The Future of Open Science

What does the Future of Open Science look like?

The topic of this episode is the future of Open Science, and what it’s like to be an outspoken critic of the current publishing system.

Our guest is Jon Tennant, paleontologist, independent researcher and the founder of Open Science MOOC.

Tennant completed his award-winning Ph.D. at Imperial College London where he researched evolutionary patterns in animals like dinosaurs and crocodiles.

For the last 2 years, he was the Communications Director for ScienceOpen, and has given dozens of talks, webinars, and workshops about all things open science.

He is the founder of the Open Science MOOC, the digital publishing platform paleorXiv, and currently works as a PLOS Paleo Community Editor.

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The Psychology of Open Access

Psychology of Open Access

In this episode, we talk about the psychology of publishing Open Access. What are the main factors for not choosing OA-publications, and how could institutions and policymakers better understand the choice of the researcher.

Organizational psychologist and ph.d. candidate Lars Moksness at the Tromsø school of Business and Economics at UIT – the Arctic University has published several papers on the issue.

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The problem with Peer Review

Is the Peer Review system flawed?

In this episode professor at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway, Bård Smedsrød, gives us an insight into peer review.

How does the system work today, and what’s problematic with it?

The Peer Review system is, of course, a brilliant system that helps researchers from across the world to do better science. But who owns this process, and who pays for it?

Smedsrød, who is also Scientific Leader of Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, offers some solutions and encourages Universities to be much more involved in the peer review process.

You can read his latest paper on the issue here:

Peer reviewing: a private affair between the individual researcher and the publishing houses, or a responsibility of the university?