Research Seminar

Gustav Nilsonne: Pathways to an open science system: Replacing academic journals

Date: 18 October 2023
Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Institutet för framtidsstudier, Holländargatan 13, 4th floor, Stockholm, and online


Research seminar with Gustav Nilsonne, Associate Professor of neuroscience. He is active in meta-science, investigating transparency and reproducibility of medical research.

Open science enables cumulative knowledge and facilitates discovery. The transition to an open science system is underway, but important roadblocks remain. A decentralised, evolvable network of platforms interconnected by open standards, and governed by the scientific community, is technically feasible. However, academic researchers remain tied to traditional journals not least because assessment of merit is tied to the venue of publication. Ways forward can include redirection of funding from legacy publishing models to new infrastructure and the development of new methods to assess scientific contributions. Concerted action by stakeholders needs to be combined with pluralistic experimentation on policies and interventions to further open science practices.

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