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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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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):

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 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

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