Fully open-access and peer-reviewed, Decoding Infection and Transmission welcomes infectious disease analyses and data resources, enriching our networks’ multidisciplinary content in all fields of relevance.
Have a look at the new journal collection on our network and explore its scholarship while fully benefiting from our community curation and dissemination tools.
In a thought-provoking blog post, Adam Mastroianni (Columbia Business School) recently stated: “There are two kinds of problems in the world: strong-link problems and weak-link problems.” For weak-link problems, ” the overall quality depends on how good the worst stuff is”. (1) To fix them, we need to eliminate the weakest links or make them stronger. That’s why we have strict quality standards for food. Nobody wants to die because they picked the wrong tuna sandwich off the shelf!
Science, on the other hand, is a strong-link problem, Mastroianni argues: “In the long run, the best stuff is all that matters. The bad stuff doesn’t matter at all.”
In this guest blog, Sebastian Alers debates and analyzes some recent attitudes on science and peer review, in an attempt to call and draw attention to the importance of community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact.
Leiden University Press is a choice for academic quality and worldwide distribution. ScienceOpen is happy to support Leiden University Press in their mission and provide the right digital infrastructure for indexing and promoting their high-quality book scholarship.
Leiden University Press focuses on several subject areas, including Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, History, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Literary Studies, Language, Media Studies, Security Studies and more.
To mark Peer Review Week coming up at the end of September, we invite you to a month-long celebration of open peer review and to begin exploring preprints on ScienceOpen, submit a substantial review, and compete for one of three prizes in our open peer review competition.
Reviewer Credits, the global expert network that makes peer review visible and helps researchers get recognition for their work, is now partnering with ScienceOpen to make Peer Review visible and highlight its importance in the publishing landscape.
UCL Press currently has 15 open-access journals in our research and discovery network, covering a wide range of topics in the humanities, law, and social sciences, as well as science, technology, and engineering.
UCL Press’s new open science and open peer-review journal platform can now be accessed at: ucl.scienceopen.com.
ScienceOpen’s ever-growing network is constantly being enriched with content from a wide range of publishers, including numerous university presses and new journals published by university presses.
Radboud University Press’s new ScienceOpen collection will include many book titles as well as publications from four of its journals in English, Dutch, and French, enriching not only the platform’s multilingual content but also the fields of literature, language, and religious studies.
It’s been a fantastic quarter for us at ScienceOpen! Conferences, meetings, new collections, new upgrades, and even more upcoming collaborations that we are looking forward to announcing very soon.
Let’s have a look at some of the events that marked September!
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