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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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Can we justify the involvement of corporate publishers in scholarly communication?

Most academic research is funded publicly. As such, we owe it to the tax-payer to justify the way we do science as the most cost-effective way we can practically operate. While this of course may not always be realistic ...[more]
publishing   scholarly communication   services   corporate publishers   
Posted on Tuesday 07 February 2012 - 19:05:47

Dr. Fields at the Huffington Post is wrong on open access

Dr. Douglas Fields penned an article at Huffington Post on open access. There are so many factual errors, false analogies and misleading statements in this article, that I need to highlight just few of the 'wrongest' sta...[more]
publishing   fields   huffington post   open access   
Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2012 - 17:16:18

Let's help academic publishers in their quest to put themselves out of business!

publishing   libraries   lawsuit   libel   elsevier   edwin mellen   
Posted on Monday 11 February 2013 - 10:27:44

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 lowered cost of access:...[more]
elsevier   publishing   boycott   pricing   open access   
Posted on Saturday 11 February 2012 - 14:04:35

The future of scholarly publishing is bright - if you think long term
The future is bright - it's the present which sucks.
I planned to post this as a comment, but it turned out to be too long. Moreover, Richard Poynder seems to moderate his comments, so I thought I'd just post the comment ...[more]
poynder   publishing   PLoS One   
Posted on Tuesday 08 March 2011 - 01:29:31

What could we afford if corporate publishers wouldn't make any profit?
Richard Grant at Naturally Selected recently posted his take on some recent discussions around scholarly publishing. In a comment, he mentioned that non-profit organizations may not be suited for scholarly publishing. I ...[more]
scholarly publishing   publishing   corporations   greed   money   profit   libraries   
Posted on Wednesday 09 March 2011 - 13:48:09

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

Libraries are better than corporate publishers because...

In the wake of the Elsevier boycott, some are asking if we should change our publication system and if so, how. In search for an answer to this question, I've been thinking about the best place to keep the works of acade...[more]
libraries   publishing   open access   
Posted on Friday 17 February 2012 - 16:10:14

On 'adequate' peer-review
I'm starting to dig a little deeper into the recent 42 page tome of Richard Poynder on scholarly publishing today. Not sure how much more time I can spend on this, though. This post will be mainly about the first half ...[more]
peer-review   publishing   scholarly publishing   PLoS   quality   
Posted on Wednesday 09 March 2011 - 21:47:31

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