Grounding the helicopters
"Minasny et al. (2020) raise an issue concerning the ethics of scientific research and publication that has implications far beyond the issue of authorship. It is a topic to which Ken Giller is particularly sensitive given that he has devoted virtually his whole career to research on smallholder agriculture in the tropics. In particular, Minasny et al. highlight the unbalanced power relationships when it comes to research collaboration and publication which stimulates him to reflect on what can we do to reduce or avoid such bias." This is what Ken Giller writes in a blog on knowledge4food.net where he refers to a published article in Geoderma. In this blog Ken highlights some of the current biases in our research and publication systems which need much further debate.
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