Posts Tagged ‘epublishing’

Lame duck laureates

July 14, 2017

Lame duck laureates Interesting #bibliometric analysis of Nobelists: their normalized citations peak at the prize

“The authors count the number of citations for each Nobel
prize-winner, using a service provided by JSTOR, a digital library. They look at what happens to Nobel prize-winners before and after they win their prizes. The data span from 1930 to 2005. One of the problems facing the authors was that, in 2005, there were many more JSTOR articles than in 1930. Therefore, raw citation numbers were
standardised by the total number of articles published in that year. The authors call the standardised units “Arrows”, after Kenneth Arrow, the economist who won the prize in 1972.”

Great paper? Swipe right on the new ‘Tinder for preprints’ app

June 22, 2017

Swipe right on the new Tinder for preprints app, Papr by @JTLeek &co Gathering #statistics on the subconscious swipe

““We don’t believe that the data we are collecting is any kind of realistic peer review, but it does tell us something about the types of papers people find interesting and what leads them to be
suspicious,” Leek says. “Ultimately we hope to correlate this data with information about where the papers are published, retractions, and other more in-depth measurements of paper quality and interest.”

But don’t take Papr too seriously, because its developers don’t. “This app is provided solely for entertainment of the scientific community and may be taken down at any time with no notice because Jeff gets tired of it,” the Papr website says.”

Measuring Up: Impact Factors Do Not Reflect Article Citation Rates | The Official PLOS Blog

July 17, 2016

Impact Factors Don’t Reflect…Cit[es] In hiring should lone advocates for @PLOSOne work discount @Nature papers?

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 20 20

June 7, 2016

European leaders call for immediate #OpenAccess to all sci papers by
’20 Spearheaded by Holland, home to Elsevier

“goal is part of a broader set of recommendations in support of open science, a concept that also includes improved storage of and access to research data. The Dutch government, which currently holds the rotating E.U. presidency, had lobbied hard for Europe-wide support for open science, as had Carlos Moedas, the European commissioner for research and innovation.
We probably don’t realize it yet, but what the Dutch presidency has achieved is just unique and huge,” Moedas said

Staying Afloat in the Rising Tide of Science: Cell

March 19, 2016

Staying Afloat in the Rising Tide of Science by @CarlZimmer How can this tide lift all boats & not drown us in Tb?

Health ROI as a measure of misalignment of biomedical needs and resources : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

January 10, 2016

Health ROI as a measure of misalignment of…needs & resources by @arzhetsky See funding decisions like stock trades

QT:{{"In a recently published letter to Nature Biotechnology, Lixia Yao,
IGSB core faculty Andrey Rzhetsky and colleagues dissect the decisions
made in funding choices. His team compares these choices by funding
agencies to trades in a financial market. In this communication, they
expand on the idea that there exists an imbalance between health needs
and biomedical research investment.

In order to fairly examine the relationship between biomedical need
and biomedical research, they validated a new, insurance based measure
of health burden that enables automatic evaluation of burden and
research investment for many more diseases than have been previously
assessed. "

Publication delays at PLOS and 3,475 other journals

July 6, 2015

#Publication delays at PLOS & 3,475 other[s] by @dhimmel Perhaps journals should provide on-time stats as airlines do

JAMA Network | JAMA | Stealth Research: Is Biomedical Innovation Happening Outside the Peer-Reviewed Literature?

March 23, 2015

Is Biomedical Innovation Happening Outside the Peer-Reviewed Literature? Focuses on diagnostics company, #Theranos

This Viewpoint discusses the need for scientific transparency when biomedical innovation takes place outside of the peer-reviewed literature.

by J Ioannidis

Is ecology explaining less and less?

September 15, 2014

Is #ecology explaining less & less? Over 100yr & 18k papers: more #pvalues but falling <r2>. What’s P for this trend?

‘Kardashian index’ in science

July 30, 2014

A great article discussing the major issue of hyped social media presence:

“Social media makes it very easy for people to build a seemingly impressive persona by essentially ‘shouting louder’ than others. Having an opinion on something does not make one an expert.”