Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- A new RSC report finds publishing pipeline hinders women. “An analysis of the gender profile of the authors of 700,000 submissions to the RSC’s 40-plus peer reviewed journals, reveals that women are less likely to be corresponding authors; are less likely than men to seek to publish in journals with a higher impact factor, and are more likely to have an article rejected without review. “
- Liz Allen, highlights how a growing number of developments are currently taking place across different countries and research systems that fundamentally question how research is done and the culture that supports it.
- More evidence that the next wave of research assessment by funders will include how the work is done, rather than just impact assessment. Ian Mulvany on Responsible metrics — the state of the art — Elizabeth Gadd at Force2019
- A new study in MIT Sloan Management Review sheds light on what separates innovation leaders from laggards and the key shifts executives must make to move into the leader category. ” According to our research, 83% of innovation leaders agree that it’s important to decouple data from legacy infrastructure, compared with only 37% of innovation laggards. Leaders’ adoption of critical technologies that enable decoupling outpaces that of laggards by a massive margin: 97% versus 30%. By decoupling data from infrastructure, and using flexible architectures such as microservices, these top companies are able to respond quickly to demand and can scale with ease.”
- Innov8rs Connect are running a free virtual summit with 100+ sessions covering the best and latest in corporate innovation. 9-13 December 2019. More info via https://innov8rs.co/connect-reg/
- Chris O’Brien on how AI generate fake content could unleash a virtual arms race. This article is part of a VentureBeat special issue about Power in AI.