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Episode Info: Photo by Miriam Berger and Bart Geurten We are back from the summer break! So, we resume the “Bart and Dennis” Talk format! Bart and I briefly talk about Bart’s research, because he just published an article! And it appeared in a journal that is actually quite good, but it is pay-walled and published by Elsevier. We then talk about the upcoming Open Science mandate that cOAlition S is trying to establish in Europe. cOAlition S includes some of the biggest funding agencies in Europe, like the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council. Yet, a lot of scientists seem to still be blissfully unaware. Listen to the Full Conversation on Patreon! Do you have questions, comments or suggestion? Email info@scienceforprogress.eu, write us on facebook or twitter, or leave us a video message on Skype for dennis.eckmeier. Just as a lot of German researchers don’t seem to care a lot about their universities cancelling subscriptions to Elsevier. The publishing company had a survey done on affected German researchers and… well … I don’t think the outcome really reflects the message Elsevier would have liked. And in the end we have a brief news item that may be a reason to have some hopes for a carbon-neutral future. links and sources: Press release of Bart’s latest paper cOAlition S – Plan S Twitter Thread that made us aware of Elsevier Survey Elsevier Survery Report [PDF] The Journal Impact Factor: how (not) to evaluate researchers – with Björn Brembs Altmetrics: A Better Way to Evaluate Research(ers)? – with Steffen Lemke The Liberation of Science – with Jon Tennant Carbon-neutral Fuels from Air and Green Power Dennis’ YouTube Channel ...
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