Durante el periodo en el que me presenté a plazas de Ayudante Doctor en varias universidades andaluzas, he tenido la oportunidad de conocer de primera mano varias irregularidades en estos procesos de selección. Aquí cuento el caso más extremo y preocupante que ha sido el del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico de la Universidad de Granada.
Algunos aspectos destacados de una encuesta en la que preguntamos a 875 académicos investigadores que viven y trabajan en España su opinión sobre la importancia que debería tener una selección de 39 criterios diferentes en la evaluación de los currículos de investigación de los candidatos en un proceso de contratación.
Some highlights from a survey asking 875 research academics living and working in Spain for their views on how important a selection of 39 different criteria should be in the evaluation of candidates’ research CVs in a recruitment process.
In this post I explain why I only accept peer review assignments by journal editors when they agree to publish my signed review next to the reviewed research work.
A brief post that explains the reasons why I stopped using and supporting bioRxiv.
Last Friday I participated in a round table discussing Open Science practices and their relevance for addressing the crisis of replicability in Psychology.
As promised, I publish here a recent correspondence between Angel Correa, a colleague at the Brain, Mind & Behaviour Research Center of the University of Granada, and the editor of an Elsevier journal. I do not wish to express my opinion here —although the title and image of this post may be giving a hint— nor to reveal the identity of the editor. I prefer to listen to what my fellow colleagues think about which are the obligations and responsibilities of authors and journal editors in the emerging landscape of open scholarly communication.
Our recent research, revealing significant differences in how the brains of physically trained and sedentary young adults process information from the heart, is now available for commentary and formal peer review in two preprint repositories: SJS (@social_sjs) and bioRxiv (@biorxivpreprint). Each of these repositories comes with advantages and disadvantages. BioRxiv is already backed by a …
Last week I was in Ghent to give another introductory talk on Open Science —it is becoming an addiction! First, Ghent was much prettier than I expected! Second, researchers are still hesitant to open up to new practices until a clear academic reward is promised. But we are getting there, slowly but steadily…
Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science . One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open Access, not to mention that almost everyone still thinks Open Access is equivalent to publishing in open access journals. In this series of posts, I will discuss a few issues that will hopefully help clarify the meaning of Open Science, why is it important, and how individual scientists can make a difference.