Scientific publishing

The rapid growth of scientific literature is often seen as evidence, if evidence were needed, that the pace of human discovery is accelerating. On the contrary, however, it is becoming a curse – one that requires us to radically rethink what it means to publish the results of research. So writes Timo Hannay in The Guardian. Read more…

Related: Zenodo, Dryad, Figshare, Growth rate of modern science, Journal of negative results

During my PhD, there were countless number of experiments which did not work but I could not publish or share the negative results with other researchers. I hope scientific research values the process as much as the end result. As an educator, a supposedly wrong answer opens door for further engagement with the pupil. It could even uncover some of the assumptions I might have.

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