Evaluating the potential quality of parliamentary candidates via realistic strategy game environments

Politicians routinely gravitate towards positions of significant influence and responsibility, despite limited or absent experience in managing highly complex systems such as sociteies.. In these positions, they influence (or make) decisions and... continue reading

The Journal of Codegolfing

Code Golfing refers to solving a problem by making use of the least number of characters i.e. by writing the shortest code as possible. Although studied extensively, the methods to solve the problem are still evolving. We generally think, “Smaller... continue reading

COVID-19: Merging Twitter with the Journal of Brief Ideas to improve knowledge production in emergencies

There are a lot of great ideas poured in Twitter on several topics and COVID19. Its time to published them also in the Journal of Brief Ideas http://beta.briefideas.org/ . The advantages are that is fully machine quotable, instant publication,... continue reading

The Atlas of human Interests

Are the Japanese more interested in nanotechnology than the German? How many people want to become musicians? Are salespeople conscientious? In the Behavioral Sciences, studies on the diversity of human interests are scarce. Comprehending better... continue reading

Components of Expertise

Herling (2000:13) in his "Operational definitions of expertise and competence" outlined three basic components of expertise: knowledge; problem-solving; and experience.

Here, I propose a more sophisticated differentiation that involves four... continue reading

It’s time for a customer satisfaction service for scientific journals

Scholarly journals make Herculean efforts to process a mounting number of article submissions in a timely manner whilst ensuring the publication of the most relevant research. Although we researchers praise journals that privilege scientific... continue reading

A sustainable URL shortener for science

Emerging infrastructures for scientific research such as Zenodo and ORCiD offer persistent identification of data, software, publications, people, and institutions. Publications, however, often contain... continue reading

Searching for "Tabby's Star" Analogs in Stripe 82

"Tabby's Star" is an anomalous F star with repeated short-term variability, and a steady 3% dimming over 4-years. The star spent... continue reading

Linking authorship and reviewing activity in science publishing

Everybody wants to publish, but peers for review are increasingly hard to find. Online systems that help journal editors handle submissions indicate how many invitations for review a person accepted or declined. Linking this information... continue reading

A first law of humanities computing

In the course of the last decade, I formulated what I consider to be something of a law concerning the use of computing in Humanities research:

The novel and... continue reading


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