Force11 Blogs


Retractions: the good, the bad, and the ugly. What researchers stand to gain from taking more care to understand errors in the scientific record

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:00am

Retractions play an important role in research communication by highlighting and explaining how research projects have failed and thereby preventing these mistakes from being repeated. However, the...


Introducing the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Dynamics Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:11am

In recent months, the words “infection” and “outbreak” have not been far from anyone’s mind as we’ve faced the emergence of a new coronavirus, COVID-19. Across the globe, efforts are underway to...


Announcing the PLOS ONE Collection: Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:53am

PLOS ONE is excited to publish the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Collection. As the global population ages, the impact and prevalence on Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to...


The “Pure Publish” Agreement

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30am

Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish...


Generating impact in the absence of government: Northern Ireland’s unlevel playing field

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:00am

Impact assessment regimes are largely a-spatial, in that they assume that the academics they assess have equal access and opportunities to influence at different scales, local, regional, national,...


Ask The Chefs: Adapting Core Skills

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30am

This month we asked the Chefs: As times change, how have you evolved your core skills to continue to add value to your work and fulfillment to your career? The post Ask The Chefs: Adapting Core...


Science Exchange Named Finalist for Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards 2020

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Science Exchange, the SaaS-enabled marketplace for outsourced research and development (R&D), today announced that it has been named a...


The Scholarly Record At The Internet Archive

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:00am

The Internet Archive has been working on a Mellon-funded grant aimed at collecting, preserving and providing persistent access to as much of the open-access academic literature as possible. The...


Reforming Research Assessment: A Tough Nut to Crack

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:30am

Alison Mudditt looks at the recently released TOP Factor from the Center for Open Science, and the bigger picture of shifting the nature of research assessment. The post Reforming Research Assessment...


The Senior Management Survey: auditing the toxic university

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:20am

Higher education in the UK has been defined by a succession of assessment frameworks; National Student Survey, Teaching, Research Excellence and Knowledge Exchange Frameworks. Turning the...


Economic Limits Of Proof-of-Stake Blockchains

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 8:00am

In 2018's Cryptocurrencies Have Limits I discussed Eric Budish's The Economic Limits Of Bitcoin And The Blockchain, an important analysis of the economics of two kinds of "51% attack" on Bitcoin and...


Updates on Accessibility and Sustainability at University Press Redux 2020: Steps in the Right Direction

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 8:48am

Nisha DoshiSenior Digital Development PublisherCambridge University PressLast summer we floated the idea of a parent-baby room to allow new parents to attend this year’s University Press Redux...


Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Science

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:30am

Siân Harris hears from female early-career researchers in Asia and Africa about their passion for research, the challenges they face, and the advice they would give to women and girls interested in...


Using narrative to convey the experience of dementia care-giving: I Know How This Ends: Stories of Dementia Care

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:24am

Announcing the release of a new output in the Parables of Care series:  I Know How This Ends: Stories of Dementia Care (2020).… Continue reading Using narrative to convey the experience of...


Science Exchange Adds Cyclerion President & CSO, Mark Currie, to its Board of Directors

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:59am

Science Exchange, the world’s leading SaaS-enabled marketplace for outsourced research and development (R&D), announced today that Mark...


If My AI Wrote this Post, Could I Own the Copyright?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:30am

Todd Carpenter reports on a forum hosted by WIPO and the Copyright Office that focused on whether copyright can apply to the works created by artificial intelligence systems. The post If My AI Wrote...


More On The Ad Bubble

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:00am

Google UI TimelineTwo weeks ago a firestorm erupted over a seemingly insignificant change to the UI of Google's search engine. It was enough to get Google to backtrack. A week later Daisuke...


Guest Post — An Update to OhioLINK’s Affordable Textbooks Initiative

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 2:30am

Gwen Evans from OhioLink looks at the positive results of the consortium's statewide affordable textbooks initiative. The post Guest Post — An Update to OhioLINK’s Affordable Textbooks...


ACM’s New Open Access Agreements: A Q&A with Scott Delman

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 2:30am

A conversation with Scott Delman of ACM about the publisher's recently-announced deal with four major US research universities. The post ACM’s New Open Access Agreements: A Q&A with Scott Delman...


AI Upscales 1896 Movie to High Definition

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, February 7, 2020 - 2:30am

Artificial intelligence tools are used on a historical piece of footage to great effect. The post AI Upscales 1896 Movie to High Definition appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Meta: Slow Blogging

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:00am

Blogging is slow right now because my physical therapist wants me standing up and moving around at least every 15 minutes. Long-form blogging in 15-minute increments is hard.


Revisiting — Transformative Agreements: A Primer

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:30am

Do you know what is meant by the term "transformative agreement" or how "Read and Publish" deals are structured? Today we revisit the 2019 primer by @lisalibrarian explaining the basics concepts...


Physical forces at the interface with biology and chemistry: a conversation with Kerstin Blank and Matthew Harrington

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:00am

  Cell behaviour, tissue formation/regulation, physiology and disease are all influenced by cellular mechanics and physical forces. The field of mechanobiology has for a long time striven to...


Learning from Blue Ocean Strategy – How do concepts become reality?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 3:00am

The term impact ultimately signifies the process by which an abstract idea for good or ill becomes a practical reality. Whilst good ideas are often believed to find their own audience, Guillaume...


India’s Fight Against Predatory Journals: An Interview with Professor Bhushan Patwardhan

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:30am

An interview with Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman of India's University Grants Commission, discussing strategies that are being employed to combat predatory publishing. The post India’s Fight...