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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 http://blogarchive.brembs.net/citations.php

[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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publishing   peerevaluation.org   
Posted on Monday 05 March 2012 - 22:56:56

Scientific publishing and Santa Claus

Just saw this at breakfast and need to spread it (via @caseybergman, originally from The Upturned Microscope):

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publishing   fun   comics   
Posted on Thursday 15 November 2012 - 10:21:43

The poverty of journal publishing

Back in April, just as I set out on my crazy teaching assignment in Leipzig, I received a manuscript on academic publishing which was accepted for publication, entitled "The Poverty of Journal Publishing". Back then, I d...[more]
publishing   paper   
Posted on Monday 19 November 2012 - 16:19:26

Nature: impact factor in China

I just commented on a letter to the journal Nature on the use of Thomson Reuter's impact factor in China. Given the moderation of comments at Nature, I think I better post a copy of the letter and my comment here as well...[more]
impact factor   publishing   china   
Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 - 10:11:10

Competition in science: when is it too much of a good thing?

Clearly, competition is a great incentive and I think everyone can attest to that and not only from personal experience. If competition is lacking, all kinds of bad things tend to happen. For instance, in scholarly publi...[more]
open access   publishing   boycott   elsevier   libraries   
Posted on Thursday 09 February 2012 - 19:01:30

SWIB11: What Needs to Happen in a Scholarly Publishing Reform?

Below is the video of my presentation at SWIB11 late last year now posted on SciVee. Unfortunately, you can't see any of the slides I show, because the genius behind the camera only showed the most irrelevant component o...[more]
video   publishing   libraries   swib11   
Posted on Friday 10 February 2012 - 18:13:59

Against own assertion, Elsevier doubled price for access

In their open letter in response to the growing boycott movement, Elsevier asserted that it had low