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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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scholarly publishing
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

My LSE guest post on scholarly publishing

The London School of Economics and Political Science runs a blog called "The Impact of Social Sciences". They have invited me to write a guest post, to which I agreed and the post went live today. I'm reposting it here, ...[more]
scholarly publishing   impact factor   alert service   
Posted on Wednesday 09 November 2011 - 13:04:13

A unified scholarly database is not a monopoly
It has been the main argument against unifying scholarly literature and data in a single database that monoplies are always bad. I won't go into any political arguments here. Markets have their place, but they also have ...[more]
scholarly publishing   science publishing   monopoly   
Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2009 - 22:10:44

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

STM publishers answer OSTP open access roundtable principles
On January 12, 2010, an expert panel of librarians, library scientists, publishers, and university academic leaders from the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable issued a press release, calling on on federal agencies that fun...[more]
open access   STM   scholarly publishing   
Posted on Tuesday 19 January 2010 - 17:36:12

Academic publishing = economic parasitism

You just have to read the latest piece on scholarly publishing in The Guardian! The title is: "Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist". Here some of the best tidbits:...[more]
Guardian   publishing   economics   scholarly publishing   
Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2011 - 14:05:03

Who should be in charge of how scientists organize their workflow?
This post is distilled from several comments on "