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Jul 252016
 

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Dear Readers,

We are delighted to bring to you the 12th issue of JUnQ. This time round, the central theme deals with Statistics in Science and what it entails and how can it be misused. We held insightful interviews with few of the best experts in Statistics and we present their views about the current era where mis-interpretations of data abound. It is heartening to see that the publication of negative or null results still is important for many in science. We have an article on Pretreatment of Steel and Zinc surfaces that highlights such details. Also in the days ahead, open access will be the norm and we present an excellent commentary on it.

We hope you feel excited about our newest issue of JUnQ!

— Soham Roy on behalf of the editorial board

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Jan 122016
 

junq6.1_coverDear Readers,

we are pleased to announce the 11th issue of JUnQ. As topic of our newest issue, we chose to line up fundamental research and applied research. Among others, we have talked to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Association in order to get a greater insight into the two different forms of research and Dr. Andreas Mueller asks: Do we need fundamental research? In addition, we highlight last year’s international year of light 2015, where we learn about the history of light and how our fundamental life-giver has become very important for neurology.

We hope you enjoy the newest issue of JUnQ!

— Kristina Klinker on behalf of the editorial board

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Jul 162015
 

Dear Readers,

we are pleased to announce the 10th issue of JUnQ. In our newest issue you will find essays and interviews dealing with science communication. Among other things, you can read about the opportunities and risks of social media in science communication or hear from Prof. P. Wich how he communicates science in the digital age. Two biohackers talk about their efforts to make science for the masses and we talked to the founder of ResearchGate, Ijad Madisch.

A study from M. Gommel and co-workers reveals that scientific misconduct might be more common than previously though and argues that this might be fought by teaching good scientific practice to scientists in all positions.

We hope you enjoy the newest issue of JUnQ!

— David Huesmann on behalf of the editorial board

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Jan 122015
 

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JUnQ. With a fresh start into our fifth year, we address the topic of “Family & Career in Science”. To tackle this topic, we talked with Stefanie Schmidberger from the Family Service Center at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz about the childcare situation for parents working and studying in Mainz. Furthermore, we have an interview with Prof. Till Opatz (Mainz University), who balances his academic career, a long distance marriage and paternity.

In our commentary section “Views on Life, the Universe, and Everything”, Natascha Gaster, Jorge S. Burns and Michael Gaster talk about single author papers becoming scarce in scientific publications.

We hope you enjoy reading our latest issue!
&mdash: Robert Lindner on behalf of the Editorial Board

JUnQ Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015
Jan 062014
 

We are happy to announce the publication of the latest issue of JUnQ. Reaching our fourth year with the seventh issue we thought it was time to reflect on “Quality of Science”. In the current issue we deal with various ways of quality assurance in science and the humanities. We present two interviews, one with Dr. Jörg Meidenbauer, CEO of Peter Lang GmbH, and the other with Dr. Uwe Schmidt from the Center of Quality Assurance of the University of Mainz. Furthermore, we have two essays about our journalistic topic. Prof. Jörg Meibauer presents the humanities’ perspective on the qualities a doctoral candidate has to possess. The other essay was written by editorial board members Andreas Neidlinger and Felix Spenkuch about open access and public peer review.

In addition you can find scientific contributions on smectic liquid crystals from Patrick Beyer and Rudolf Zentel as well as a view on measuring scientific performance with the h-index by Michael Schreiber. Furthermore, we announce a new category of contributions in the latest issue. It is called “Views on Live, the Universe, and Everything”. It addresses authors wishing to discuss topics of interest and their views on them. The first essay is from Wolter Seuntjens and deals with the studying of mankind.

We wish you a good time with JUnQ. Please let us know what you think in the comments.

— Andreas Neidlinger on behalf of the Editorial Board

JUnQ Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014
Jul 122013
 

We are proud to present the sixth issue of the Journal of Unsolved Questions. In this issue titled “Freedom of Science” you can take a look at different viewpoints on scientific freedom, from philosophy to chemistry. In our Interview with Dr. Paul Königs you can read about how the DFG wants to ensure freedom in funding. And in the article from L. Müchler and C. Felser you can find out why they ask for a little bit more realism when it comes to predicting half metallic ferromagnets.

Enjoy the new issue and let us know what you think in the comments!

— David Huesmann on behalf of the Editorial Board

JUnQ Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2013
Dec 312012
 

We are proud to present the fifth issue of the Journal of Unsolved Questions. In this issue titled “Scientific Labor” you can read first-hand reports of what “doing science” means to different scientists. In our leading article C. Attaccalite and S. Barland have investigated trends in condensed matter physics and ask themselves if research is going faster and faster. And just maybe you can find an answer to our open questions like: “Who Was the Sexologist ‘Carl van Bolen’?” or “Is Henderson’s Theorem Practically Useful?”.

Enjoy the new issue and let us know what you think in the comments!

— David Huesmann on behalf of the Editorial Board

Journal of Unsolved Questions, Volume 3, Issue 1, Jan 2013
Aug 072012
 

We are proud to present the fourth issue of the Journal of Unsolved Questions. The title of this issue is “Science under Pressure”, in our preface we discuss how evaluation and competition affect science and scientists. Furthermore, we are very honored to have Prof. Konradin Metze as a guest writer with his essay “Impact of Science – critical reflections on its evaluation”.  Highlights among the articles are a contribution from Munich in the field of linguistics about the Whorf hypothesis, and a contribution from Oxford in immunology about lung surfactant proteins.

Have an enjoyable read! We are looking forward to your comments!

Leonie Mueck on behalf of the Editorial Board

Journal of Unsolved Questions, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2012
Jan 062012
 

We are proud to present the first issue of the second volume of the Journal of Unsolved Questions. You may download it here.

We are looking forward to your comments and to your contributions to the next issue. The deadlines for submittings articles to be published in next issue is June 1st, 2012, for open questions it is June 15th, 2012.

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