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Posted by Melissa Varga on 07/07/2017 - 10:01
If you’re considering going to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans this December, I hope you’ll consider submitting an abstract to participate in our session:“Science to Action: Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science.”  It is geared towards collaborative partnerships, and the decision-relevant, actionable research/science ​that arise from those relationships/interactions. I’d love to see some submissions from subscribers to the... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 07/06/2017 - 22:55
I just learned of this important development in Open Access.  Knowledge Unlatched is moving into STEM scholarship (see below).  Best, Steve Knowledge Unlatched Announces Expansion into STEM in 2018 Berlin, 4th July 2017 Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is happy to announce its move into the STEM publishing market. From Q1 2018 onwards, KU will accept submissions—both books and journals—in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This will form a new KU Select collection to be offered for pledging in mid-2018. Open Access in STEM... [Read more]  

Posted by Schnell, Joshua (IP&Science) on 07/06/2017 - 16:08
Announcing the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis   To honor the legacy of Dr. Garfield and to support the scientometrics community that he played a key role in establishing, Clarivate Analytics has established theEugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis.   We are now welcoming applications through July 21, 2017.   Award Details: The award amount is $25k USD, paid in a single installment. In addition to the award, Clarivate Analytics... [Read more]  

Posted by Aida Nciri on 07/06/2017 - 13:49
-- PLEASE DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS LIST -- Greetings All, Science and Public Policy is currently seeking reviewers for the books listed below. Science and Public Science and Public Policy is a leading international journal on public policies for science, technology and innovation. It covers all types of science and technology in both developed and developing countries ( If you... [Read more]  

Posted by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 07/06/2017 - 12:33
Barbara:   Elsevier’s SciVal solution includes a number of metrics that quantify academic-industry collaboration by way of examining cross-sector publications and citation analysis by sector (academia, industry); change over time can be assessed.  Please feel free to contact me directly at for additional information.   Regards, Holly   “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild... [Read more]  

Posted by Barbara Jasny on 07/06/2017 - 11:57
Hi All:  Can anyone tell me what the best source is for quantitating a changing prevalence in industry-academia collaborations?  Thanks! Barbara Barbara R Jasny, PhD Deputy Editor, Em Science [Read more]  
Replied by Brooke Struck on 07/06/2017 - 12:07
In the US context (and taking co-authorship as the measure of collaboration), the NSF’s Science & Engineering Indicators report, chapter 5, Table 5-27. This should provide what you’re looking for.   Best wishes,   Brooke     Brooke Struck, Ph.D. Policy Analyst | Analyste des... [Read more]  

Posted by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 07/05/2017 - 20:18
Has anyone come across articles that talk about collaboration and open science?  I’ll compile and share back any/all I receive—thank you!   Best, Holly   “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver                                                                                                                                                                                      Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD Vice President, Global Strategic Networks Co-chair, Gender Working Group... [Read more]  

Posted by Paula Fearon on 07/03/2017 - 10:55
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Posted by Stephen Fiore on 07/01/2017 - 17:35
So this is on my Twitter feed as "OK Cupid for Research Collaborations".  It was only a matter of time until scientists started swiping left... Best, Steve Research4Impact While we've long known there is demand for collaboration across spaces, what's been missing is an easy way for potential collaborators to find each other. That’s where research4impact (r4i) comes in. We provide an opportunity for people to express their interest in collaborating and start conversations with others who share their interests. ... [Read more]  

Posted by Rohrbaugh, Mark (NIH/OD) [E] on 06/29/2017 - 14:34
Is anyone aware of literature or papers describing the role of government/universities in the development and private sector commercialization of vaccines?   And the scientific, regulatory and commercial risks associated with that effort?   Thanks, Mark   Mark L. Rohrbaugh, Ph.D., J.D. Special Advisor for Technology Transfer Director, Division of Technology Transfer and Innovation Policy Office of Science Policy Office of the Director National Institutes of Health   [Read more]  
Replied by Deborah Stine on 06/29/2017 - 14:52
Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but two Obama PCAST reports focused on vaccines.  See the general website as it has more info than just the report including press releases, blogs, etc., and then click on reports. 2009-- H1N1 (my first as Exec Dir of PCAST, so I remember it well!), which also has a follow-up analysis on actions that were taken as a result of the report.  Although this and the 2010... [Read more]  
Replied by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 06/29/2017 - 14:56
Here’re a few references you might start with:   ·       Stevens, A.J., Jensen, J.J., Wyller, K., Kilgore, P.C., London, E., Zhang, Q., Chatterjee, S.K., Rohrbaugh, M.L. The commercialization of new drugs and vaccines discovered in public sector research (2015) University Technology Transfer: The Globalization of Academic Innovation (book chapter), pp. 102-145. DOI: 10.4324/9781315882482 ·       Halliday, J. Commercial Aspects of Vaccine Development (2016) Micro- and Nanotechnology in Vaccine Development (book chapter), pp. 411-421. DOI: 10.1016/... [Read more]  
Replied by Stephen Fiore on 06/29/2017 - 16:13
In light of the question on vaccines and the subsequent citations, I wanted to recommend a report, written by Seth Shulman, back in 2002.  It’s called “Trouble on the Endless Frontier:  Science, Invention and the Erosion of the Technological Commons.”  It later evolved into this book “Owning the Future” (see  Anyway, in the introduction, Shulman makes a powerful point about the changing ecosystem of ideas,... [Read more]  

Posted by Kevin N. Dunbar on 06/27/2017 - 20:03
Thank you Steve for pointing out the Guardian article. It is much more important than the pros and cons of open access. The article highlights the last half century or so of why and how publishers such as Elsevier and Wiley have become dominant players in academic publishing. This is particularly important for the Scisip community as many of the posts concern metrics for publication in academic journals.  It is a very interesting article that would be worthy of discussion as it might be very controversial. I expect some will dispute the claims in the article and some will agree with... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 06/27/2017 - 20:34
Hi Everyone - Because the issues and challenges of Open Access publishing is sometimes discussed in our communities, I wanted to share an impressive article that just came out in The Guardian.  It has some important background, history and insights.  For example, they cite a 2005 Deutsche Bank report that refers to the scientific publishing industry as a “bizarre” “triple-pay” system, in which “the state funds most research, pays the salaries of most of those checking the quality of research, and then buys most of the published product”.  Below I've cut-and-pasted that ... [Read more]  

Posted by Kate Saylor on 06/27/2017 - 10:50
See the announcement below:  12 week science policy fellowship at the National Academies, primarily for graduate students and postdocs in science fields with a demonstrated interest in science policy.  -Kate Saylor---------- Forwarded message ----------From: NASEM Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program <>Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:37 PMSubject: Apply by Sept 8: Science & Technology Policy Graduate FellowshipTo:... [Read more]  

Posted by Besselaar, P.A.A. van den on 06/27/2017 - 02:47
We used more than 2000 lists made by authors (for assessment) and compared that with WoS data. The WoS lists cannot be produced automatically but need citation. Lists produced by authors are not very reliable.  - authors write: "a selection of publications" but there is nothing more in WoS - authors leave out papers, such as low cited and/or papers in low impact journals without saying  By the way, other performance information listed by authors seems not very reliable as well. So the picture emerges that lists made by researchers are 'optimized' for... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 06/26/2017 - 21:42
Hi Everyone - there is another interesting DARPA RFI out continuing its theme of research on improving research in the social sciences.  This comes on the heals of DARPA's recent Ground Truth program ( and the original program that is now titled Next Generation Social Science ( [Read more]