We take mental shortcuts about research reports. “I read a study,” we say. We don’t only talk about them as though they are the study – we tend to think of them that way, too.
“Women scientists seem to be underrepresented in science activities that make their reflections public.” I wrote that glum-making sentence. It was in an editorial for PLOS Medicine about post-publication culture. The studies that led me to this
Scientists created a rod for their backs when they allowed the journals in which their work is published to become the arbiters of its scientific merit. A small tier of journals locked behind expensive
Sometimes, all the implications of a new commitment can become clear in a single, blinding flash. But other times, realization creeps up slowly at first, then gathers momentum. A commitment to open access science has
“What is your generation going to do? You don’t have a choice. You will make a mark. Will it be the mark of apathy? Or will you make the internet what it could be?” Michael
“The world of medical journals needs a fresh infusion of idealism.” And with those words from PLOS founders, Mike Eisen, Pat Brown, and Harold Varmus, the first issue of PLOS Medicine launched 10 years ago
Are researchers’ dogs eating a lot of their homework? Well, yesterday afternoon at the quadrennial medical editors’ scientific meeting in Chicago, we found out they kinda are. Timothy Vines and colleagues did a study on