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Questions concerning "Open Science", or research done in full view of the public eye, with a focus on accessibly and reproducibility, including tools to enable such access.

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What aspects of software shared with a quantitative paper are the most important?

I'd like to get the software-sharing aspect of my research paper right. (This empirical paper in health economics relies on code for modelling and simulation.) Besides open-sourcing the code on GitHub,...
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Would Making My Literature Review Open Source Be Beneficial to Others in Academia? [closed]

I am currently working on a comprehensive literature review for a paper in my field of study. As I delve deeper into this project, I am considering the possibility of making the literature review open ...
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Getting a dump of arXiv metadata

Prompted by discussion in this post on Meta.MathOverflow.net I got interested in comparing usage of tags from MathOverflow to submissions in the respective disciplines of arXiv. (Vide a similar idea ...
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Is it possible to hide files on OSF?

Is there a way or option to hide a particular file in a repository on OSF (Open Science Framework) from users who access the repository with a view-only link?
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Is it possible to change access to Zenodo archive from closed to open?

I have a manuscript in review at a reputable journal. The code and data associated with this study will be made public on Github and releases archived in Zenodo with open access, providing a fixed DOI ...
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Advertising open science in job market with a different norm

i am a postdoc at one of the US-based institutions. I have been invited to give a job talk for a faculty position in another country (i will call country A). Recently, i was browsing the faculty ...
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Flair/Badge for arXiv paper?

This is borderline trivial, but in my attempt to publish my work in a public repository, I've found badges at the top of my README.md to be useful. For example, using Zenodo, I can create a badge that ...
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Can I submit a paper to arXiv when it is still pending on Hal, and waiting to be transferred from HAL to arXiv?

I submitted my first paper to HAL over eight days ago. It is still on awaiting moderation status. When I deposed it on Hal, I checked the box indicating that I wanted it transferred to arXiv. But ...
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What's the current state of play of efforts to reform academic publishing to more open source like inclusion of non-significant results? [closed]

My understanding is that publishing model of academic research (i.e. publishing in journals) is a bit broken mostly in the sense that non-significant results are not published. Key factors are: ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

As the title says, I wish to publicly share a dataset used in one of my articles which has already been published (by MDPI, if that helps). I do not think the data is worthy of an article by itself, ...
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Is there a contradiction between open access/science positions adopted at many universities and their reliance on Google services? [closed]

I work at a faculty which is completely dedicated to open access and open science. They do everything in accordance with best practices. Very cool. But at the same time they are totally embedded in ...
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What good is my paper if the code is not open source?

I have been working with my research group on a number of papers in a certain area of Computer Science. These papers have a certain portion which is theoretical (i.e. contains theorems, formalisms, ...
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Find articles that share datasets and code

I am working on some project, in which I would like to find articles where they use some computer code to treat data, and the used datasets and code is totally available (github, personal website, etc)...
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How do you release a previously published, copyrighted work as open access?

I am working on an open-access textbook. I have the permission of an author to use material from a previously published book from 20 years ago which the publisher returned the rights to digital ...
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Transforming a private research project repository into an open-source repository [closed]

Our research project is ready for being shared as a preprint and submitted for peer review. What are the best practices for transforming the private research repository (which includes several pilot ...
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Publishing a dataset to which anyone should be able to contribute

(I have seen multiple questions about how to share datasets in general, but none of them seems to involve the criterion of an open contributorship.) I want to share a dataset to which anyone should be ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

For transparency, I would like to share my accepted papers' anonymous peer reviews, if my coauthors unanimously agree. Some journals partner with websites such as openreview.net (which share reviews ...
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Author refuses sharing his "open access" code/data

My doctoral project required me to learn a whole new method from zero. My advisor had another student who mastered the technique since his BA studies, and so was much more advanced than me. I asked ...
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Am I responsible for reproducing results if open-sourced code is bad? [closed]

In computational research, authors of publications are often required to open-source their code. However, while having open-sourced one's code improves chance for journal/conference acceptance, ...
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(Why) Is post publication peer review (not) taking off?

I know, this is a bit of a broad question. But looking at the developments and having experienced a reasonable amount of pain with established publishers and their either complex, slow, or restrictive ...
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How to deal with sensitive individual data in open science?

I work with governmental register data, which includes sensitive information about individuals, and therefore cannot make datasets available to the public lest I risk violating the privacy of my ...
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Is there a Ronin alternative in Europe? How to be an independent scientist in the EU?

I am a senior postdoc in a theoretical/computational field and for various reasons I am quite tired of jumping from one postdoc to another (have to switch cities/continents every few years, and many ...
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

I want to share both (1) programming codes and (2) datasets related to a research project. While I know some suitable platforms superficially, I cannot gauge their pros and cons in too much depth ...
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Is there a database of publications for nearly all major disciplines? [closed]

Google scholar is an excellent service for looking at basic metadata about publications (e.g. authors, title, abstract, and papers it cites). But they do not offer an official API (free or otherwise). ...
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What is the status of foreign cloud apps in German universities?

From what I heard, in German universities there is a push against foreign cloud applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Github, and even Doodle. The DFN offers some alternatives, ...
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back assign DOI to extant dataset

Would it be possible for researchers back-assign a DOI to an existing dataset they have rights to - where there is no permission to share it publically (privacy, organization proprietary, personnel to ...
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To what extent can I refer to closed-access reviewer comments in my public task management workflow?

I have written and submitted a manuscript to a journal owned by Oxford University Press. This manuscript describes the associated source code, which is stored in a public GitHub repository. The ...
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How to choose a generalist repository and what risks should I be aware of? [closed]

I am trying to choose between these different generalist repositories: Zenodo Open Science Framework Figshare (or Dyrad??) Harvard dataverse General cloud services ... Figshare has a nice comparison ...
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CRediT contribution statement: Pros and cons of including non-author contributors? [closed]

An increasing number of journals require a CRediT – Contributor Roles Taxonomy statement for, among other things, "Enabling visibility and recognition of the different contributions of ...
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How to find past editors and editorial board members of scientific journals?

Journal websites usually list their present editors and editorial board members. Is there any systematic way to find out the journals' past editors and editorial board members (if possible, in a ...
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How can I pre-register my study of little importance?

I am writing an undergraduate dissertation on behavioural economics. I am looking to run an experiment. As nobody apart from my course convenor will read my paper, the stakes are not particularly high....
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Best platform to publicaly share data

I'm in the final stage of my PhD, and want to make my datasets publicly available. This is so that my examiners can re-run my regressions, if they wish; but moreover, I want other scholars to be able ...
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Will a paper be retracted if a flaw in released software code invalidates its central idea?

Say I have written code that performs a physics calculation. After this, I get a paper published based on the results of the code. In the interest of advancing the progress of science, I upload the ...
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How to cite (unpublished) data set during peer review?

In the move towards open science, it is becoming common practice to deposit the data accompanying a publication in a dedicated data repository. Often, authors prefer to delay the publication of the ...
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Can scientists be categorized according to temperament and working style? [closed]

I'm doing a bit of informal research about scientists. I would like to know if scientists, at least in the hard sciences, can be categorized according to their working style. And if so, what are some ...
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Is it always OK to ask for a copy of the lecturer's slides?

Weeks ago I attended a lecture/seminar in NYU Shanghai, and I am not a student nor an alumnus of it. After the lecture I attempted to ask if I can have a copy of the slides because the content is so ...
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Which kinds of academic revolutions has philosophy of science indentified so far and when?

Recently, I had an interdisciplinary discussion with some friends about Industry 4.0, internet of things,...which brought up the question, which kind of academic revolutions apart from industrial ...
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Can open science project be performed/published by non-scientists?

In other words, can anybody publish an open science project, or does the author need to have some specific title or at least study the subject in order to receive some positive feedback from the ...
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How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

When publishing a paper, some researchers publish the source code used for the paper. Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much effort do researchers take to publish their source ...
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Which journals make peer review history documents publicly available?

Nature Communications has had a policy since 2016 that authors are given the option to publish the peer review history of their paper. Are there other journals with the same initiative?
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Reproducible science: do entities exist requiring Level 3 of TOP standards?

Quite many (if not most of) scientific articles, related to computational sciences, which I have seen, do not share both data and code leading to the figures. This may have of course good reasons ...
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What software license allows me to have GPL for academic use and paid use by industry for my open-source project?

I have spend many years during my PhD developing a code base and decided to open-source the code when I finished. It's currently under GPL. The code is used by many different research group around the ...
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Has anyone here tried this alternative peer review platform 'Peerage of Science'?

I have just learnt about the details of this platform, located below: https://www.peerageofscience.org I am interested in trying out but none of my colleagues has experimented this platform. I am ...
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Can you publish a paper Simply Implementing another Paper's Algorithm?

There was a highly cited paper published earlier this year in my field which introduced a highly theoretical, non trivial, algorithm that relied on extremely heavy theory. The algorithm was exact (...
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Open university and admissions into a US Masters

Can a student with a bachelor's in engineering with very little chemistry take some courses in chemistry to get into a chemistry masters? How do US masters view courses taken from Open University, ...
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OpenStreetMaps in research publications: Is that possible?

In connection with Scholia (https://tools.wmflabs.org/scholia/), we are making OpenStreetMap plots online with the tiler from Wikimedia Foundation. When presented online OSM-derived maps are not a ...
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How to Store Incidental Information Gleaned in the Course of Conducting Research

I'm in the throes of writing my first substantial research paper in the field of Information Science. The topic looks promising and my advisor seems pleased with the work. Because of the nature of the ...
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How much money do universities pay to access datasets?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify how much money universities / academic research labs pay to access data sets? For example, in the United States, many hospitals as well as ...
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Is there a "place" to deposit and, or publish reports produced in grad school?

I am looking for some kind of repository where I can "publish" my reports from grad school. I'd like to do this because it would be great if I could link those works with my ORCID and make them ...
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Innovative and free publication platform [closed]

I would like to create an open access journal / a platform that is free of charge for authors and readers. Ideally, I would like it to get away from the current norms: offer the possibility to publish ...