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

Essentials

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

Authorship

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

Preprints

Early sharing, green open access, disrupting traditional publishing

Evaluation Metrics


Science Social Media

 

Blog by Publishers on the Changing Landscape


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

Macroevolution

Note
Southern Ocean Mesopelagic Fish Comply with Bergmann’s Rule
Ryan A. Saunders and Geraint A. Tarling

Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarSaunders.html
The Evolution of Energetic Scaling across the Vertebrate Tree of Life

Josef C. Uyeda, Matthew W. Pennell, Eliot T. Miller, Rafael Maia, and Craig R. McClain

Natural History Note
Natural History Constrains the Macroevolution of Foot Morphology in European Plethodontid Salamanders

Dean C. Adams, Dana Korneisel, Morgan Young, and Annamaria Nistri
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugAdams.html

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

Open Access, Synthesis
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids
Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecCampbell.html

Micro- and Macroevolutionary Trade-Offs in Plant-Feeding Insects
Daniel A. Peterson,, Nate B. Hardy, and Benjamin B. Normark
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecPeterson.html

Impacts of Niche Breadth and Dispersal Ability on Macroevolutionary Patterns
Huijie Qiao, Erin E. Saupe, Jorge Soberón, A. Townsend Peterson, and Corinne E. Myers
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugQiao.html

Open Access
Including Fossils in Phylogenetic Climate Reconstructions: A Deep Time Perspective on the Climatic Niche Evolution and Diversification of Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus)
A. Michelle Lawing, P. David Polly, Diana K. Hews, and Emília P. Martins
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugLawing.html

Open Access, Countdown to 150
Eric F. LoPresti and Marjorie G. Weber