[News Watch] The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

What are the biggest problems facing science ?

Julia Belluz, Brad Plumer, and Brian Resnick have published in Vox  the 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists”. These 7 biggest problems are :

  1. Academia has a huge money problem
  2. Too many studies are poorly designed
  3. Replicating results is crucial — and rare
  4. Peer review is broken
  5. Too much science is locked behind paywalls
  6. Science is poorly communicated
  7. Life as a young academic is incredibly stressful

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  1. Dear All,

    since I joined my University, as an Assistant Professor, I am facing a novel type of barrier: a hierarchy who holds my money from the CNRS and controls it as they wish … as the recent example in date: preventing me to highlight my work which was selected to feature the Front Cover of a Journal (Wiley) … “For the visibility, let’s wait … we have time since young researchers … wait your trurn”. The pyramidal system here is horrible and not productive, hiring PhD with posdoctoral experiences preventing meanwhile from their free-thinking.

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