Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
- David Grotty on the accelerating pace of change within academic publishing in Scholarly Kitchen.
- We’re looking forward to seeing Scite’s new service to Shepardise science.
- A new system called LION LBD developed by computer scientists and cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge, has been designed to assist scientists in the search for cancer-related discoveries. It is the first literature-based discovery system aimed at supporting cancer research
- Why New York Magazine is selling its own technology to other media companies (H/T: Jim Longo). New York Media is part of a growing list of media companies that license their own software.
- A nice round up of Plan S plans from different countries and funders: Will the world embrace Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers?
- The Futuremakers podcast investigates how big data is transforming healthcare with Dr Sandra Wachter discussing her recent work on the need for a legal framework around AI, and also by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt on where the field of artificial intelligence research has come from, and where it’s going.
- BBC News Labs – 2018 Year in Review looks at what they have accomplished in 2018, as well as a couple of translation projects lined up for the New Year.
- In The Truth About Behavioral Change Damon Centola argues that Twitter didn’t spread virally across the internet; it spread locally, like a grassroots social movement. If you want to promote adoption then don’t try to spread the word virally, use the concept of contagion to reinforce and spread behavioral change.
- The Innovating Pedagogy Report 2019 identifies strong moves towards more creative, informal teaching methods – such as teaching through wonder, playful learning and even building empathy by bringing a baby in to the classroom – allowing learners to be more experimental and inventive in how they explore topics. Intro article: Play, wonder and empathy – the next big educational trends identified
- Lindsay Angelo argues that 2019 will see more blurring between sectors. Think mediation meets museum.
- McKinsey article about How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation: