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BIOLOGY OPEN (BiO) and the PLoS One (PLoS1) effect

Tweet The press release from the Company of Biologists cites what I and others call the PLoS One (PLoS1) effect: By focusing on the timely publication of sound research rather than that with perceived impact or importance, BIOLOGY OPEN is designed to facilitate dialogue and build a valuable body of work supporting the efforts of the [...]

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Sat, April 30 2011 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Lawrence Lessig: Lecture at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 18 April 2011

Tweet What does it mean, “Everything is on the internet now”?

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Wed, April 20 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

PLoS ONE and GBE improve Open Access for Evolutionary Biology

Tweet In the top 30 2009  Evolutionary Biology Journal Citation Reports(JCR) impact factor journals, we find only two titles from open access publishers: BMC Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Bioinformatics However, I happened to look at the subject category Evolutionary Biology at the PLoS ONE site and found 1,784 articles published since December 2006.   As of today, [...]

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Wed, April 20 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Polling result: Predatory open access more infamous

Tweet Well, if you quibble about whether this exercise reached a minimum quorum for voting, then you probably should have voted.   Anyway, with 6 votes cast in the attempt to figure out the greatest source of open access embarrassment to date, the winner by a  4:2 landslide is….predatory open access. Frankly, I ran this poll [...]

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Mon, April 18 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

A missing open access journal: medical geology

Tweet That’s right.   Medical geology.  A friend and colleague at Yale, Professor H. Catherine W. Skinner, is the editor of one textbook title in this young field:  Geology and Health: Closing the Gap. Like most credible, carefully edited textbooks, this hardcover book is for sale, but I went looking in the Directory of Open [...]

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Sat, April 16 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open Access Week 2010 at Jomo Kenyatta University A & T (JKUAT)

Tweet The University’s web site announcement also refers to their future development of an OA repository for JKUAT to allow staff and students to share and disseminate research findings more effectively

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Tue, April 12 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The PubMed Central (PMC) Picture: steady growth, downloadable stats

Tweet It was back to basics night for me, checking in on the rate of manuscript deposits. Here is today’s picture if the NIH Manuscript Submission System usage by month (chart represents the number of manuscripts received by NIHMS and approved for processing by the author/PI for a given month) and a link to their [...]

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Thu, April 7 2011 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Let’s put Open Medicine through the OAER scale

Tweet To refresh your memory, I created a crude methodology to evaluate the editorial team of an open access journal called  the OAER (Open Access Editorial Rating) Score. This is a recipe that combines average H-index for all editors, add the number of editors that signed the  Budapest Open Access Initiative, then add the number of [...]

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Tue, April 5 2011 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment