Ep. 27 – Free and Open Science: Reworking peer review and null results with Sander van Bree

Science isn’t perfect and one of it’s biggest problems revolves around the publishing process, by which scientists share their findings with the public after peer review.  However, this sharing can be quite limited in both what is shared and who gets to see it.  Open access science, shared publicly, can enhance the discovery process, but implementing open access can be difficult.  We talk about new systems that could accommodate open access publishing, revamped peer review, and even the publishing of null results.  Null results in science are often shelved for decades, unseen by those who could use the information to avoid costly experiments already proven fruitless by others.

About Sander

Sander is a 2nd year cognitive neuroscience master student at Maastricht University (Netherlands) working on transcranial alternating current stimulation, neuronal oscillations, entrainment and perception.

Learn about the research institute, Maastricht University, where he works and studies.

Contact Sander at his email sandervb@outlook.com or on Facebook.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving

Visit the Sherpa/Romeo website to search which journals allow pre-prints and the conditions that come along with it.

Post-Publication Peer Review

Read the paper by Nikolaus Kriegeskorte on open evaluation and the benefits of a transparent reviewing process

Hear a lecture by Nikolaus Kriegeskorte on rethinking the structure of peer review

Three-minute rundown of Nikolaus Kriegeskorte’s vision of a new peer review model

More websites

ResearchGate to advance your research and read publications

Biorxiv the preprint server for biology

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