World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?
Many of the important papers penned by the chemistry laureates are not freely accessible. Yet the Nobel Prizes are apparently given for work that is “for the greatest benefit of mankind”…
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage – especially in developing countries – is unfettered access to published medical research.
A number of predatory journals thrive in India, fed by many universities requiring students to publish a paper to get a PhD. This is “a BAD incentive to encourage scams”.
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If the UGC was truly serious about a transparent vetting process, its first step should be to make the list of journals available in a more accessible format.
Do journals do a good job of finding appropriate peers to review papers? Are editors always in the best place to decide the fate of a paper based on a severely limited sampling of peer reports?
There is an onus on all of us to have a stake in the scientific enterprise, understand its philosophy and practice and see how well it may be put to use, to make us more prosperous and knowledgeable.
In an important development, the US Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the India-based OMICS group for harassing authors to publish in its journals
At a time when numbers move governments, simply disseminating data on the prevalence of disease could be the GBD enterprise’s greatest contribution.
Wales answers questions on zero-rating and net-neutrality, how digital connectivity will play a role in achieving global development, and access to openly available content.