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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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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

Impact factor predicts unreliability of research papers

ResearchBlogging.orgLast week, we've already seen that the most prominent way of ranking scholarly journals, Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor (IF), isn't a very good measure for predicting how many citations your scientific paper will attract...[more]
publishing   impact factor   reliability   correlation   
Posted on Monday 26 December 2011 - 23:26:04

Visiting University of Alberta: discussing publishing instead of science

For the last day and a half I've been visiting University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I've been invited by Clayton Dickson in the psychology department to give a presentation at this year's Royce Conference here. I'm...[more]
publishing   University of Alberta   dickson   Royce   
Posted on Friday 02 March 2012 - 18:41:27

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

The first signs of a scholarly publishing revolution?

revolution   publishing   swartz   maxwell   jstor   publishers   
Posted on Thursday 21 July 2011 - 23:57:05

A fistful of dollars: why corporate publishers have no place in scholarly communication

With roughly four billion US$ in profit every year, the corporate scholarly publishing industry is a lucrative business. One of the largest of these publishers is Anglo-Dutch Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. According to...[more]
open access   publishing   elsevier   RWA   SOPA   OSTP