Towards a faster, more open and collaborative science. The future of scientific publishing beyond journals and impact factors.

Towards a faster, more open and collaborative science. The future of scientific publishing beyond journals and impact factors.

Langebio Academic Days Talk

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Rubén Rellán Álvarez

December 04, 2015
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    Towards a faster, more open and collaborative science. The future

    of scientific publishing beyond journals and impact factors. Rubén Rellán-Álvarez www.rrlab.org @rrellanalvarez bit.ly/academic_days_talk_2015
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    P O S T E R P R E S

    E N TAT I O N SCIENCE PIPELINE Guillaume Lobet PA P E R L A B L I F E R E A D PA P E R S D ATA S E T S C O D E D ATA A N A LY S I S E X P E R I M E N T R E V I E W I N G www.guillaumelobet.be/science_valorisation/ What do we value on science? What do we do as researchers?
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    38.597 42.351 Would you consider these two numbers as good

    representations of these distributions? https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/wrong-number-a-closer-look-at-impact-factors/
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    38.597 42.351 Would you consider these two numbers as good

    representations of these distributions? https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/wrong-number-a-closer-look-at-impact-factors/
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    38.597 42.351 Would you consider these two numbers as good

    representations of these distributions? https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/wrong-number-a-closer-look-at-impact-factors/
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    It would make more sense to report citations distributions or

    medians https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/wrong-number-a-closer-look-at-impact-factors/
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    JIF fails at predicting the citations of a paper https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/wrong-number-a-closer-look-at-impact-factors/

    Monte Carlo analysis comparing a random paper from one journal with a random one from JCB JCB : 9.8 NCB : 19.7 Embo J : 10.4 JCS : 5.43
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    The Journal Impact Factor measures (somehow) the JOURNAL impact factor.

    Journal level Scientist level Paper level JIF # Papers, # Citations, # H Index # Citations, www.altmetrics.com Relative Citation Ratio: icite.od.nih.gov scopus.com scholar.google.com.
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    Are we scientists or JIF church fanatics? - If we

    include journal impact factors in the list of publications in our cv, we are statistically illiterate. - If we are judging grant or promotion applications and find ourselves scanning the applicant’s publications, checking off the impact factors, we are statistically illiterate. - If we see someone else using impact factors and make no attempt at correction, we connive at statistical illiteracy http://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/2012/08/13/sick-of-impact-factors/
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    What is the best way to evaluate? There is no

    better way to evaluate the work of a person than careful examination of his/her papers, thesis, presentations etc by a group of experts
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    What is the best way to evaluate? There is no

    better way to evaluate the work of a person than careful examination of his/her papers, thesis, presentations etc by a group of experts and yet…..
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    What is the best way to evaluate? There is no

    better way to evaluate the work of a person than careful examination of his/her papers, thesis, presentations etc by a group of experts We wait for external validation in the form of paper acceptance to graduate a student and yet…..
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    Share everything!!!! P O S T E R P R

    E S E N TAT I O N SCIENCE PIPELINE Guillaume Lobet PA P E R L A B L I F E R E A D PA P E R S D ATA S E T S C O D E D ATA A N A LY S I S E X P E R I M E N T R E V I E W I N G openaccessbutton.org
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    Share everything!!!! www.zotero.org www.mendeley.com • Share your papers • Discuss

    others’ papers Your reads: Your code: This will get you jobs 11 Guillaume Lobet | est place to share your code” - share code - collaborative development - version control system - millions of users - citable (doi) github.com bitbucket.org sourceforge.org
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    Share everything!!!! www.zotero.org www.mendeley.com • Share your papers • Discuss

    others’ papers Your reads: Your code: This will get you jobs 11 Guillaume Lobet | est place to share your code” - share code - collaborative development - version control system - millions of users - citable (doi) github.com bitbucket.org sourceforge.org FIGSHARE Share all your research products • Manage your researc • Private storage spac • Securely stored in th • Accessible from any • Easily filtered, tags et • Citable (doi) www.figshare.com Institutional repository = You = (probably) not lin Presentations:
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    Upload your papers to a preprint server when you are

    ready to share them By uploading ms to preprint server we: - speed up knowledge transfer - can get feedback from others (than the journal reviewers) - make our science freely available to the rest of the society - could make it easier for students to graduate before waiting for the paper to have a journal seal of approval
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    Use social media to talk, discuss about your/others research @KamounLab

    @PlantEvolution @jonathandgjones @AnneOsterrieder @c_s_hardtke @fmartin1954 @ReskiLab @JChrisPires @JoseDinneny @aloraine205 @Prof_GD_Foster @Pathh1 @KeikoUTorii @schwessinger @giffordlab @EveEmshwiller @bradylabs @JeanMichelAne @GabKrouk @CG_ath @VaillancourtLab @PhytophthoraLab @Ana_CanoDelgado @AP_Mahonen @rrellanalvarez @pcronald @pilarcubas @JohnRunions @LiverpoolPlants @BrettTylerOSU @clintspringer @NoahFahlgren @KBomblies @plantsciences @DanChitwood @kseniakrasileva @GaryStacey3 @DrHikov @RosGleadow @BaxterTwi @meter @jrossibarra @LeyserLab @ronaldpierik @AgBioWorld @ftmaestra @ebsessa @jphiliptaylor @jacquet_chris @methylcytosine @AgroBioDiverse blog.aspb.org/2015/08/04/conference-tweeting-for-plant-scientists-part-1-twitter-basics/
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    But they are going to steal all my precious data

    and ideas!!! John R. McKiernan whyopenresearch.org
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    But they are going to steal all my precious data

    and ideas!!! You have a much higher chance of being unnoticed than being scooped nautil.us/issue/21/information/the-thrill-of-defeat John R. McKiernan whyopenresearch.org
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    and good things will happen to you Jul-2014 Aug-2014 mail

    + github Dec-2014 Mar-2015 Jun-2015 coorganized workshop shared beers and crappy airbnb
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    and good things will happen to you Jul-2014 Aug-2014 mail

    + github Dec-2014 Mar-2015 paper accepted Aug-2015 review submitted Jun-2015 coorganized workshop shared beers and crappy airbnb
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    and good things will happen to you Jul-2014 Aug-2014 mail

    + github Dec-2014 Mar-2015 paper accepted Aug-2015 review submitted Jun-2015 coorganized workshop shared beers and crappy airbnb planned another paper and pilot experiment for future grants Sept-2015
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    Thank you all “Do the best experiments you can, and

    always tell the truth. That’s all” Sidney Brenner
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    Thank you all “Do the best experiments you can, and

    always tell the truth. That’s all” Sidney Brenner
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    Thank you all “Do the best experiments you can, and

    always tell the truth. That’s all” Sidney Brenner We owe it to the future generations
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    Thank you all Happy Birthday Diego! 04-12-2013 “Do the best

    experiments you can, and always tell the truth. That’s all” Sidney Brenner We owe it to the future generations