hey all -- The Center for Open Science is seeking graduate students, post docs, researchers and academic faculty to participate in survey to investigate the factors that affect the perceived credibility and use of preprints.

It's 20min & you don't need to have posted a preprint in the past to take it: virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe.

It's passed IRB also -- IRB Protocol Number: 2192.

Thanks & feel free to pass this on to interested parties!

In case people missed it, the whole University of California system (public unis in California) cancelled their subscriptions and deals with Elsevier 🎇 the split is over open access, lock-in, and exorbitant pricing

Read more: news.berkeley.edu/2019/02/28/w

Folks interested in and dismantling the corporate capture of scholarship, see above.

can someone explain to me why non-commercial creative commons licenses are not open when applied to scholarly articles?

I've heard this statment a lot but I'm not 100% on the underlying logic.

Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more