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Subject: Nobelpristagare förordar fri forskning och open access
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:17:32 +0100
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 Bibliotek och tidskriftsförlag har en likartad syn på vetenskaplig
publicering, en väldigt grov och
klumpig syn som på många sätt hämmar vetenskapligt arbete. En syn som
uppmuntrar det mediokra.

En av årets nobelpristagare, Randy Schekman, redaktör för open access
tidskriften eLife, borde vara
en väckarklocka för många i vår värld, där prestige värderas högre än resultat.

http://elife.elifesciences.org/

Han säger i en intervju i dagens Guardian:

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and
represent a "tyranny" that must be broken,
according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the
publications.

Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology
or medicine this year and receives
his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said his lab would no longer send
research papers to the top-tier journals,
Nature, Cell and Science

Den allvarligaste kritiken är att forskningen skadas

Schekman said pressure to publish in "luxury" journals encouraged
researchers to cut corners and pursue trendy
fields of science instead of doing more important work. The problem
was exacerbated, he said, by editors who
were not active scientists but professionals who favoured studies that
were likely to make a splash.

Vi skulle kunna lägga till andra grupper som inte är aktiva forskare
men som på olika sätt försvårar forskningen,
typ,  bibliotekarier, journalister, byråkrater och politiker.

Schekman är en varm anhängare av fri forskning och fritt tillgänglig forskning

Schekman is the editor of eLife, an online journal set up by the
Wellcome Trust. Articles submitted to the journal –
a competitor to Nature, Cell and Science – are discussed by reviewers
who are working scientists and accepted if
all agree. The papers are free for anyone to read.

Självklart är han starkt kritisk till otyget med impaktfaktorer, ett
verktyg som skapatas av inkompetenta för att värdera
och styra dom kompetenta.

 A journal's impact factor is a measure of how often its papers are
cited, and is used as a proxy for quality. But
Schekman said it was "toxic influence" on science that "introduced a
distortion". He writes: "A paper can become
highly cited because it is good science - or because it is
eye-catching, provocative, or wrong."

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/09/nobel-winner-boycott-science-journals


Jan


-- 
Jan Szczepański
F.d Förste bibliotekarie och chef för f.d Avdelningen för humaniora,
vid f.d. Centralbiblioteket, Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek
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