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