July 4, 2019

‘There is no spoon’: Imagining Science Without Journals

Episode Summary:

In this week's episode, Open Science advocate and researcher Björn Brembs talks about his analysis of and radical solutions to the flaws he identifies in the scientific publishing system. Brembs discusses manipulated impact factors, pseudo-competitions, the evolution of the reproducibility crisis, and what we could all do instead! 

Links: 

Björn Brembs Blog

Björn Brembs Twitter

Article on pseudo-competitions in science (in German)

Quotes:

'People strive not to find the next interesting discovery, but to find the next paper'

'Our institutions need to realise that the journal system harms science'

'The publication services the journal system currently provides, when we do it ourselves would be about 10% of what we are currently paying'

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