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Free Webinar: Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access

Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact. However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early … Continue reading

Free articles for the 2015 Rugby World Cup: an insight into the scholarly debate that surrounds the sport 

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is now in full swing, with our screens already being dominated by matches being played across England, Wales and Scotland. Held every four years, New Zealand are firm favourites to retain the William Web Ellis … Continue reading

What types of video games improve brain function?

Article title: Impacts of Video Games on Cognition (and How the Government Can Guide the Industry From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences From “brain games" designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, … Continue reading

Data Sharing in Historical Perspective

By, Joan E. Sieber, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE) Who me? Share my data with strangers? Aren’t they my competitors? Would they use my data to criticize me? Would they take the credit (through publication) for my hard work? Would they … Continue reading

An interview with Publons on the value of peer review

Today is the last day of Peer Review Week, a week where a whole host of Peer Review content has been shared across the academic and scholarly community. To round things up we have we have interviewed Andrew Preston co-founder … Continue reading

New Social Science Bites: William Davies on the Happiness Industry

Originally published on Social Science Space  September 2015 Happiness, says sociologist Will Davies, is “all the rage” right now. Not actually being happy, by the way, but offering to provide happiness, or to measure it, or to study it, to legislate … Continue reading

Researchers make five recommendations for standardized test designers

Article title: The value of standardized Testing: A perspective from cognitive Psychology From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Can standardized tests, such as those created in response to the Common Core, enhance education instead of just assessing … Continue reading

A guide to help early career researchers understand peer review

Originally posted on Social Science Space April 2014 In addition to the selection of resources we shared with you yesterday in aid of peer review week, today we are also sharing Sense About Science’s Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts, … Continue reading

Special Issue: Code-switching in Literature: Expanding the Paradigm

Guest editors: Penelope Gardner-Chloros and Daniel Weston From Language and Literature The past 50 years have seen an exponential growth both in the study of bilingualism, and in one of its most salient conversational manifestations: code-switching (CS). Just as spoken … Continue reading

Special issue on: Autism in Adulthood

From Autism In the seven decades since Kanner first published his original reports on individuals with autism, there have been many thousands of publications on the topic. However, one area remains woefully under researched—life for adults with autism. It was … Continue reading

Why we give back with backpacks, together

This summer, employees from our LA office stepped away from their desks and came together to fill 1000 backpacks with brand new school supplies at the annual Give Back with Backpacks event. The backpacks – full of paper, pens, rulers … Continue reading

A selection of resources in aid of peer review week  

We are mid-way through Peer Review Week and following on from our interview with Sense About Science’s Assistant Director Emily Jesper, we are sharing with you all of our peer review content and top tips. Happy reading everyone! Top tips … Continue reading

Access top-read articles on bullying—free for a limited time

By, Lori Hart, Marketing Manager, SAGE Bullying is a serious social issue that can lead to academic and mental health challenges that last a lifetime. Because it often starts or is perpetuated in school settings, it is vital for educators … Continue reading

Developing heart-healthy environments: A selection of free articles for World Heart Day

Today it is World Heart Day, a global event that takes place every year to raise awareness about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) – a disease that kills more people than any other around the world. As a way to help support … Continue reading

When sex matters in biomedical research

From Laboratory Animals There are several reasons why gender matters in biomedical research. This editorial outlines why it is important to use both sexes in research and in scientific publishing. Reporting gender often seems quite inconsistent. The National Institutes of … Continue reading