Tensions over the idea of open science will only resolve themselves when an ‘open’ model of science abandons the idea of authoritative research statements as represented by the ‘scientific paper’ altogether.
The Science Media Centre has been accused of using science as a front for public relations campaigns in the service of political and corporate interests. Is such criticism fair?
Here are two portraits of Charles Darwin. The one on the left is a painting by John Collier made in 1883 as a copy of an original 1881 portrait. Collier is reported to have said of the copy that “as a likeness it is an improvement on the original”[*]. The image on the right is…
William Heath’s satirical engravings show how application of intellect simply tends to replace old problems with new ones.
Why it is misguided for open access advocates to bash paywall publishers for asserting their copyright.