I have been following several issues in the world of academia and science over the last few years, all of which require urgent and serious attention, in my opinion. Progress has been less than I hoped, but it makes sense that inertia is large in such a system.
I collect here a list of important and interesting links, and hope they are useful for others.
- Scientific Utopia I and II by Brian Nosek et al.
- What should a modern scientific infrastructure look like? by Bjoern Brembs
- A new publishing model in computer science by Yann LeCun
- Evaluating how we evaluate by R.D. Vale
- Declaration on Research Assessment (I have signed it)
- Deep impact: unintended consequences of journal rank
- PubPeer (postpublication review site)
- Publons(get credit for peer reviews)
- Why most published research results are false by John Ioannidis
- Reproducibility project
- Retraction Watch
- JournalReviewer (giving feedback on journals)
- Beall’s list of predatory publishers (incomplete and biased, but still useful)
Access to research
- The Cost of Knowledge (Elsevier boycott, I have signed)
- Who needs access? You need access!
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- If you think it’s rude to ask to look at your co-author’s data you’re not doing science by C. K. Gunsalus and Drummond Rennie
- Why women leave academia by Curt Rice
- Creating a more inclusive academic culture
- Why science is sexist by Nicola Gaston
People to follow
- Bjoern Brembs (also on Google+)
- Timothy Gowers (also on Google+)
- David Roberts (on Google+)
- Mike Taylor (also on Google+)