Quantifying Plastics in Canada’s Aquatic Landscapes: Rigour and Repetition

Posted on May 16, 2017

By: Natalie Sopinka In Canada, plastic pollution of our waterbodies is an emerging concern in a crowd of aquatic stressors. Similar to chemical...

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Filed Under: FACETS Science News Natalie Sopinka

Open up! On the Benefits of Open Access Publishing

Posted on February 7, 2017

By Jeff Clements, Ph.D. During my undergraduate degree, I remember all too well the many times when I would search for a journal article that I needed...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access

Open Access: Reaching Your Audience

Posted on October 26, 2016

By Michael Donaldson In honour of Open Access Week, we explore how open access removes barriers to scholarly research which in turn can increase the...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Science Communication Michael Donaldson

Celebrating Open Access Week 2016

Posted on October 25, 2016

We love celebrating open access week here at CSP. It provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the work we’ve done to support open access...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Arctic Science

Sharing our Solutions to Data Sharing Challenges

Posted on September 15, 2016

by Stephanie Dyke, Ph.D. Genomic researchers often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sharing the datasets underpinning their...

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Filed Under: FACETS Science Communication

Effective science communication: sending the right message to the right audience

Posted on August 31, 2016

Communicating science information is not a one-directional process, it is indeed a complex conversation between multiple groups, where each group both...

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No Respect for the Spineless: A Dramatic Bias Against Invertebrate Species in Conservation Science

Posted on July 27, 2016

A new paper published in FACETS investigates the conservation science literature to identify trends and bias in the amount of research conducted on...

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Show the World How You Creatively Share Your Science… and Win!

Posted on July 14, 2016

Introducing the #CreativeFACETS Twitter Contest At CSP we’re always interested in learning about the creative ways researchers share their...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Science Communication Science and Art

FACETS’ New Integrative Sciences Section: Keeping Pace With Emerging Fields of Inquiry

Posted on May 19, 2016

By Michael Donaldson Throughout the history of scientific inquiry there has been a continual push towards identifying innovative scientific approaches...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Science Communication

Introducing FACETS, a new open access, multidisciplinary science journal

Posted on April 12, 2016

By Dr. Jules Blais, Founding Editor-in-Chief, FACETS It is my distinct pleasure to introduce FACETS, an open access, multidisciplinary and...

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Introducing FACETS: How Are We Different?

Posted on March 15, 2016

We’re gearing up to fully launch FACETS, a multidisciplinary open access science journal next month! As many of you know, submissions have been...

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Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access

Women in Science: Dr. Imogen Coe

Posted on February 17, 2016

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. This is the twelfth post in an ongoing series by Sarah Boon on Canadian women in science. Read through the archive to meet eleven...

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Filed Under: FACETS Women in Science Sarah Boon

Open Access, Open Data, Open Science

Posted on January 26, 2016

By Melissa Cheung The open access (OA) movement has gained a lot of momentum, especially with the implementation of OA policies from funding agencies...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Science Communication

Who Needs Open Access?

Posted on January 6, 2016

By Melissa Cheung Access to information is a human right and is a key element of democracy. Expensive journal paywalls and restrictive copyright laws...

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Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access Arctic Science

When Publishers Don’t Play Fair

Posted on December 03, 2015

By Melissa Cheung The author pays model of open access (OA) publishing has given rise to predatory publishers, who do not follow acceptable standards...

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FACETS is Now Accepting Submissions

Posted on October 21, 2015

The FACETS team is proud to announce that Canada’s first multidisciplinary open access science journal is now accepting submissions. Development...

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Happy Open Access Week!

Posted on October 19, 2015

We’ll be celebrating open access all week, starting with a joint event today at the University of Ottawa Library where we’ll hear from Dr....

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Laying the Foundation for the House of FACETS

Posted on July 02, 2015

By Mary Seligy Earlier this year, while delirious with a spring fever brought on by temperatures as warm as -10 °C, I bought a new spring dress and...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access Mary Seligy


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