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Nature staying afloat with bulk publishing?
Yesterday evening Martin Fenner's blog alerted me to a press release from Nature Publishing Group. The title of his post was 'New journal "Nature ONE" launched today' and indeed the press release said:
Scientific Reports ...[more]
Nature   scientific reports   PLoS   open access   publishing   
Posted on Friday 07 January 2011 - 09:19:04

Libel law forcing Nature to abandon core scientific principles?
This story would be almost comical in a Monty-Python sort of way, if it wasn't for a fairly serious backdrop.

In this thread on Nature Networks on science journalism, I left the following comment ...[more]
Nature   UK libel-law   reproducibility   
Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2009 - 09:08:53

In which comments validate a Nature editorial
In the most recent issue of Nature, the editorial entitled ""Science scorned claims that "The anti-science strain pervading the right wing in the United States is the last thing the country needs in a time of economic ch...[more]
Nature   politics   science   
Posted on Thursday 09 September 2010 - 15:48:44

NPG impact factor spam

In my spam folder this morning I found an email from Nature Publishing Group (NPG) that made me seriously doubt my previous assessment of NPG as possessing a "...[more]
impact factor   Nature   NPG   publishing   
Posted on Thursday 16 February 2012 - 09:31:52

Measuring editors' performance objectively
Editors of schorarly, peer-reviewed journals often claim that somehow their choosiness is the most important verdict on the quality of a scientific manuscript. Points in case are Nature Neuroscience's peer-review policy,...[more]
editors   Nature   science publishing   open access   science politics   peer-review   
Posted on Saturday 05 July 2008 - 12:42:51

More Impact Factor spam from Nature

Four months after the last spam campaign by Nature magazine, I find more spam mail from Nature Publishing Group in my JunkMail folder. Here they go again, touting their Impact Factor to the third decimal (more scientific...[more]
impact factor   Nature   NPG   publishing   
Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012 - 09:46:09

Nature magazine has a nice little collection of evolution gems up on their website, freely accessible without subscription. What's it all about? Read yourself (PDF):...[more]
evolution   Nature   
Posted on Thursday 01 January 2009 - 18:26:18

Let's join UC and boycott publishers who profit from public research and public funds
As I just learned (and now many others chime in), the University of California, cash-strapped due to the budget crisis of the once golden state, is considering a boycott of Nature Publishing Group:
On Tuesday, a letter we...[more]
open access   nature   publishers   boycott   scholarly publishing   
Posted on Wednesday 09 June 2010 - 22:42:27

Nature: PLoS a threatening success
Coturnix alerts me to the fact that I'm late for a party yet again (as usual). Apparently, Nature is feeling the PLoS competition breathing down its neck. This can be seen in a Nature news article entitled "...[more]
PLoS   PLoS One   Nature   science publishing   open access   science politics   peer-review   butler   
Posted on Friday 04 July 2008 - 14:12:32

The other 97.8%: why is the Nature Publishing Group uncritically hyping the ERC?
In April Nature Genetics poured heaps of praise on a granting body that that awards grants only to 2.2% of all applicants. Let's recap: In 2007, there were about 9200 young scientists in Europe anxiously waiting for an o...[more]
ERC   starting grant   Nature   Nature Genetics   science politics   science funding   
Posted on Tuesday 12 August 2008 - 19:18:10

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