Mark Hahnel for the LSE Impact Blog presents findings from the largest continuous survey of academic attitudes to open data, has it inadvertently fed the publish or perish culture?
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COVID-19 ushered in a shift in research priorities pivoting researchers’ energies away from on-going projects to COVID-19 research. This post examines which researchers have been most affected by this shift, how it has impacted different types of university and what policies may be required to remediate the disruption to normal research patterns.
COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented focus on research and an acceleration in the availability of its outputs. But this open approach shouldn’t be an exception. Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome, outlines three lessons for the pandemic for open research and why we need to move to a world where all research is available to all.
This post from the LSE Impact blog discusses the use of mobile phone applications as a research method in the social sciences. Reflecting on their own use of apps to study fear of crime, and providing four key points to consider when seeking to use apps in your projects.
You can publish open access, but ‘big’ journals still act as gatekeepers to discoverability and impact
One of the proposed advantages of open access publication is that it increases the impact of academic research by making it more broadly and easily accessible. But to subscription journals still have a role?