In this issue, junior researchers and distinguished scientists comment on the great pressure to publish as a potential cause of fraud, among other things.
Several psychology faculty members describe their experiences playing an American integrity game. Wim Koomen, once Stapel’s copromotor, candidly talks about how this case has affected him. There are columns by Jaap Murre and reporter Frank van Kolfschooten, author of the unsurpassed Valse vooruitgang. Bedrog in de Nederlandse wetenschap [False Progress: Deception in Dutch Science, Ed.]. Paul Emmelkamp makes a special revelation about his brief collaboration with fraudster William -what’s in a name- Fals-Stewart. And sociologist Kees Schuyt touches on a number of sore spots, such as that Stapel’s former PhD students get to keep their diplomas; the plagiarism of neuropsychologist Margriet Sitskoorn; and the responsibility of coauthors.
The University of Amsterdam's Psychology Research Institute has published its own digital magazine since the summer of 2008: MindOpen.
General Editor and Editor-in-Chief is publicist Vittorio Busato, who received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the UvA. MindOpen comes out in English and Dutch, and is distributed internationally.
Prominent scientists tell about their research that has been recently published in high impact journals. MindOpen aims to make interesting scientific research accessible to a wide audience.
MindOpen is published twice a year. The latest issue can be downloaded for free by clicking on the link above.