Robot waiter

Digital humanities pioneer Gregory Crane argues academics are failing to fully utilise the new tools of scholarship


Scholar returning to homeland from US to lead university speaks of his concerns

indian women next to indian space shuttle

New report calls for Athena SWAN awards to be rolled out in India

slow, tortoise,

Tony Hey charts the progress of the US and UK Open Science movement 

removal men

Shadow science minister acknowledges challenge of combining excellence with ‘place’ in supporting R&D

reading, summer, book

Scholars and senior sector figures reveal the books they’ll be reading over the summer break – for work or pleasure or both – in part two of our annual round-up of holiday reads

Teesside University

University attacked by 750 academics for forcing entire professoriate to reapply for jobs

Man on beach reading
Scholars and senior sector figures reveal the books they’ll be reading over the summer break – for work or pleasure or both
Research. papers, peer review

Scholars are ignorant of many aspects of peer review, and part of the problem is that researching it is a bit like kicking the hornet’s nest, says Martin Eve

Struggling with maths

UK government ‘negligent’ to begin negotiations to leave EU without key role being filled, campaigners say

lock, key, open access

When it comes to openness, biggest hurdle is human factor, says David Doherty

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Major evaluation of country’s research landscape also found that internationalisation was a key area for improvement

two men stand back to back

Academics base conclusions on a decade of MIT publications and patents

Chinese tourists catch money

Analysis reveals extent of reward system for international publications, which could be distorting scientific incentives

Working with a laptop on the beach

The pressure of producing high-quality research publications spoils the long vacation for many academics, says Rachel Moss

Gary Neill illustration (13 July 2017)

For those vacationing in Peer Review Land, Felipe Fernández-Armesto offers some help with the local lingo

The Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology building at Shantou University on December 16, 2015 in Shantou, China

First Israeli university in China welcomes students this summer


Does the UK have the best structures in place to fund data-driven research? asks Steven Hill

Map of Pakistan

Top academic claims universities have created 'factories' for junk science papers because of misguided funding system

Trust exercise

Task force established by government to explore UK open-data landscape calls for greater efforts to ensure data quality