Category archives: Sociology

Gold Open Access Journals: From scientists’ “publish or perish” to publishers’ “publish to get rich”

Gold Open Access Journals: From scientists’ “publish or perish” to publishers’ “publish to get rich”

Philosophy of scienceSociology

By Invited Researcher

I’m a man slowly sliding into the old age. Being a scientist (a simple science worker), this means that for decades I’ve become familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of struggling to adapt to a constant, quick change of everything. In the very beginning of my career, still an undergrad, I joined a lab where my […]

Draw a Scientist!

Draw a Scientist!

EducationSociology

By José Ramón Alonso

Researchers do not know what influences have the stereotypical images of scientists, if any, on children’s perception of science. The most common technique for assessing children’s perceptions of scientists is the Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST). David Wade Chambers firstly proposed it in 1983, and its main aim was to identify at what age the stereotypic image […]