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What brings open access to the edge of chaos? The perfect storm of open source, tenure, and economic imbalance

Tweet [Clarification: As you will see in the first comment, T. Scott clarified that Edge of Chaos is the brainchild of Max Michael MD, Dean of UAB’s School of Public Health, with the assistance of the many creative people on his advisory board, The Naked Catfish] My friend and colleague T. Scott Plutchak has launched [...]

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Sun, March 3 2013 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

Canadian Center of Science and Education SLAPPs Jeffrey Beall, but they also publish plagiarized content

Tweet The Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE),  established in 2006,  has implemented a version of the Open Journals System and  hosts a number of open access journals. An article in the February 14, 2013, Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned that CCSE  “is threatening to sue Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado [...]

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Sun, February 17 2013 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

What’s wrong with a free sample? Plenty, when a sample is insufficient

Tweet It was brought to my attention by an academic colleague that faculty were receiving an invitation to try out an “Open Access Library” of “125,546 openly accessible articles“: Sure enough, if you visit the site http://www.oalib.net and try a search for a biomedical topic, you will be rewarded with a search result of articles [...]

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Thu, February 14 2013 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

eLife’s ingredient to enhance open access: public decision letter and author responses

Tweet I continue to believe that open peer review is the most unambiguous evidence that an open access publisher can present to document a considerate and careful editorial process has taken place.  None of the journals represented on Jeffrey Beall’s list of questionable open access publishers provide  any visibility to the peer review process or [...]

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Sat, February 9 2013 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Elsevier’s gold, green, and hybrid open access…a triple play to change perception?

Tweet I noticed a press-release article announcing a new Elsevier open access journal, Molecular Metabolism, that will feature one of my Yale faculty colleagues, Tamas Horvath,  as an  editor.  Because of the competition with new top tier journals like eLife that have waived article processing charge (APC) for their first three years, Molecular Metabolism  has waived the APC [...]

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Thu, January 31 2013 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

eLife explains their fast-track peer review

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Wed, January 16 2013 » Uncategorized » No Comments

PubMed Central provides immediate access to gun control evidence for injury prevention

Tweet Injury prevention is a public health issue.  Injuries caused by firearms in the United States are at epidemic proportions.  You can slice and dice the statistical evidence any number of ways.   For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control(CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides a lots of data in the Injury [...]

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Sun, January 13 2013 » Uncategorized » No Comments

When you start to expose predators, be prepared for bad behavior

Tweet The flattering offer arrives in your email inbox: Dear Dr.——————-, We are glad to invite you as an eminent editor for the Journal of ——————–. Journal of ——————— is an international, non profit, open access, peer reviewed journal that is being recently launched by Avens Publishing Group with a commitment to serve the scientific [...]

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Wed, January 9 2013 » Uncategorized » No Comments

PLOS ONE : Leading Emergency Medicine Journal?

Tweet Having a good deal of contact with the Department of Emergency Medicine at my institution and their scholarly and information needs,  I took a look at SCImago for the top 10 Emergency Medicine journals with at least 30 published articles in the past three years: Knowing the PLOS ONE publishes research from many disciplines, [...]

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Thu, November 1 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Help SPARC clear up confusion

Tweet As I am teaching library science this semester, blogging time seems to evaporate. But I saw this announcement, and you should see it too: SPARC has developed a document to delineate various levels of open access.  They are seeking comments on the document.  More information in the message below from SPARC: Not all Open [...]

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Fri, October 5 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments