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The academic news in brief

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-12-04

Are there too many academic journals in the world, and too many articles being published? Far be it from us to complain that there’s too much science – it genuinely doesn’t feel like that when listening to certain politicians – but we have heard specialists complain over the years that they can’t keep up. By some estimates there are two million articles published in peer-reviewed journals a year: in the field of oncology, one team found 90 000 papers published between 2012 and 2017, with Chinese scientists alone publishing around 6 000 a year. So hurrah, then, for TLDRs, developed by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It does what it says it does, and quickly summarises papers so specialists can skim read.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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