In response to the European Council, I need to get a new pet peeve of mine off my chest.
Why and how could we start undoing a system promoting questionable academic practices?
Does it really make sense to select only the best? I explore how excellence is self-defeating from a theoretical probability perspective.
In my decade working on the openness of research I touched upon content accessibility only a few times, in part because it was and is a less discussed topic in my circles. But that does not make it less important. After all: When a PDF is downloaded, who can read
A primary argument around open scholarship (i.e., open science) is that of “publicly funded means publicly accessible.” I don’t like that argument because it reinforces the inverse: Privately funded means privately accessible.