February 22, 2018

Changing Landscape of Science Publishing

I was asked to provide some background for a class on Ethics in the Darwinian Sciences on the topic of the Changing Landscape of Science Publishing. Here's the list of resources I thought made a starting point into the ethical questions and changes going on.--Trish


To sort out thorny issues (e.g., authorship disputes, accusations of plagiarism, retractions): Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE]: https://publicationethics.org/

To cover the basic responsibilities and ethics of each role in publishing: Council of Science Editors [CSE]: https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/

To get an overview on copyright, publication agreements, and creative commons licenses: https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/intellectual-property-law-101-for-academics/

Guides on how to


Solve the questions of authorship BEFORE you write the paper

Peer Review

Open Science

Learn what your funders require--Gold OA, Green OA, self-archiving, opening the paywall, APCs, licenses. Read anything you sign.

Arguments for Open Science at all project stages


Early sharing, green open access, disrupting traditional publishing

Evaluation Metrics

Science Social Media


Blog by Publishers on the Changing Landscape

February 15, 2018

Syntheses and Perspectives

The Synthesis and Perspectives section publishes visionary re-evaluations designed to move fields of ecology, evolution, and behavior forward.

Open Access
Coupling, Reinforcement, and Speciation
Roger K. Butlin and Carole M. Smadja

Theoretical Approaches in Evolutionary Ecology: Environmental Feedback as a Unifying Perspective
Sébastien Lion
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanLion.html

Mechanisms of Assortative Mating in Speciation with Gene Flow: Connecting Theory and Empirical ResearchMichael Kopp, Maria R. Servedio, Tamra C. Mendelson, Rebecca J. Safran, Rafael L. Rodríguez, Mark E. Hauber, Elizabeth C. Scordato, Laurel B. Symes, Christopher N. Balakrishnan, David M. Zonana, and G. Sander van Doorn

Comparative Analyses of Phenotypic Trait Covariation within and among Populations
Kathryn S. Peiman and Beren W. Robinson
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctPeiman.html

An Ecological Perspective on Sleep Disruption
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepTougeron.html

Cannibalism and Infectious Disease: Friends or Foes?
Benjamin G. Van Allen, Forrest P. Dillemuth, Andrew J. Flick, Matthew J. Faldyn, David R. Clark, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Bret D. Elderd
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepVanAllen.html

Open Access
Predicting Responses to Contemporary Environmental Change Using Evolutionary Response Architectures
Rachael A. Bay, Noah Rose, Rowan Barrett, Louis Bernatchez, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jesse R. Lasky, Rachel B. Brem, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Peter Ralph 

Open Access
Fundamental Theorems of Evolution, David C. Queller 

Shaping the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: New Perspectives from a Synthesis of Paleobiology and Biogeography, David Jablonski, Shan Huang, Kaustuv Roy, and James W. Valentine 

Open Access
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids, Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox 

Open Access
Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions (Sean Hoban, Joanna L. Kelley, Katie E. Lotterhos, Michael F. Antolin, Gideon Bradburd, David B. Lowry, Mary L. Poss, Laura K. Reed, Andrew Storfer, and Michael C. Whitlock

See  http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/an/instruct for details and submission instructions. A short proposal is required for Syntheses and Perspectives; it will be given full and constructive attention.

February 14, 2018

Ecosystem Ecology

Rising Variability, Not Slowing Down, as a Leading Indicator of a Stochastically Driven Abrupt Transition in a Dryland Ecosystem
Ning Chen, Ciriyam Jayaprakash, Kailiang Yu, and Vishwesha Guttal

 Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanChen.html

Open Access
Catastrophic Shifts in Semiarid Vegetation-Soil Systems May Unfold Rapidly or Slowly
Derek Karssenberg, Marc F. P. Bierkens, and Max Rietkerk

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Crasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Paulo S. Oliveira, and Gustavo Q. Romero
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBrevigl.html
"Terrestrial predators influence aquatic ecosystems"

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Longer Food Chains in Pelagic Ecosystems: Trophic Energetics of Animal Body Size and Metabolic Efficiency
Richard McGarvey, Natalie Dowling, and Joel E. Cohen

Complexity Increases Predictability in Allometrically Constrained Food Webs
Alison C. Iles and Mark Novak

A General, Synthetic Model for Predicting Biodiversity Gradients from Environmental Geometry
Kevin Gross and Andrew Snyder-Beattie
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctGross.html

The Evolutionary Legacy of Diversification Predicts Ecosystem Function
Benjamin Yguel, Hervé Jactel, Ian S. Pearse, Daniel Moen, Marten Winter, Joaquin Hortal, Matthew R. Helmus, Ingolf Kühn, Sandrine Pavoine, Oliver Purschke, Evan Weiher, Cyrille Violle, Wim Ozinga, Martin Brändle, Igor Bartish, and Andreas Prinzing
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctYguel.html