How to choose an open access journal

Posted by Eric Margolis on Mar 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

The push for open science is accelerating in academia, as big institutions insist on better access to publicly funded research. Meanwhile, in Europe, consortiums of institutions have struck deals with big publishers, making concrete steps towards making open access a reality.

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Topics: how to research, science, journal impact factor, research evaluation, open access science, open access research, best open access journals

Is Journal Impact Factor Good?

Posted by Eric Margolis on Nov 23, 2020 12:14:55 AM

The debate over Journal Impact Factor (IF) rages on, with no end in sight. Most scientists and experts agree that it is a flawed measurement of how good academic journals are. Yet it may be the best measure out there, and it continues to be broadly used across research and academia.

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Topics: research tool, proactive research, scientific research sources, science, journal impact factor, research evaluation

Seven Ways AI Can Help Fight Climate Change

Posted by Eric Margolis on Mar 28, 2020 10:57:39 PM
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American CO2 emissions are currently on track to fall just 15% below 2005 levels by 2025—not nearly enough to address our climate crisis or meet the 2015 Paris Agreement commitments. Climate change is on track to create hundreds of millions of refugees by 2050, while making agriculture untenable in equatorial regions and wiping out most of the life on the planet.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, science