Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Amy Williams

Featuring the ‘No deal, no review’ campaign to break down paywalls, research on how best to generate and communicate science, and ‘Tinder for preprints’

Finnish academics campaign against Elsevier paywalls via No deal, no review

This is the newly launched website of the No deal, no review campaign, which is urging academics to  refuse to review papers for Elsevier journals until a deal on rising subscription fees can be reached.

How can we all best use scientific evidence? via The Academy of Medical Sciences

Following extensive research into how science can best be conducted and communicated to its various audiences, The Academy of Medical Sciences has published its report on the findings, along with easily digestible videos on several key topics.

Science needs a solution for the temptation of positive results via The New York Times

An examination of the reproducibility crisis in science, including a look at the attempts of pharmaceutical companies to replicate the results of landmark studies.

Metrics are dead! Long live … metrics? via the Science Open blog

Following the release last week of the MyScienceOpen networking platform, this post looks at how new data inputs can create meaningful metrics.

Evidence Live 2017

This week, Evidence Live took place in Oxford, hosting influential speakers such as Doug Altman and Ben Goldacre. Find videos of their talks and more information on the Evidence Live website.

How should biology preprints be licensed? via Nature News & Comment

Biologists are posting more preprints than ever before, but many aren’t sure how to license them. This article looks at how biologists should traverse the new world of preprints, and examines some of the copyright questions it raises.

Top journals, user experience and the lure of harmonization via The Scholarly Kitchen

The failure of scholarly platforms to integrate with one another is a major cause of inefficiency in publishing today. This piece explores how integration might look, and how difficult it will be to achieve.

Introducing Papr: Tinder for preprints via ScienceInsider

An introduction to a new app, Papr, a self-proclaimed ‘Tinder for preprints’. Papr aims to make it easier for researchers to keep abreast of the latest research in their fields, and to promote inter-disciplinary working.