding agency biosketch system, ScienCV. The new biosketch has received a lot...


Are we ready to define the scholarly commons?: Thoughts on FORCE2015

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jan 17th 2015 | Comment

Just back from FORCE2015 in Oxford.  Note to self:  never organize a conference right after the holidays!  Many thanks to all of the people who worked so hard to make it happen;  it was a great...


FORCE2015 observations & notes

Posted by Danny Kingsley | Jan 14th 2015 | 1 Comment

First a disclaimer. This blog is not an attempt to summarise everything that happened at FORCE2015 – I’ll leave that to others. The Twitter feed using #FORCE2015 contains an interesting side...


Publication list for Danny Kingsley as at June 2018

Posted by Danny Kingsley | Jan 13th 2015 | Comment

Professional Editorial/Conference positions Editorial Board of Data Science Journal (2015 – present) http://www.codata.org/publications/data-science-journal Editorial Board of Journal of...


SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” 60 papers retracted

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jul 12th 2014 | Comment

From:  Retraction Watch This one deserves a “wow.” SAGE Publishers is retracting 60 articles from the Journal of Vibration and Control after an investigation revealed a “peer review and citation ring...


The four pillars of scholarly publishing: The future and a foundation

Posted by Bruce Caron | Jun 12th 2014 | Comment

Made public on PeerJ Preprints: The four pillars of scholarly publishing: The future and a foundation Citation: Byrnes JE, Baskerville E, Caron B, Neylon C, Tenopir C et al. (2013) The four pillars...


Gummy Bears, Grad Students, and Data Wrangling

Posted by Nicole Vasilevsky | May 27th 2014 | Comment

At the Oregon Health & Science University Library, our overarching goal is to help young researchers understand and implement data management best practices, but how do you effectively engage a...


Improving GitHub for science

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | May 15th 2014 | Comment

GitHub is being used today to build scientific software that's helping find Earth-like planets in other solar systems, analyze DNA, and build open source rockets.   Seeing these projects and...


Trusty URIs: Verifiable, Immutable, and Permanent Digital Artifacts for Linked Data

Posted by Tobias Kuhn | Mar 10th 2014 | Comment

I am very happy to announce that our paper on Trusty URIs (previously hash-URis) got accepted for ESWC 2014. This is the abstract:   To make digital resources on the web verifiable, immutable, and...


My Talk @ Beyond the PDF 1

Posted by Michael Kurtz | Feb 28th 2014 | Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1yj2e-3Nc&index=19&list=PLBE627F48A0DB94FD


Wireless & Mobile Technology: The future of content communication

Posted by Jacob Kramers | Feb 17th 2014 | Comment

Today's smartphones are quickly becoming the most important things to us. Think about it: mobile technology has advanced rapidly in the last ten years, and it seems to be going light-speed as of...


Four Postulates for Diagrams as Semantic Data Carriers in Scientific Publications

Posted by Tobias Kuhn | Feb 11th 2014 | Comment

(this is an excerpt of the paper linked below; on GitHub: https://gist.github.com/tkuhn/8931041) We would like to take the opportunity to postulate the following actions, which we think should be...


conTEXT: Exploiting Linked Data for Content Analysis

Posted by Ali Khalili | Jan 31st 2014 | Comment

conTEXT is a platform for lightweight text analytics. It allows to semantically analyze text corpora (such as blogs, RSS/Atom feeds, Facebook, G+, Twitter or SlideWiki.org decks) and provides novel...


Resource Identification Initiative

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Dec 17th 2013 | Comment

FORCE11 is hosting a working group, the Resource Identification Initiative, working with journals to make it easier to identify research resources used in the materials and methods of biomedical...


Meeting on "Publish or perish? The future of scholarly publishing and careers"

Posted by Jonathan Eisen | Dec 14th 2013 | Comment

To the Force11 crowd. I am posting to let people know about a meeting that may be of interest to some / many of you. The meeting is "Publish or perish? The future of scholarly publishing and careers...


Utilising organic search (SEO) for wider content exposure

Posted by Jacob Kramers | Nov 30th 2013 | Comment

The world we live in today makes getting your content to the wider community a quicker process. With the internet getting bigger and easier to navigate, the opportunities for getting your message...


Wikifying scholarly canons

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Nov 4th 2013 | Comment

Authors: Leo Trottier Eugene Izhikevich


Disembargo: An Open Access Dissertation, One Letter at a Time

Posted by Maryann Martone | Oct 22nd 2013 | Comment

Author: Mark Sample Disembargo is an open access dissertation (my own), emerging from a self-imposed six-year embargo, one letter at a time. Every ten minutes Disembargo releases a single character—a...


PubMed Commons: Post publication peer review goes mainstream

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Oct 22nd 2013 | Comment

Author: Michael Eisen PubMed Commons is a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and...


Librarians vs. search engines' in UC Berkeley report

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Oct 18th 2013 | Comment

Author: Steven E.F. Brown, Web Editor- San Francisco Business Times New Chancellor Nicholas Dirks should spend more money on the library at theUniversity of California, Berkeley, as its books,...


Data management “Starting at Ground-Zero” event OHSU in Portland, OR

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Oct 14th 2013 | Comment

As an award recipient of the Beyond the PDF2 1K Challenge, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hosted the first of a two-part program aimed at understanding how libraries can facilitate...


The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Oct 2nd 2013 | Comment

Author: Ellyssa Kroski


Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.)

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Oct 2nd 2013 | Comment

Author: Michael Mechanic Before Aaron Swartz became the open-access movement's first martyr, Michael Eisen was blowing up the lucrative scientific publishing industry from within.


Dude, Where’s My Data?

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Sep 13th 2013 | Comment

Authors: Roli Roberts Q: Where do you look for scientific data? A: In scientific papers, stoopid!


Becoming a better scientist (reproducibility edition)

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Sep 11th 2013 | Comment

Author: Paul Groth If you follow this blog, you’ll know that one of the main themes of my research is data provenance - one of the main use cases for it is reproducibility and transparency in...


Study shows scientific reproducibility is hampered by lack of specificity of resources

Posted by Melissa Haendel | Sep 5th 2013 | Comment

Nicole Vasilevsky and Melissa Haendel Oregon Health & Science University Library’s Ontology Development Group A key requirement when performing scientific experiments is the accessibility of...


Stick to Your Ribs: Why Hasn’t Scientific Publishing Been Disrupted Already?

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Aug 27th 2013 | Comment

Author: Michael Clark


FidusWriter – could a web-based writing tool become the first real CMS for collaborative science after Wordpress?

Posted by Eugenio Battaglia | Aug 16th 2013 | 5 Comments

Good news everyone! as many of you have figured out at their own expenses, there's a gap in the offer of web based writing tools targetting the academic community. Many of us use Google Docs for...


Neuroscientists need to embrace open access publishing too

Posted by Maryann Martone | Aug 8th 2013 | Comment

Author: Erin McKiernan http://theconversation.com/neuroscientists-need-to-embrace-open-access-publishing-too-16736


HackYourPhd – Science and Access to Knowledge as a common good

Posted by Eugenio Battaglia | Aug 8th 2013 | 5 Comments

HackYourPhd our vision :   Science is defined as the set of scientific communities working to improve human knowledge and technology, in its international, methodological, ethical and...


University of California Passes Open Access Policy

Posted by Patricia Cruse | Aug 2nd 2013 | 1 Comment

The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the...


Universities and Libraries Envision a ‘Federated System’ for Public Access to Research

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jun 7th 2013 | Comment

Author: Jennifer Howard As federal agencies scramble to meet an August 22 deadline to comply with a recent White House directive to expand public access to research, a group of university and library...


A Chorus of Boos

Posted by Maryann Martone | Jun 7th 2013 | Comment

Author: Michael Eisen The Association of American Publishers recently proposed to implement a public access database called CHORUS on behalf of funding agencies. Given their vocal opposition to the...


Chapter, Verse, and CHORUS: A first pass critique

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Jun 7th 2013 | Comment

Author: Cameron Neylon The Association of American Publishers have launched a response to the OSTP White House Executive Order on public access to publicly funded research. In this they offer to set...


The tyranny of formatting

Posted by Maryann Martone | May 21st 2013 | 3 Comments

Scene:  It is 4 am in the morning and the grant is due the next day.  You have 12 pages to tell a story that will determine whether or not you can pay your salary and support your lab next year.  You...


Closed Data… Excuses, Excuses

Posted by Carly Strasser | May 6th 2013 | Comment

Author: Carly Strasser If you are a fan of data sharing, open data, open science, and generally openness in research, you’ve heard them all: excuses for keeping data out of the public domain. If you...


How do you evaluate a database?

Posted by Maryann Martone | May 2nd 2013 | 4 Comments

I was speaking with a colleague recently who, like many of us, had experienced the frustration of trying to support his on-line resources.  He has assembled a comprehensive on-line resource, it is...


What is your lab's "Data Management" workflow?

Posted by Jonathan Cachat | Apr 28th 2013 | 3 Comments

  A number of groups, from libraries and universities and academic projects are striving to implement flexible data management systems in order to harness the latest and greatest in semantic web...


What would you do with 1K to make research communication better?

Posted by Maryann Martone | Apr 18th 2013 | Comment

At the recent Beyond the PDF2 meeting, FORCE11 issued the "1K Challenge" :  What would you do to make research communication for 1K that doesn't involve building another tool?  Note the emphasis on...


Hackathon, extracting meaningful, machine-interpretable data from scholarly publications

Posted by Alex Garcia-Castro | Apr 15th 2013 | Comment

Hi all, we would like to organize a Hackathon while at the ESWC.We want to do it on Monday, May 27 in Montpillier, France.We are probably going to use https://www.hackerleague.org/ to manage...


The parable of the farmers and the Teleporting Duplicator

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | Apr 11th 2013 | Comment

Author: Michael P. Taylor http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/feb/10/parable-farmers-teleporting-duplicator?CMP=twt_gu  


What I liked about Beyond the PDF2

Posted by Maryann Martone | Mar 29th 2013 | Comment

A week has passed since wrapping up the Beyond the PDF2 conference.  I’ve been amazed at the number of commentaries that have already appeared and I’m feeling I'm a little late to the party.  But...


OK. I’ve got my ORCID ID and I’m a lifetime member of PeerJ; Are we there yet?

Posted by Maryann Martone | Mar 20th 2013 | 2 Comments

On the eve of the next Beyond the PDF2 conference, I have been meaning to set to electronic paper some thoughts about where we are and where we are going with FORCE11.  Since assuming the...


Measuring Non-standard research impact?

Posted by Ehsan Mohammadi | Mar 18th 2013 | 1 Comment

Citation analysis is the dominate method for research assessment but it is not perfect. Although citation-based metrics have been improved to evaluate research performance more effectively, all the...


[Thoughts] Bibliographic Management Software: Productivity Tools for Researchers - Jason Rollins 2010

Posted by Jonathan Cachat | Mar 9th 2013 | Comment

I recently came across the STM Innovations Seminar Video Archive and I figured it would provide some good food for thought as we approach #btPDF2. What follows are my notes and thoughts during Jason...


Call for OpenCourseWare to be published at SlideWiki.org

Posted by Ali Khalili | Mar 6th 2013 | Comment

In the last months we were working on the collaborative educational content authoring platform http://SlideWiki.org SlideWiki allows to create richly structured presentations comprising slides,...


Force11 Retrospective

Posted by Gully Burns | Mar 4th 2013 | Comment

The first Force11 meeting, held at Daghstuhl on the 28th of October 2011, generated the first glimmers of a community-driven effort to fashion and shape the future of scientific communication and in...


Rewarding Reviewers: Money, Prestige, or Some of Both?

Posted by Maryann Martone | Feb 22nd 2013 | Comment

Author: Phil Davis Blog post from the Scholarly Kitchen presenting the results of their straw poll on paid peer review, in the context of a larger discussion on the issue.  


Scholarly Communication 101: Improving data literacy

Posted by Maryann Martone | Feb 18th 2013 | Comment

For several months now, I've been seriously toying with the idea of creating a set of materials to help scholars increase their "data literacy".  This issue is an important one for FORCE11, as the...


A great exercise in science communication

Posted by Maryann Martone | Feb 12th 2013 | Comment

Author: Erin C. McKiernan Can you explain your scholarly activity using only the 1000 most common English words? 


Scholarly Communication 101

Posted by Maryann Martone | Dec 18th 2012 | 1 Comment

The new world of scholarly communication and e-scholarship is potentially a confusing one, with much opinion about where it should go at this point, but perhaps with little empirical evidence to back...


"Changing the culture of scientific publishing from within" - NeuroChambers Blog Post

Posted by Jonathan Cachat | Dec 5th 2012 | Comment

A recent post by Chris Chambers, neuroscientist at Cardiff University, recently had a post that is highly relevant to the FORCE11 Community.    It contains an letter written to Cortex, where Chris is...


Is the future of research communication the same for sciences and the humanities?

Posted by Maryann Martone | Oct 30th 2012 | 3 Comments

I have to admit that my opinions of the future of research communications and e-scholarship are dominated by biomedical science, not surprising as I am a neuroscientist by trade.   However, despite...


Networked knowledge, and the knowledge of networks

Posted by Anita de Waard | Sep 26th 2012 | 2 Comments

Over the past month, I went to three workshops which both independently and collectively impressed me with the power of networked knowledge, and how powerful knowledge is created in networks. They...


Research Ethics, An Open Access Resource?

Posted by Paola Di Maio | Sep 9th 2012 | Comment

  Research Ethics is a *vast* topic, critical to the advancement of science and the progress of humanity at large, yet there is no openly accessible structured body of knowledge, at a time where...


How to bury your academic writing (or should I write that book chapter?)

Posted by Maryann Martone | Aug 31st 2012 | Comment

A recent blog post by Dorothy Bishop on How to bury your academic writing considers the question of the relative impact of book chapters vs published articles.  She concluded that book chapters...


Is all open access equal

Posted by Maryann Martone | Aug 24th 2012 | Comment

Peter Murray Rust posts a blog asking is-this-paper-open-access. I search for a topic in Google or Pub Med and happily find that the paper is available through Pub Med Central.  Yes!!  I can read it...


Sorry, your subscription does not entitle you to access this article...

Posted by Maryann Martone | Aug 15th 2012 | Comment

...but you can buy it for $39.99!  Recently, a point was raised in the discussion forum when I posted a link to an article that was not open access.  Should FORCE11 be posting links to articles that...