Review, Promotion, and Tenure

  • ‘Collegiality’ influences researchers’ promotion prospectsNature News, April 25, 2022
  • The allure of the journal impact factor holds firm, despite its flawsNature Index, August 29, 2019
  • Survey findings: Publish or perish? Faculty publishing decisions and the review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process, LJ’s infoDOCKET, July 30, 2019 [Reblog]
  • Do academics overestimate the importance of journal prestige?, Daily NousJuly 30, 2019
  • Academics think, ‘others value journal prestige and metrics, not me’, Times Higher EducationJuly 26, 2019
  • For academics, what matters more: journal prestige or readership?Science, July 25, 2019
  • Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community, LSE Impact BlogJuly 17, 2019
  • The ‘impact’ of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion processLSE Impact BlogApril 26, 2019 [Reblog]
  • The ‘impact’ of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion processPeerJ BlogApril 17, 2019
  • ‘Undue reliance’ on journal impact factor in academic evaluation, Times Higher EducationApril 16, 2019
  • Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations, Nature NewsApril 11, 2019
  • As scholars are driven to less prestigious journals, new measures of quality emerge, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2019
  • Do universities value public engagement? Not much, their policies suggest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 8, 2018
  • Promotion standards and public engagement, Inside Higher EdOctober 5, 2018
  • University tenure decisions still gloss over scientists’ public outreach, NatureOctober 4, 2018

Science and Health Communication

  • You may be reading science or health news all wrong as suggested by new studyRevyuh, March 10, 2023
  • People don’t know what a preprint is. Here’s why that mattersUGA Today, March 9, 2023
  • Science writers should be careful when reporting on preprint studiesNational Association of Science Writers, December 29, 2022
  • How the Covid-19 pandemic pushed preprint-based journalism into the mainstreamNiemanLab, November 29, 2022 [Reblog]
  • The rise of preprint: How COVID-19 has transformed the way we publish and report on scientific research, University Affairs, May 4, 2022
  • Science in motion: How journalists’ approach using preprintsPreprints in Motion, April 2, 2022
  • Science in motion: journalists’ use and perception of preprintsINCT-CPCT Divulgação Científica, March 23, 2022 (Portuguese subtitles)
  • How science moved beyond peer review during the pandemic, FiveThirtyEightJuly 8, 2021
  • Study reveals lack of consistency in reporting of COVID-19-related preprintsThe Publication PlanMay 28, 2021
  • Communicating Scientific Uncertainty About COVID-19 — with Alice FleerackersBelow the RadarMarch 16, 2021
  • Journalists ‘gloss over’ preprints’ unreliabilityTimes Higher Education, February 12, 2021
  • News outlets vary widely in how they cover the “Wild West” of Covid-19 preprint studies, Nieman Lab, February 8, 2021
  • News media outlets vary widely in how they cover preprint studies, new research findsJournalist’s Resource, January 26, 2021
  • Media outlets inconsistently mention uncertain status of COVID-19 preprintsScience Magazine, January 21, 2021
  • Pivotal year for preprintsInside Higher Ed, January 20, 2021
  • Today’s top 10 in higher edAcademia Group, January 20, 2021
  • In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicizedNational Post, January 14, 2021
  • Ever-changing pandemic pressures scientific research publication: SFU studyThe Abbotsford NewsJan 7, 2021
  • About half of media stories fail to label “preprint” COVID-19 researchMedical Xpress, January 6, 2021
  • Don’t hold back the vaccine for a second dose. And more new virus scienceThe Tyee, January 5, 2021

Open Access and Open Science

  • Open access is working — but researchers in lower-income countries enjoy fewer benefits, Nature News, June 11, 2024
  • AI-generated rat genitalia: Swiss publisher of scientific journal under pressure, SwissInfo, March 13, 2024
  • Scientists paid large publishers over $1 billion in four years to have their studies published with open accessEL PAÍSNovember 21, 2023
  • Open-access reformers launch next bold publishing planNature News, October 31, 2023
  • Catching up on open accessUniversity Affairs, April 19, 2023
  • Beyond Web of Science and Scopus there is already an open bibliodiverse world of research – We ignore it at our peril, LSE Impact Blog, February 7, 2023
  • “The pandemic showed that open access is the way forward in science communication,” Agencia SINC, October 29, 2022 [Spanish]
  • Rejecting a technocratic Open ScienceABEC Meeting Publishing Trends Event, October 12, 2022
  • Science’s no-fee public-access policy will take effect in 2023Nature News, October 11, 2022
  • What is Open Science? ft. Dr. Juan Pablo AlperinAmplify Podcast Network, May 24, 2022
  • Building trust in peer review: A Q&A with Dr Mario MaličkiBMC On Medicine BlogSeptember 18, 2020
  • Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the Internet, study found, CNN, September 15, 2020
  • Nearly 200 journals suddenly went missing on the internet, about 900 more at-risk, Tech TimesSeptember 10, 2020
  • And poof! They are gone, Genome WebSeptember 10, 2020
  • More than 100 scientific journals have disappeared from the Internet, Nature NewsSeptember 10, 2020
  • Open access journals are vanishing from the web, Internet Archive stands ready to fill in the gaps, The RegisterSeptember 10, 2020
  • Research: Nearly 200 scientific journals have disappeared from the Internet, and 900 may soon disappear [Finnish], Tekniikan Maailma, September 9, 2020
  • Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them, Science, September 8, 2020
  • ‘Bronze’ open access supersedes green and gold, Nature Index, March 12, 2018
  • Des chercheurs se mobilisent pour un accès gratuit aux publications, Le Monde, November 6, 2017
  • Study suggests publisher public access outpacing open access; Gold OA decreases citation performance, The Scholarly KitchenOctober 4, 2017
  • Research results are increasingly available for freeAl-Fanar Media, September 29, 2017
  • Soon, nobody will read academic journals illegally, because the studies worth reading will be freeQuartzAugust 9, 2017
  • Two studies suggest trouble ahead for paywall journals (Update),, August 8, 2017
  • Half of papers searched for online are free to read, Nature, August 7, 2017
  • Open Access On the Rise: StudyThe ScientistAugust 7, 2017
  • The State of Open Access: Some New Data, Open and Shut, Thursday, August 03, 2017
  • Trend Watch: The State of Open Access, Nature, August 2, 2017

Open Education

Altmetrics and Societal Impact

Research Metrics

Data Citations and Reuse

  • The diversity of data citation and reuse practicesDATACC Watch Bulletin, May 2, 2023 (French)
  • New preprint explores tracing data reuse and citations (interview with Kathleen Gregory)LJ’s infoDOCKET, April 20, 2023 [Reblog]

Preprints Uptake and Use

  • Preliminary investigation: Supporting open infrastructure for preprintsInvest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), October 3, 2022
  • Are preprints a problem? 5 ways to improve the quality and credibility of preprints. LSE Impact Blog, September 23, 2020
  • To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system, LJ’s infoDOCKET, July 29, 2019 [Reblog]
  • To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system, ASAPbio blogJuly 29, 2019 [Reblog]

President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public

  • Making Research Knowledge Public Award | Interview with recipients Hannah McGregor and Juan Pablo AlperinSFU Publishing, January 24, 2019 [Reblog]
  • SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium explores Making Knowledge Public, Nation TalkSeptember 6, 2018
  • President’s Dream Colloquium explores the importance of making academic knowledge accessible to the publicSFU NewsSeptember 10, 2018 
  • Education is our best weapon against fake news, says information expertStarMetro Vancouver, September 13, 2018
  • Interview with Dr. Jevin West, News Talk 980 CKNWSeptember 13, 2018