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Effectiveness of Open Science Policies at ESEC/FSE 2019

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Introduction For those who don’t know me, I have been advocating for open science (open access, open data, and open source) practices in software engineering research for many years now. Sometimes I could push my role into a more practical, hands-on one, and I could help developing better tools or platforms towards openness. Other times, my passion has been recognized to put me into more...

[Explained] Boon, bias or bane? The potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decision-making

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Tennant, J. P., Penders, B., Ross-Hellauer, T., Marušić, A., Squazzoni, F., Mackay, A. W., . . . , Graziotin, D., Nicholas, D. (2019). Boon, bias or bane? The potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decision-making. European Science Editing, 45(1), 2-4. doi:10.20316/ese.2019.45.18013 Open access. Click the link and read the paper. Research studies usually end up with a...

[Explained] Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development

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Together with a large group (32) of researchers belonging to all disciplines, we formed a committee to draft a proposal for strategies to develop open scholarship (like open science but broader to include all disciplines) at individual, group, and national level, and short, mid, and long-term. The document was developed as a response to some criticisms to the open science movement that, as a...

How to disclose data for double-blind review and make it archived open data upon acceptance

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Openness in science is key to fostering progress via transparency, reproducibility and replicability. While open access and open data are two fundamental pillars in open science, it is open data that builds the core for excellence in evidence-based research. This is why I have striven for years to bring open science practices, including open access and open data, to software engineering research...

[Explained] How do you feel, developer? An explanatory theory of the impact of affects on programming performance

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Graziotin, D., Wang, X., & Abrahamsson, P. (2015). How do you feel, developer? An explanatory theory of the impact of affects on programming performance. PeerJ Computer Science, 1, e18. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.18 Open access. Click the link and read the study. We have established that pre-existing affect (or, one might dare to say, happiness) of software developers is positively correlated with...

[Explained] In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children

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I. Kuzmickaja, X. Wang, D. Graziotin, G. Dodero, and P. Abrahamsson, “In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children“, SAGE Open, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-15, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015601719. Open access. Click the link and read the study. Previous studies about technological innovation have suggested that creativity is a key component of innovation...

[Explained] Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering

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D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering“, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 467-487, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/smr.1673 Download a free PDF. D. Graziotin, X. Wang, and P. Abrahamsson, “Are Happy Developers more Productive?”, Proc. 14th...

[Explained] Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering

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D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering“,PeerJ, vol. 2, pp. e289, 2014. DOI:10.7717/peerj.289 Open access. Click the link and read the study. In this study we tested a series of hypotheses coming from various psychology fields. These hypotheses were about a difference of...

Research [Explained] science communication series

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Practitioners of software engineering (that is, developers!) and the general public often accuse researchers of producing research that has little or no meaning for them. While there might be some research that has little or no use in “real life”, I am of the opinion that the issue is double-sided, but not much related to how much meaningful are research activities. The general public...

JORS Associate Editor positions

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The Journal of Open Research Software is seeking candidates to serve as additional Associate Editors, due to the increase in the volume of submissions to the journal. We are seeking Associate Editors from all fields of research, however we are particularly seeking candidates with the following expertise or experience: Geospatial software Classification software Medical image processing Life...

Call for Papers–9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2016)

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Consider submitting to CHASE 2016, the ICSE 2016 workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering. Website: IMPORTANT DATES  Workshop paper submissions due: Jan 29th 2016 Notification of workshop paper authors: Feb 19th 2016 Camera-ready deadline: Feb 26th 2016 Workshop: May 16th 2016 WORKSHOP OVERVIEW Software is created for and with a wide range of stakeholders, from customers...

First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering

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Today at the 7th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE 2015), an ESEC/FSE 2015 workshop, I had the pleasure to present and share our initial proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering. In short, psychoempirical software engineering is what I called doing empirical software engineering with psychology theory and measurement instruments. The proposal is...

Review: PeerJ Computer Science

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Given the general appreciation forx my small series of author-based reviews of academic journals, I will now report my experience with PeerJ Computer Science. PeerJ Computer Science is the second journal launched by the academic publisher of the PeerJ journal, which is called PeerJ, Inc. It was launched recently. The first articles appeared on the 26th of June. PeerJ Computer Science shares...

Opening up your science – including computer science

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In two days, I will give a 1-hour talk about open science at the University of Oulu, Finland. For this very special occasion, I built a monster presentation about open science principles in computer science. However, it is general enough for all disciplines. Feel free to reuse it. Citation: Graziotin, Daniel (2015): Opening up your science – including computer science. figshare. DOI:10...

Open Access and self-archiving: should I care? – keynote at faculty Winter seminar 2015, Unibz

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I delivered a keynote at our annual Faculty of Computer Science Winter Seminar, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The talk was titled “Open Access and self-archiving: should I care?”. I tried Microsoft Sway for creating the presentation. Sway has great potential to become the next better done Powerpoint. It is still immature (indeed, it is a Preview software). Nevertheless, I...

Joining The Winnower

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I am proud to join The Winnower, a revolutionary open science project, as Web software engineer and advisor. The Winnower is an innovative open science publishing platform-i.e., an academic journal-that employs open post-publication peer review. The platform aims to revolutionize how science is communicated by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication. While its founder Josh...

Review: Scientometrics

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As there are some proposals to write consumer reports of academic journals, I started to write reviews of journals I publish in. Together with Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson, I recently published an article in Scientometrics. Scientometrics describes itself as an “International Journal for all Quantitative Aspects of the Science of Science, Communication in Science and Science...

Review: PeerJ

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Similarly to what I did for the Journal of Open Research Software, I keep following some proposals to write consumer reports of academic journals. It is the turn of PeerJ. PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed journal in the areas of Biological, Medical and Health sciences. While it appears to be out of scope for a researcher in software engineering as I am, it accepts submissions from other...

About Author

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.