Tag: Top 10 Trends Driving Science

March 13, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at the Role of Scientific Publishers

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. What exactly is a scientific publisher in 2017? Are we information aggregators? Content-related product providers? Content quality checkers? Twenty years ago, the definition was much simpler: Scientific publishers […]

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March 6, 2017

The Fight for Research Funding Gets More Complex

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. As long as there have been scientists, there have been scientists in need of research funding. The online archives of ACS journals contain references to the need for […]

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February 20, 2017

Imagining the Future of Open Access

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Allowing scientific research to be freely available is increasingly important for many researchers and funding organizations. The thought is that if research is freely available, it can be built […]

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February 13, 2017

What Does Globalization Mean for the Future of Research?

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. There was a day when science was dominated by researchers from Europe and North America. That day is not today. Just as science has become more open and collaborative, […]

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February 6, 2017

Why Science Communication is an Essential Skill in 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. The landscape in which science communication takes place is changing. Information spreads faster. It’s easier for a finding to become distorted. If a finding proves controversial, opposition can spring […]

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January 30, 2017

Defending Science in a Skeptical Society

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Scientists have always challenged the public with new ideas, but sometimes it takes a while for a scientific finding to find broad public support. Research shows even trained scientists […]

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January 23, 2017

Why the Future of Research is Collaborative

By Jesse Stanchak

This is an excerpt from “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a free report from ACS Publications. Download the full report to learn more about how landscape of science is changing. Once upon a time, collaborating on a paper meant meeting a colleague face-to-face and comparing research notes. This often meant traveling some distance, usually to […]

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What's the Most Important Problem in Chemistry?

January 18, 2017

What’s the Most Important Unsolved Problem in Chemistry?

By Jesse Stanchak

What’s the most important unsolved problem in chemistry? It’s a deceptively simple question. You could ask 100 different chemists and get 100 different answers. Chemistry is the central science, with ties to every other scientific discipline. It’s only natural that someone studying physical chemistry would have a very different answer than a biochemistry researcher. But […]

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