Unpacking the Social Side of Science Communication

Looking Ahead to SCW18’s “How I Scicomm” Panel What does it mean to be a science communicator in 2018? With new apps and social platforms emerging each year, Canada’s media landscape is rapidly transforming—as is the way we share and consume research. But how are these changes affecting today’s science communicators? What challenges and opportunities do they present? And what are the implications for public […]

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The number and proportion of freely available articles is growing; reaching 45% of the literature published in 2015

Earlier this year, the ImpactStory team of Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem launched Unpaywall, a new browser extension that helps users find free, easy-to-access research. Since officially launching in April, Unpaywall has been installed by over 85,000 users who have collectively made over 75 million requests. Like its cousin, the OA Button, and their illegal counterpart, Sci-Hub, Unpaywall demonstrates the pent-up demand that exists for access to […]

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