Category Archives: Open Science

New paper on the acoustic niche hypothesis and coquí frogs

Yesterday my new paper got published in PeerJ: Villanueva-Rivera LJ. (2014) Eleutherodactylus frogs show frequency but no temporal partitioning: implications for the acoustic niche hypothesis. PeerJ 2:e496 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.496 Although a good part of it was a chapter of my MS thesis, I recently added a … Continue reading

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Some questions to those that oppose open data

The recent announcement by PLoS on the requirement to post the data behind a paper has pushed a discussion on the issue of data, authorship and ownership. The opposed-to camp seem to focus on two issues: fear of being “scooped” … Continue reading

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Some comments on researchers that do not want to share data

Last week, PLoS published an updated data policy in which they are requiring that the data of each paper published must be available publicly. The specific wording was: authors must make all data publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication … Continue reading

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Lousy attack on open journals just reveals poor peer review

Michael Eisen took a stab back at a news item in Science that attacks open access journals for accepting a fake paper that was deliberately flawed. The Science column has the heading: A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or … Continue reading

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Mendeley sells out; I’m moving to Zotero

“The empire acquires the rebel alliance.” – a very common response in Twitter with the news of Elsevier buying Mendeley. Yes, this is more on the side of poetic license than reality, but not by far. If you haven’t heard, … Continue reading

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PLoS shows that publishing raw data can be a win-win situation

The PLoS blog Integrative Paleontologists has a cool story that shows why is it a good idea to have open data, or publish your raw research data. A paper in PLoS ONE studied dinosaur teeth, but what gave the authors … Continue reading

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PHD explains open access and why it is necessary

Check out this video that explains what open access is and why it is so necessary.     Narrated by Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen and illustrated by  Jorge Cham, the genius behind PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper).

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Will 2012 be the year of open science publishing?

The Research Works Act (HR 3699) seems to have launched a wave of criticism that may finally end the publishers unfair profit of science. This bill pretends to prohibit the federal government, which funds a lot of research, from forcing publishers to … Continue reading

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Publish your computer code: it is good enough

I just found this column in Nature discussing the need for scientists to publish the code they used. I’m still amazed that this is not getting more attention. If a proper-written Methods section is mandatory in a paper, why not … Continue reading

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Posted the data for the Acevedo and Villanueva 2006 paper

I have just posted online the data used for the paper: Acevedo, M. A. and L. J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2006. Using automated digital recording systems as effective tools for the monitoring of birds and amphibians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:211-214. Data files … Continue reading

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