My wish for global science is...

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My wish for global science is...

Science is ever-evolving! With millions of researchers and publication professionals actively working toward scientific progress, staying ahead of the curve means understanding the direction and pace of scientific advancement. Therefore, our series of posts on Global Science explored the current trends in global scientific publishing. From basic facts and figures about research publicationcitation metrics, and R&D expenditure to international collaboration, and open data mandates, through the Global Science series, we have tried to present an overview of the most prominent phenomena and trends in scientific research and publishing.

While the global publishing arena is abuzz with dynamic trends like open access, open data mandates, newer citation metrics, and research collaboration, it has also witnessed some downsides such as plagiarismissues related to publication ethicspredatory journalsbias in research settings, etc.

This made us wonder: What does the future of science and publishing hold? To enable the sharing of ideas among those passionate about science and research, we are launching the campaign #MyWishForGlobalScience.

We asked some publishing professionals and industry experts to share their wish for global science. Here’s what they said:

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  Collaboration beyond boundaries; any discipline, any level, anywhere
Dr. John Hammersley, Co-founder and CEO, Overleaf

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  A return to high standards and high selectivity in scholarly publishing
Jeffrey Beall, Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor, University of Colorado

#MyWishForGlobalScience-    Women and men don't have to choose between research careers and having a healthy family life.
 Phoebe Scotland, Publication Professional and Academic Editor

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  A world where anyone, anywhere, can build on top of the corpus of academic knowledge
Mark Hahnel, Founder, Figshare

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  All clinical trial data are published open access for government approved drugs and medical technology
Charles Harding, Publication Professional and Academic Editor

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  Reproducibility and replicability become a dominant paradigm shift
Kenneth Lee, Publication Professional and Academic Editor

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  Unencumbered access to all information
Jonathan Dietcher, Publication Professional and Academic Editor

#Mywishforglobalscience  -  There’s a more standardized way than peer review to accept/reject submissions
Christine Miranda, Managing Editor, Medicine, Editage

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  Free, open and equal circulation of knowledge and human resources
Dr. Matthieu PY, Country Representative, Euraxess Links Japan

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  An end to gender bias. Women don’t need male co-authors to get published.
Anselmo Martyres, Manager, Training, Editage

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  A world where science transcends language barriers
Denzyl Fernandes, Associate Editor, Life Sciences, Editage

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  Elimination of rigid formatting red tape in publishing with increased focus on improving content.
Sindhu Narayan, Publication Professional and Academic Editor

#MyWishForGlobalScience  -  A bias-free integrated community where journals and authors work in perfect collaboration
Clarinda Cerejo, Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights


What do you wish for a better future of science and academia? Given a chance, what would you want changed about today's science? A change begins with an idea; a simple thought. Join us to share your thoughts and ideas at #MyWishForGlobalScience.


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Published on: Jun 30, 2015


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