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  • Now Free: Citation Data from 14 Million Papers, and More Might Come

    Apr 11, 2017
    Science

    By:
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/now-free-citation-data-14-million-papers-and-more-might-come?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=citationneeded-12215
    Consider this: A scientist publishes a study citing other papers. Those cited papers, in turn, cite studies that came before them. But much of that citation information—which is often of great interest to scientists tracking research trends and hot topics—has not been available freely.
  • Initiative Aims to Break Science’s Citation Paywall

    Apr 11, 2017
    Nature

    By:
    Quirin Schiermeier
    Publishers agree to release proprietary data on references in millions of papers.
  • NIH’s New Embrace of Preprints Will Be a Boon to Science

    Apr 11, 2017
    STAT News

    By:
    Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus
    These days, it seems, new initiatives at the National Institutes of Health are about as safe as a legless rabbit at a greyhound convention.
  • How the GOP Could Use Science’s Reform Movement Against It

    Apr 11, 2017
    the Atlantic

    By:
    Ed Yong
    The principles of openness, transparency, and reproducibility might be weaponized to defund and deny research.
  • On January 1st the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation did something that may help to change the practice of science. It brought into force a policy, foreshadowed two years earlier, that research it supports (it is the world’s biggest source of charitable money for scientific endeavours, to the tune of some $4bn a year) must, when published, be freely available to all.