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Björn Brembs
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Neuroscientist at Uni. Regensburg
Neuroscientist at Uni. Regensburg

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Psychology joins multiple other fields where more prestigious journals publish less reliable science

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There have been many discussions about the march for science, pro and con. Some of them have made me doubt the utility of the march, some have made me fear unintended consequences, again others seemed tangential and petty. In these past months, I have…

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Open knowledge maps visualizes the results of a literature search, organizing publications according to content into different fields.

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There have been repeated online discussions about my suggestion to libraries that now would be an excellent time to start cancelling subscriptions. Prime counter-argument is that librarians risked their jobs or at least face faculty backlash if they did…

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When the Dutch were negotiating with Elsevier in 2015, they appeared to be bargaining hard, digging in their heels and not reaching a deal by the end of the year. Then a few months later, after threats of boycotts by Dutch academics and the like, an agreement was finally obtained, but, surprise surprise, it was confidential. Now its full crapness (crapitude?) has been revealed. I suppose it makes Jisc's capitulation in the UK look slightly less bad. But let's hope the Germans will do a lot better than either of them. Just as Merkel is (often described as) the leader of the free world, the German negotiators may be becoming the leaders of the fight to emancipate ourselves from the big publishers.


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