Category: open science

Do disappearing data repositories pose a threat to open science and the scholarly record?

Research data repositories play a vital role in ensuring research is reproducible, replicable and reusable. Yet, the infrastructure supporting them can be impermanent. Drawing on a new dataset Dorothea Strecker, Heinz Pampel, Rouven Schabinger and Nina…

Preprints, conspiracy theories and the need for platform governance

One of the major trends during the COVID-19 pandemic was an uptick in the volume of research being posted as preprints prior to formal peer review. Mareike Fenja Bauer and Maximilian Heimstädt explore one instance of how a preprint was integral to the …

To improve social science publications let’s lose the discussion section

In quantitative social science papers, the discussion section serves as a place to analyse and put findings into a wider context. Philipp Schoenegger and Raimund Pils argue that rather than adding value, these discussions can leave findings open to the…

As cOAlition S consults on the future of community based scholarly publishing – it is time for social sciences and humanities to have their say

Reflecting on the open consultation into the future of community based scholarly publishing being run by cOAlition S, Niamh Tumelty outlines issues for the social sciences and humanities and invites readers to make their own contribution to the consult…

Reflecting on open data present and future: Recordings from Dryad’s Annual Community Meeting

Recordings from Dryad’s 2023 Annual Community Meeting highlight the impact of artificial intelligence on open data, why academic institutions partner with us to publish data, and community involvement in our software development process. Continue readi…