Predatory journals gain ground
Fast publication, open access and considerable impact. So-called predatory journals use false promises of peer review and a serious approach to offer the publication of scientific articles in return for payment. Curie has looked more closely at the phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common.
Yildiz Kelahmetoglu new blogger in Curie
She blogs about the struggles and opportunities for women in science. Yildiz Kelahmetoglu is a PhD candidate at Karolinska Institutet and studies damage response and regeneration in central nervous system after injuries and diseases. In her spare time she enjoys to read short stories, run and dance some Lindy hop.
Catch-22 for those who continue to research after 67
As a scientist, feeling that you have much more to give, but being thwarted because of your age. As head of department, refusing someone a position, a room, a doctoral student. Curie has talked with two researchers and a pro-vice-chancellor about research after 67 and about the conflicts that easily arise.
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A balancing act between experience and renewal
The number of staff researchers over the age of 65 in Swedish higher education institutions has grown several times larger in just a decade. For universities, it is a delicate balancing act to both utilise the skills of retired researchers and to create the scope for renewal and new generations of researchers. A number of higher education institutions have established specific guidelines in this area.
The preprint spreads to more research fields
Publishing research in the form of ‘preprints’, before review and publication, is commonplace in certain fields. This phenomenon – which some researchers feel is indispensable and others unnecessary or unthinkable – is now spreading into more areas.
Neuroscientist wants to save memories
Susanna Rosi’s passion for brain research has taken her from Florence to San Francisco, where her discoveries could restore memories to the elderly or those with brain damage.