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[From the article “Assessing citizen adoption of e-government initiatives in Gambia: A validation of the technology acceptance model in information systems success. A critical article review, with questions to its publishers” by Daniel Jung, published in Government Information Quarterly] “The…

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How Major Publishers Implement TOP’s Open Data Policies

[From the article, “The Landscape of Open Data Policies” by David Mellor, published at the Center for Open Science blogsite] “TOP [Transparency and Openness Promotion] includes eight policies for publishers or funders to use to increase transparency. They include data transparency,…

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Another Elsevier Journal Goes “Blind”

[From the article “Results masked review: peer review without publication bias” by Jennifer Franklin at Elsevier.com.] “We know that research data isn’t neat and tidy. It’s messy, complex and often throws something unexpected at us. At the Journal of Vocational…

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Elsevier and the 5 Diseases of Academic Research

[From the article “5 diseases ailing research — and how to cure them” at Elsevier Connect, the daily news site for Elsevier Publishing.] This article summarizes the “diseases” ailing scientific research as identified in the article “On doing better science: From thrill…

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Another Approach to Reproducibility: “Invited Reproducibility Papers”

[From the article, “New article type verifies experimental reproducibility” at Elsevier Connect] ” Information Systems, a data science journal published by Elsevier, has devised a solution to the question of reproducibility by establishing a new article type: the Invited Reproducibility Paper. Authors of…

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