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

Papers are checked before they are published!

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... is tracking free

Over the last years, there has been an ever increasing interest in Internet Privacy to counteract the worryingly demand  by Internet companies to track users and their behavior, often for advertising purposes. I joined the movement and, while I do not consider myself as a privacy advocate, I do provide my fair share of recommendations to family and friends. Something that was bugging me for some...

Two open PhD positions on novel software testing methodologies

we are hiring

We have openings for two PhD positions at our group (P5 and P8 in the link) for the newly established Graduate School “Intelligent Methods for Semiconductor Test and Reliability” (GS-IMTR).
The positions are for 3 years with possible extension, full-time (100%) of a TVL-E13 salary.
More infos and application available at:

mbpfan moved to linux-on-mac organization

I have just moved mbpfan to the linux-on-mac Github organization. That means that I am formally not the owner of mbpfan anymore. That is fine, though! As explained in issue #194: I started this project back in 2012 as a way to fix some annoyances I was having with GNU/Linux on a MacBook Pro and as a way to refresh my knowledge of C. It turned out I was not the only one annoyed with the situation...

[Explained] Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development

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...

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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.