Peer-reviewed Articles - General

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Science communication is seen as critical for the disciplines of ecology and conservation, where research products are often used to shape policy and decision making. Scientists are increasing their online media communication, via social media and news. Such media...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4564
1 citation
331 downloads
2,030 views

Using a database of recent articles published in the field of Global Health research, we examine institutional sources of stratification in publishing access outcomes. Traditionally, the focus on inequality in scientific publishing has focused on prestige hierarchies...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4269
6 citations
2,216 downloads
9,563 views

Despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA. We address this need using oaDOI, an open online service that...

["Legal Issues","Science Policy","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4375
219 downloads
1,392 views

Mega-journals are a new kind of scholarly journal made possible by electronic publishing. They are open access (OA) and funded by charges, which authors pay for the publishing services. What distinguishes mega-journals from other OA journals is, in particular,...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4357
264 downloads
1,775 views

Background Few studies have assessed the effectiveness of the Protected Area networks on the conservation status of target species. Here, we assess the effectiveness of the Portuguese Natura 2000 (the European Union network of protected areas) in maintaining a...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4284
2 citations
568 downloads
4,507 views

Despite significant progress, there is still a gender gap in science all over the world, especially at senior levels. Some progressive countries are recognizing the need to address barriers to gender equality in order to retain their best scientists and innovators,...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4000
185 downloads
2,096 views

Background Publication bias is a form of scientific misconduct. It threatens the validity of research results and the credibility of science. Although several tests on publication bias exist, no in-depth evaluations are available that examine which test performs...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4115
82 downloads
599 views

Robotic labs, in which experiments are carried out entirely by robots, have the potential to provide a reproducible and transparent foundation for performing basic biomedical laboratory experiments. In this article, we investigate whether these labs could be applicable...

["Biochemistry","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3997
4 citations
667 downloads
2,890 views

Hybrid Open Access is an intermediate form of OA, where authors pay scholarly publishers to make articles freely accessible within journals, in which reading the content otherwise requires a subscription or pay-per-view. Major scholarly publishers have in recent...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3878
1 citation
741 downloads
17,824 views

The American Psychiatric Association has identified Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a potential psychiatric condition and called for research to investigate its etiology, stability, and impacts on health and behavior. The present study recruited 5,777 American...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3838
204 downloads
1,468 views

Background The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) was interested in understanding the potential effects of requiring that grantees publish their peer-reviewed research in open access journals. Methods We collected data on more than 2,000 publications in over...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3853
106 downloads
1,093 views

Background Although evolution is the driving force behind many of today’s major public health and agriculture issues, both journalists and scientific researchers often do not use the term “evolve” in discussions of these topics. Methods In a total of 1,066 articles...

["Evolutionary Studies","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3639
11 citations
1,897 downloads
12,758 views

The widespread use of ‘statistical significance’ as a license for making a claim of a scientific finding leads to considerable distortion of the scientific process (according to the American Statistical Association). We review why degrading p-values into ‘significant’...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3544
1 citation
168 downloads
1,352 views

Background The scholarly publication landscape is changing rapidly. We investigated whether the introduction of an institutional publications officer might help facilitate better knowledge of publication topics and related resources, and effectively support researchers...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3294
107 downloads
603 views

Objectives The use of escorts (chauffeurs and chaperones) while on duty in after-hours-house-call (AHHC) is one key protective option available to doctors in the service, and has been linked to low burnout and increased satisfaction in AHHC. This study aims to...

["Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3218

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