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


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