What is the historical relationship between publishing, money-making and scholarly mission? And what can we learn from our own history?
We explore the past with our guest Aileen Fyfe. She is a historian of science, technology and publishing, and Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews.
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What is it like to be a small publisher of Open Access Monographs? In this episode, we talk to Lucy Barnes, who is the editor and project coordinator at Open Book Publishers.
She gives us some insight into what’s important for Open Book Publishers, the leading open access book publisher in the HSS in the UK and a founder member of the ScholarLed group and the COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) project.
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Making Science great again
Why is it important to preregister research studies? According to associate professor Matthias Mittner, at the research group for cognitive neurosciences at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, there are good reasons for doing this:
- You can get good feedback from reviewers on an early stage.
- You get a time stamp on your idea.
- The result is more trustworthy, and you avoid data drudging, like p-fishing, or post hoc storytelling/HARKing (hypothesizing after the results are known).
- You also increase the credibility of the reports you produce.
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What is it like being a global publisher in a world where the demand for Open Science and Open Access is growing?
In this episode, we talk to one of the big ones – the global publishing company Wiley. Wiley is a company with over 5000 employees that specializes in academic publishing.
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What happens to my research data when I retire?
It’s important that we keep and store the research done by Senior Scientists before they retire. Their data is valuable and might be even more valuable in the future.
But to store the data correctly we need the researchers to help sort the data.
, biologist and Academic Librarian at the University Library at UIT – The Arctic University in Tromsø, explains why. The data senior scientists have been storing for years in their drawer, might be of use for new students.
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