Predatory journals pose a significant problem to academic publishing. In the past, a number of attempts have been made to identify them. This blog post presents a novel approach towards a predatory-free academic publishing landscape: Bona Fide Journals.
The closing and opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic caused much debate. How was scientific evidence used in the ensuing public discussion? Our authors searched for evidence in the news and on Twitter and looked at three countries in particular: the Netherlands, Spain, and South Africa.
Can excellent science be connected with successful research commercialisation? Top scientists winning prestigious Spinoza and Stevin prizes share some insights. Their ‘X factor’ achievements suggest that institutionalised research commercialisation can benefit from more personalised pathways.
This is the 2nd in a series of blog posts on research evaluation in the Netherlands. This post is dedicated to the Strategy Evaluation Protocol 2021-2027, the evaluation goals and the criteria and aspects that need to be addressed in an evaluation.
How is research being evaluated in the Netherlands? Why in that way? Why would the Dutch want to evaluate research anyway when it is done like that? What is an evaluation really about? No, but really? And how do you compare between….? You don’t? And consequences? Not??
In my last days as a project coordinator at CWTS, I'm reflecting on the so-called institute projects we all do at CWTS. In this blog post I would like to share with you my experience as a project coordinator, but first and foremost give you an impression of the variety of projects we do.
Based on our research, we discuss which gaps exist between the skills PhD graduates developed during their PhD and the skills that are required and valued in their current job. Which relevant skills do graduates bring to future jobs and which skills were underdeveloped during their PhD trajectory?
The subscription model is taken over by the open-access model in scientific publishing industry, which may favor quantity over quality. While we should be aware of predatory practices by any journal, labeling journals as predatory may reinforce established hierarchies in the scientific community.
It's holiday time for Leiden Madtrics as well. We wish you all restful days off and are looking forward to seeing you again in the new year. In the meantime, have fun reading this blog post written by Ed Noyons about a very unique Christmas surprise taking place in the city of Utrecht.