Why Open Research?

In May of this year, I was awarded a flash grant by the Shuttleworth Foundation to make an 'open' project of my choosing a reality. On November 14th, at OpenCon 2015 in Brussels, I announced the launch of Why Open Research?, an educational resource for researchers to learn about the benefits of sharing their work. This... Continue Reading →

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Society for Neuroscience responds to open letter

On August 21, 2014, we sent an open letter to SfN about their new open access journal, eNeuro. Today, SfN contacted me directly by email with the following response. Since their email was in response to open correspondence, did not say it was confidential, and was sent by Communications & Public Affairs, I am assuming... Continue Reading →

Open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of CSSP

This is an open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP). I delivered this letter to Dr. Nelson by email on September 18, 2014. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Dr. Nelson, I am writing in response to your interview on The Scholarly Kitchen  blog, published August 25, 2014. As a scientist and... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the Society for Neuroscience

The following open letter has been delivered to the Society for Neuroscience and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to everyone who contributed to writing the letter, shared with colleagues, and signed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Society for Neuroscience, This is an open letter concerning the recent launch of the new open access journal, eNeuro. We welcome the diversification of... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the AAAS about their new journal, Science Advances

The following open letter has been delivered to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) for leading this effort.  Thanks also to everyone who contributed to writing the letter, shared with colleagues, and signed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear  AAAS, This is an open letter concerning... Continue Reading →

Confessions of an early career scientist

Confession 1: No, I do not have publications in Cell, Science, or Nature. In fact, I've never submitted to any of those journals. And I don't plan on it. Why? Because they're not open access and the publishers don't have a good history of supporting open science. Are there more nuanced reasons? Sure, but plus or... Continue Reading →

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