Frank Nuijens

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Science has a trust problem

Science and the media seek to reset relations with the public<p><i>This piece</i> <i>first appeared</i> <i>in the Medium publication for the</i> <i>Knight Commission on Truth,</i> …

News Industry

The Price of Open Science

The Gaia satellite has just issued its most recent data release, the largest and most complete stellar census yet of our Galaxy, precipitating a …

European Space Agency

PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research

<b>The Prime Minister made the strongest commitment yet to "fully associate" the UK with the EU's £68bn research programme post-Brexit.</b><p>Theresa May said the UK would be willing to make "an appropriate contribution" and in return it would expect a "suitable level of influence".<p>She also said that Britain …

United Kingdom

Top 10 Reasons to Engage In Science Twitter

More and more scientists are finally using Twitter. For many people, Twitter has become the primary place to catch breaking news, follow hot trends, …

Top 10

Writing a page-turner: how to tell a story in your scientific paper

<i>People love stories. We watch, read, tell, and listen to stories every day. Despite this, most researchers don’t think in terms of story when they</i> …

Writing

WCSJ Lausanne 1-5 July 2019

11th World Conference of Science Journalists jointly organised by the science journalists associations of Switzerland (SASJ), France (AJSPI) and …

How to keep up to date with the literature but avoid information overload

<i>The sheer number of online services and social media platforms available to academics makes it possible to receive a constant stream of information</i> …

Humanities

Are you in a sharing field? Survey breaks down researcher openness by discipline

NEWS<p>Mathematicians and social scientists are the most likely to disclose results with others before publication.<p>Giorgia Guglielmi<p>Search for this …

Google Scholar

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

NEWS<p>Correction 21 May 2018<p>Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while negotiators share tactics to broker new deals with …

Europe

Outreach Is a Skill: a Q&A with David “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman

If you are interested in sharks, and spend any time on social media, you have probably run across David Shiffman. Shiffman, a Liber Ero Postdoctoral …

Public Relations

Nine pitfalls of research misconduct

COMMENT<p>Academic leaders must audit departments for flaws and strengths, then tailor practices to build good behaviour, say C. K. Gunsalus and Aaron …

Clinical Trials

Twitter for Academics 101

Neuroscientist Caitlin Vander Weele gives us a crash course on academic Twitter in our new blog post. She highlights the benefits of using social …

Marketing

Some hard numbers on science’s leadership problems

NEWS FEATURE<p>A Nature survey of 3,200 scientists reveals the tensions bubbling in research groups around the world.<p>Richard Van Noorden<p>Search for this …

University of Illinois

Give every paper a read for reproducibility

WORLD VIEW<p>I was hired to ferret out errors and establish routines that promote rigorous research, says Catherine Winchester.<p>Catherine …

Cancer

a new open access publishing platform for the social sciences

<i>LSE Press launches today, the latest in a succession of new university press initiatives and one that will support the development of high-quality,</i> …

Higher Education

Science and art find common ground: the importance of storytelling

<i>Readers of SciCommPLOS undoubtedly know that we are strong advocates of communicating science through storytelling. Over the last several months we</i> …

Learning

Wikipedia’s top-cited scholarly articles — revealed

NEWS<p>Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.<p>Giorgia …

Humanities

Repeat Offenders: When Scientific Fraudsters Slip Through the Cracks

Balancing due process with the academic community’s right to know is no easy task, but critics say more could be done to weed out bad actors.<p><i>This</i> …

Higher Education

Meet the ‘Difficult’ Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules

These 29 women weren’t willing to be anything but fully themselves, from Jane Goodall to Frida Kahlo to Billie Jean King.<p>“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” Katharine Hepburn once remarked. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we have asked Karen Karbo, author of <i>In Praise of Difficult …

Feminism

The academic papers researchers regard as significant are not those that are highly cited

<i>For many years, academia has relied on citation count as the main way to measure the impact or importance of research, informing metrics such as the</i> …

Humanities

Book Review: A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Patricia Fara

<i>In A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War, Patricia Fara follows the trajectories of women scientists during World War One,</i> …

London School of Economics

Conflicting academic attitudes to copyright are slowing the move to open access

Where previously authors would typically assign rights in a scholarly work to an academic publisher, the open access movement has prompted a shift …

Humanities

How to design an award-winning conference poster

<i>A good academic conference poster serves a dual purpose: it is both an effective networking tool and a means by which to articulately communicate</i> …

Graphic Design

As Melbourne University staff strike over academic freedom, it's time to take the issue seriously

Some staff at the University of Melbourne will today go on strike. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) claims the strike is over two issues, …

Higher Education

Write fiction to discover something new in your research

CAREER COLUMN<p>Creative writing can help you to approach your science from a completely different perspective — and boost its impact, says Amanda C. …

Google Scholar

For China to realise its research and innovation potential the government may have to place greater trust in the academic community

<i>After three decades of being the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, China is now looking to science and technology to drive its economic future.</i> …

London School of Economics

Perceptions of Science in America: Takeaways for Your SciComm

Sometimes it feels like much of the world is anti-science. GMO-free labels clutter our grocery stores, sea level rise threatens our coastlines, and …

Innovation

‘Greater communication between scientists and the public is needed’

These are, by and large, strange times we are living in – but particularly so if you’re a scientist.The scourge of fake news has landed at the feet …

University of Oxford

These academics are on the frontlines of fake news research

Over the past year, interest in misinformation research has ballooned.

Journalism

How do you draw the line between volunteer work and unpaid labour?

A US university’s plan to recruit volunteer PhD-holders who are alumni to lecture classes, write grant proposals and serve on graduate thesis …

Higher Education