Erin McKiernan, professor at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), pledged to only publish in Open Access journals, demonstrating that it’s possible to have a thriving research career while keeping her research open.
Communication and critique are important for the public understanding of and progress in science. In this PLOSCast, Elizabeth speaks with Hilda Bastian, an Editor at PubMed Commons. She connects her current work at PubMed Commons and
Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website on the Internet and the largest encyclopedia in existence. With so many people referencing and contributing to Wikipedia every day, it’s important that accurate and complete citations to
In this episode, Eamon Duede, the Executive Director of Knowledge Lab at the University of Chicago, speaks with Elizabeth Seiver about the latest modeling research using big data to understand behaviors and patterns surrounding manuscript
As we wave goodbye to 2016, the PLOScast team wants to say thank you to all of the guests and fans of the show. With your support, we were able to produce 14 episodes and
What does a scientist’s search strategy look like? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Knowledge Lab are using machine learning to understand how scientists figure out what topic to research next, where research opportunities
Many researchers are building Open Source tools that help make their data more accessible. This Open Source Science community is playing a pivotal role in the creation and development of these tools. In this PLOScast,
0000-0003-3765-3841 Happy Halloween! We hope everyone had a wonderful OAWeek last week. Elizabeth (PLOScast host) and Jen (PLOScast producer) did a special crossover episode with Open Science Radio, a cool German Open Science
For years, scientists in the physical sciences have routinely submitted their research papers to preprint servers such as arXiv. Now, there is a growing movement encouraging scientists in the life sciences to move in the
To understand how research articles are shared and discussed, traditional journal level metrics are not adequate. Citations take a long time to accumulate, so how else can we measure the impact and influence of research?