Peer-reviewed Articles - General

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Background When clients’ experiences with maternity care are measured for quality improvement, surveys are administered once, usually six weeks or more after childbirth. Most surveys conveniently cover pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care all in one. However,...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5851
67 downloads
526 views

Background Captive cetacean attractions are growing in number globally, their operators citing entertainment, education, and conservation as benefits. Those for and against developing such attractions claim public support. Previous public opinion research, however,...

["Conservation Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5953
305 downloads
1,031 views

Background Maintaining and restoring connectivity between source populations is essential for the long term viability of wide-ranging species, many of which occur in landscapes that are under pressure to meet increasing infrastructure needs. Identifying barriers...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5587
50 downloads
243 views

Background The institutional affiliations and associated collaborative networks that scientists foster during their research careers are salient in the production of high-quality science. The phenomenon of multiple institutional affiliations and its relationship...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5664
165 downloads
461 views

Understanding the habitat use and spatial distribution of wildlife can help conservationists determine high-priority areas and enhance conservation efforts. We studied the wintering habitat use, preference, and utilization distribution of two crane species, that...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5105
1 citation
185 downloads
1,359 views

The demand for reproducible research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. Therefore, we reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility...

["Science Policy","Computational Science","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5072
1 citation
1,120 downloads
12,512 views

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
2 citations
463 downloads
3,049 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
20 citations
4,479 downloads
18,018 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
5 citations
323 downloads
2,232 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
1 citation
325 downloads
2,180 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
3 citations
709 downloads
5,960 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
251 downloads
2,515 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
120 downloads
864 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
5 citations
819 downloads
3,776 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

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