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[23 Dec 12: 13:20]
Inbox zero! I don't even remember the last time I could say that!

[06 Aug 12: 14:21]
Phew! Done with nine 20min oral exams, three more to go. To be continued tomorrow...

[14 Oct 11: 11:45]
Just received an email from a computer science student - with an AOL email address?

[03 Jul 11: 22:26]
Google citation alerts suck: I just found out by accident I rolled over h-index of 13 and 500 citations

[21 May 11: 18:14]
6.15pm: Does god have Alzheimer? No #rapture in Europe...

[01 May 11: 11:31]
w00t! Just been invited to present at OKCon 2011! #OKCon2011


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Closed access is when you can't read your own article
This is just amazing. First, we get invited to submit articles to the Journal of Neurogenetics for a special issue for the retirement of my thesis advisor Martin Heisenberg. Then so many people want to write in his honor...[more]
open access   paper   science publishing   
Posted on Wednesday 07 January 2009 - 18:32:02

Open Access taking off, part I: illusions

Open Access is really taking off these days, at least if measured by the number of people chiming in with opinions, visions and concerns. Today saw not only the ...[more]
open access   publishing   journal rank   
Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 - 10:19:03

Support the global Access2Research petition now! #OAMonday

There is a petition out in the US asking the Obama administration for an executive order mandating "free, timely access over the Internet to journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research". Anyone can sign the p...[more]
Open Access   petition   OA mandates   green OA   
Posted on Monday 21 May 2012 - 10:13:58

Open Access taking off, part II: visions

In our article, we describe our vision of libraries taking over the archiving and making accessible of scholarly articles, as I have suggested here numerous times. However, this vision does not immediately address the pr...[more]
open access   publishing   #papester   #icanhazpdf   dropbox   
Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 - 10:45:39

The Open Access strategy wars

In the UK, the recent "Finch Report" on Open Access has generated a shower of online commentary both from the mainstream media and from activists. I've only linked to a few recent one's to outline the current discussion ...[more]
Open Access   publishers   publishing   
Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012 - 11:32:45

Free the Facts: Cartoon intro to open access
This great little Flickr cartoon "Free the Facts" recaps the main ideas about open access.
open access   flickr   cartoon   science publishing   
Posted on Thursday 22 January 2009 - 10:43:10

Open Access taking off, part III: concerns

open access   publishing   societies   
Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 - 11:02:24

Open Access cost/benefit analysis: OA is so worth it!

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS)-sponsored "Costs and Benefits of Data Provision" (by John Houghton, September 2011) has been released. It's goal was to use case studies to provide insights into the question...[more]
open access   
Posted on Friday 28 October 2011 - 22:17:38

Libraries have all it takes to replace publishers

I've written a few times already about why I think (university) libraries are in a perfect position to take over scholarly communication from corporate publishers. Among other things I've mentioned that they already publ...[more]
open access   publishers   publishing   scholarly communication   
Posted on Friday 22 June 2012 - 14:52:31

Are journal prices going up or down?

When I describe the behavior of corporate publishers with regard to scholarly communication and tight library budgets, I usually illustrate my point with the following graph:


Clearly, subscription costs have increased exo...[more]
open access   publishing   costs   profits   publishers   libraries   
Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 - 15:00:07

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