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(1/26!) Here at @UoMLibrary we’re serious about supporting #OpenAccess to research. Since we launched our Open Access Gateway back in 2016, we’ve processed 7,500 papers and ensured that they are, or will be, openly available to everyone.
(2/26) Making work #OpenAccess is really important. It means that more people can potentially read, use and cite research. However, publishing open access or sharing a copy of your paper in a repository is just the start in terms of removing barriers to access.
(3/26) A change we made to the Open Access Gateway back in December enabled depositors to flag papers that they thought might have the potential to generate media attention.
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Beeinflusst Social Media-Nutzung die Lebenszufriedenheit? Stimmt die These, u.a. vertreten von Spitzer, dass Jugendliche durch Social Media unglücklicher werden?

Hier die Ergebnisse der umfangreichsten längsschnittlichen Studie zum Thema - soeben erschienen im Journal PNAS! 1/11
Zusammen mit @OrbenAmy & @ShuhBillSkee analysierten wir Daten von Understanding Society, der weltweit umfangreichsten Längsschnittstudie. 8 Wellen wurden bisher erhoben, mit jeweils 1 Jahr Abstand. Insgesamt gingen Antworten von 5.492 britischen Jugendlichen ein. @usociety 2/11
Ausgewertet wurden die Daten mittels Random Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Models – nach RCTs die wohl beste Methode zur Bestimmung kausaler Effekte. Anhand von Specification Curve Analyses wurden insgesamt 2.268 Modelle berechnet - was die Robustheit der Ergebnisse erhöht. 3/11
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So it's out now in @PolStudies! Bram Geurkink, Andrej Zaslove, Roderick Sluiter and me wrote on the difference and similarities between populist attitudes, external political efficacy & trust and apply this to voting for populist parties & non-voting. (1/3)
In essence we examine the question: are populist attitudes old wine in new bottles? (a phrase borrowed from the great work of @mrooduijn).

The research shows that populist attitudes are not the same as political trust or external political efficacy. And this matters. (2/3)
Indeed, we also examine what affects voting for populist parties.

It's not political distrust nor low external political efficacy, but populist attitudes that unites voters from left- & right-wing populist parties.

Trust relates to non-voting, populist attitudes do not (3/3)
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THREAD: This might possibly count as weirdest #OpenAccess publishing news ever, at least in the landscape of OA books in HSS. Mark Edington, former director of @acpress & @Lever_Press initiative is now an Episcopal bishop living in Paris?… @insidehighered
2/ @M_Publishing + @charleswatkinso: Has anyone been appointed to run @Lever_Press since Edington’s departure? And what is the progress toward releasing books? The website appears to be somewhat defunct? 60 titles were promised by 2021.… #BestPractices
3/ We ask because the @insidehighered article published today about the new OA history monograph initiative funded by @MellonFdn and steered by @uncpressblog mentions @Lever_Press as pushing the boundaries of what monographs can be in the present tense:…
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@Romano_PoliSci @williamadler78 @cmMcConnaughy I’m running to class now but am butting in so I remember to come back later with resources. #OER is an answer to all of this (including the challenge of finding level-appropriate, high quality materials).
@Romano_PoliSci @williamadler78 @cmMcConnaughy okay, i'm back! and i'm tagging in @michaelgmiller because he was interested too. if you don't love the textbook you teach with currently, or you worry about the cost to students, you are not alone, and there is a solution- #OER!!!!
@Romano_PoliSci @williamadler78 @cmMcConnaughy @michaelgmiller on need, check out the #RealCollege stuff coming from the Hope @hope4college & @saragoldrickrab - here's their latest report…
"45% of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30 days
56% of respondents were housing insecure in the previous year"
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Why is "Routine Echocardiography in Hemodynamically Stable Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism" a #TWDFNR?

This question was addressed in this month's @JHospMedicine by @PaulBerglMD et al.

Here's a thread to complement their awesome review.…
Let's start with a case and question. The case is taken from the review by @PaulBerglMD et al. Review it and answer the question in tweet 3.
Would you order suggest that this patient with stable pulmonary embolism (PE) undergo echocardiography (echo)?
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Stoked to announce @ZooKeys_Journal published our @BatumiRaptors data paper! It explains how our #citizenscience project monitors the autumn #migration of >1.000.000 #raptors in the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, and how to use our #openaccess data @GBIF/@NLBIF! - 1/n

Many #raptors migrate primarily by thermal #soaring. To do so they travel by day and avoid high mtns and open sea. This leads to spectacular raptor aggregations in overland #flyways. One of the world´s largest raptor flyways occurs along the eastern Black Sea coast in SW Georgia.
The Eastern Black Sea Flyway has its narrowest point just north of #Batumi, where the coast and Lesser Caucasus form a clear "bottleneck". The mtns are not extremely high but present a significant barrier for #raptors on #migration due to low and dense cloud cover. @BatumiRaptors
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We’re excited to share our trial now online @CritCareMed.
The manuscript is #OpenAccess
We'd love for you to read the paper, but for those short on time (or attention), here's the #tweetorial 1/
Americans are increasingly admitted to an ICU during their last month of life. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this, many people would prefer to spend their last weeks at home. In response, Critical Care Choosing Wisely issued the following recommendation:
How to implement this guideline is unclear. Some intensivists are uncomfortable talking about stopping treatment, or allowing a natural death. Others think they shouldn't disclose this option certain they’re certain the patient is about to die. 3/
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Throughout the day, I'm going to be tweeting articles/resources to educate about anti-Muslim racism and Islamophobia because of what Muslims experience everyday and because we have your attention because of the the #NewZealandTerroristAttack #ChristchurchMosqueAttacks 1/N
Here's a piece that Thea Abu el-Haj and I recently wrote for @TheAssemblyJrnl (an #Openaccess journal):… #Islamophobia #AntiMuslimRacism #NewZealandMosqueAttack 2/N
A number of excellent resources can be found in the #Islamophobia is #racism syllabus: 3/N
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Today my article ‘Al de swarten die hier ter stede comen’ - about an Afro-Atlantic community in seventeenth century Amsterdam - was published #openaccess in @_tseg. The article is in Dutch, so I’ll do a short introduction in #thread here.… #twitterhistorian
From the moment the Dutch became active in the Atlantic world, people of African descent came to Amsterdam. Their presence is evident from baptismal and marriage registers and from seventeenth-century notarial deeds.
The earliest marriage of an African in Amsterdam that I have encountered was already at the end of the sixteenth century. On January 2, 1593 the 29-year-old Bastiaan Pietersz of ‘Maniconge in Afryken’ and Trijntje Pieters from Amsterdam registered their marriage.
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*whispers* There are other (better, more sustainable) ways to facilitate creation/adaption of #OER than to just offer grants.
*whispers* There are also alternative forms of impact that can be measured rather than dollars saved.
I get that things are different up here in the north (for the most part, full-time faculty are unionized and well compensated), but some days I swear it feels like I'm the only one works at an institution where faculty just give a giant shrug to #OER grants?
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Fragment of a clay tablet from the Library of Ashurbanipal with a single Aramaic letter

Aramaic likely took over as the main spoken language from ~1000 BCE onward, but Akkadian continued to be used in scholarly, admininstrative, and other written contexts
Cuneiform tablets from the first millennium BCE sometimes include text in the Aramaic language, either inscribed in Aramaic characters or rendered in cuneiform script.

A receipt for silver from the time of Darius I has Babylonian and Aramaic writing…
A fragment of a contract from the Neo-Assyrian period, perhaps from the time of King Ashurbanipal, is written in cuneiform with Aramaic text on one edge (right side of photo).

Such notes sometimes summarised the contents, almost like the spine of a book…
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Hi! I’ll be curating the @WeAreRLadies account this coming week, so I thought tonight I’d round up a few things the previous #RLadies curators shared that I really liked! :)
@WeAreRLadies W1: @dataandme

I found @StephdeSilva's "Data Analysis: Questions to Ask the First Time" (and the two related posts that followed) a really helpful starting point! I’d love to hear any advice other people have on exploratory analyses and report writing :)

@WeAreRLadies @dataandme @StephdeSilva W2: @LucyStats

I first learned from @RebeccaB2820’s post how we can use #rstats to extract data from PDFs when the text isn’t automatically recognised!

When the text *is* recognised, my go-to tool is @MilesMcBain’s {datapasta}…

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Eigenlijk was ik van plan om van de week een blogpost te schrijven over 'de valkuilen van het berekenen van Ocean mass uit GRACE' naar aanleiding van dit recente paper van collega Bernd Uebbing:…
Het paper is best technisch dus heeft wat extr duiding nodig
Mocht je geen toegang hebben, hier vind je de laatste draft versie van het manuscript:…. De blogpost houden jullie nog tegoed
Trouwens: ik upload sowieso 'draft' versies van m'n publicaties op m'n website. Het is de dezelfde inhoud, maar niet de uiteindelijke officiele uitgeversversie. Een soort #openaccess met beta versies zeg maar.
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The audience had some great questions about medicine and women’s health in ancient Mesopotamia after yesterday’s chat with @digi_hammurabi

A short thread to revisit some of them and provide some (hopefully) useful links!
To read samples of primary source material for the study of medicine in ancient Assyria and Babylonia in translation, this google books preview of JoAnn Scurlock’s “Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine” allows for some #openaccess browsing…
While the two main categories of medical texts are diagnostic and therapeutic, there is a third category called “medical commentaries”, which are (usually later) commentaries on those diagnostic and therapeutic texts.

You can browse some of those here:
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Hey, did you know you can access aggregate voter data from Florida's elections?…
The data are not user friendly. You download a zip file, which contains .txt files for each county. You can copy and past into a spreadsheet or upload into a statistical software package. #OpenAccess #Elections…
Weird thing though: the aggregate voter information is there for most of the counties, but NOT PALM BEACH @pbpost . The # registered in each precinct is missing. So are the # of votes for each candidate. Just zeros. At least as of today.
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A recipe for gingerbread adapted so you can bake a copy of a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet with a mathematical diagram that reflects an approximation of the square root of 2…
An Old Babylonian (c2000-1600 BCE) mathematical school tablet shows a diagram with numerical labels in the sexagesimal value notation, which uses a base of 60. The student was trying to find the diagonal of a square.

Further reading #openaccess…
You can also read about this tablet and the context for mathematical education in ancient Babylonia here
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1/ Here it is, the culmination of many hours of research - our published paper describing a genetic analysis of depression using data from over 2 million people.…
2/ We firstly analysed DNA data from 800,000 people from @uk_biobank, @23andMeResearch and @PGCgenetics and identified 102 independent variants associated with #depression.
3/ In an independent replication dataset of 1.3 million people, all of the 102 depression variants had an effect in the same direction, 87 were significant after applying Bonferroni correction and 56 passed the threshold for genome-wide significance.
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My first paper published in an overlay journal.

This is a thread about the importance of overlay journals.

Let me give the punchline:

This article publication in @OJ_Astro about 10€.

In normal journals publication costs 3800-5000€.

This is a difference of 7.6 G€/year.
This sum equals the salaries of 150 000 postdocs per year.

It equals the annual cost of of building about 15 Large Hadron Colliders -the largest experiment in the history of humanity- or its successor. (For details of the cost, see… )
This sum is given by scientific libraries annually to publishers in exchange for services that can be done at less than 1% of the cost.

Let me explain how this works, why scientific institutions do this, why these sums go to waste - and why #OpenAccess alone is not the answer.
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“That we shall ever obtain the same insight into the Babylonian language that we now have of Achaemenian Persian, I doubt extremely.”

Excerpt of a letter to a fellow philologist from Henry Rawlinson, a key figure in the early decipherment of cuneiform. A thread.
The standard, but not quite correct, story of the decipherment of cuneiform places at its centre a relief carved into a cliff face at Behistun, Iran.

The cliff face is carved with a trilingual inscription in Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite cuneiform
Trilingual inscriptions in the “Persepolitan” script, as the wedge-shaped signs were then called, were already known from Persepolis, from a relief at Mount Elwand near Hamadan, and from Naqsh-e Rustam.

Photo credit: Bernard Gagnon
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There is an amazing evolutionary biology paper out this week in Science:

DNA fragility in the parallel evolution of pelvic reduction in stickleback fish…

Let’s look at what they did.
First, what’s the big picture? Well, numerous species exhibit rapid & repeated bouts of adaptive evolution to new environments. Also, geographically isolated populations of the same species have shown the same phenotypic adaptations (parallel evolution)!
This is the case with stickleback fish, which has lost pelvic fins multiple times as marine populations adapt and colonize freshwater environments. Pelvic fins in marine sticklebacks are thought to deter predators. But in freshwater environments, fin building is too costly
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Yo diría que se va a cumplir tarde o temprano pero habrá que separar las que cargan o no los costos de procesamiento de artículos (APF) y como se van a regular porque hay abusos .
Los proyectos editoriales de EULAR en acceso abierto @ARD_BMJ carga 1700 libras esterlinas por APF…
Y el del @ACRheum open estará libre de cargo por unos meses a partir de los cuales los costos de procesamiento (APC) serán de 2500 dólares ( 1900 libras aprox )…
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A little thread telling you one of my motivations for this #CitizenScience collaboration between @AutisticaUK and @turinginst.

It’s about how non-autistic folk can adjust our behaviour to make places easier for #autistic people to live and work.

Job ad:…
In 2016 I was selected to attend #OpenCon @open_con - a conference to support #EarlyCareer researchers in #OpenData #OpenAccess and #OpenEducationalResources.

We were asked to watch a couple of videos before arriving in #DC to make sure we were all on the same page.
The video/webinar that stuck with me the most was the one on #Diversity, #Equity and #Inclusion in the #Open community.

And in particular the section by @pennyb which starts around 15:30

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𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲
This thread is entirely 2018 analysis and as unbiased as I can make it. Collated as I find a lack of signposts to the raw analysis in the media and political discourse, which are high on spin low on facts. Hopefully this will be helpful.
Tetlow G., Alex Stojanovic A. (2018). Understanding the economic impact of Brexit. 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡. This report attempts to make clear the assumptions that different studies have made, what evidence they have to support them.…
Gudgin G., Coutts K., Gibson N., Buchanan J. (2018) The macro-economic impact of Brexit: using the CBR macro-economic model of the UK economy (UKMOD)𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐸𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐𝑠 2:7-49
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