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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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How scholarly publishers could save themselves (but likely won't)

Scholarly publishers feel the heat, frantically struggling to preserve their threatened business model. More and more it seems they may be going the way of the music industry into irrelevance, when it would be so easy to...[more]
publishing   publishers   standards   open access   subscriptions   
Posted on Wednesday 06 March 2013 - 10:00:35

Science without journals: More evidence that journal rank is a poor predictor of citations

ResearchBlogging.orgIn response to my last post, Dwight Kravitz from the NIH alerted me to his paper on a similar topic: Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal. His paper contains some very interesting data,...[more]
publishing   journal rank   citations   bibliometrics   journals   
Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2011 - 11:37:48

iPubSci: a good idea that doesn't go nearly far enough

A few days ago i received an email alerting me to iPubSci. This initiative is thought to be applied to scholarly publishing very much in parallel to the way iTunes has changed the way music is bought and sold over the in...[more]
publishing   libraries   iPubSci   publishers   
Posted on Thursday 15 December 2011 - 10:13:04

There are cons to open acces? Really?

UPDATE: The piece in Nature is not, as I initially thought, a new article. It was already published in 2004, but for reasons only "the no. 1 weekly science journal" knows, it always has today's date attached to it and ...[more]
open access   publishing   publishers   journals   
Posted on Friday 24 August 2012 - 23:03:15

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

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

Even now the RWA was worth it for Elsevier

Everyone is shouting it from the rooftops already: Elsevier has dropped its support for the Research Works Act. As mentioned before, to me, this doesn't change my stance towards corporate publishers one bit. A...[more]
Elsevier   publishing   rwa   
Posted on Monday 27 February 2012 - 17:25:42

The three infrastructure crises in science

A recent flurry of posts and discussions prompted me to summarize a connected set of issues that I haven't really seen covered simultaneously elsewhere. I don't doubt everyone's aware of the issues, I just haven't seen a...[more]
libraries   publishing   infrastructure   data   software   
Posted on Thursday 18 October 2012 - 21:28:48

An oligarchy of Mega-Journals

An oligarchy of Mega-Journals is what PLoS One publisher Peter Binfield envisages for the not-too-distant future of scholarly publishing. In his recent presentation at the Society for Scholarly Publishing meeting, embed...[more]
PLoS   publishing   journals   mega-journals   Binfield   
Posted on Wednesday 08 June 2011 - 13:38:27

Open Access taking off, part III: concerns

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

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