By Yo Yehudi, Mateusz Kuzak, and Emmy Tsang. Research software engineers are evaluated like other researchers, largely based on the numbers of publications and citations. However, metrics based on the number of publications encourage re-creating ‘new’ things or re-implementations instead of reuse, and there are huge variations in existing practices to cite software, meaning software isn't always cited or citations aren’t always captured.
By Bérénice Batut, Malvika Sharan, Emmy Tsang, and Yo Yehudi
September 4 and 5 marked the second instance of the eLife Innovation Sprint, a collaborative event where 60 researchers, developers, designers, technologists, publishers and others gather to develop open-source prototypes for open science and research communication.
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By Emmy Tsang, eLife. Here’s a brutally honest account of what didn’t happen at the Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop – and my first un-conference ever – last week.