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Open data discussion time

BioMed Central has drafted a position statement on data sharing, open data and licensing, and they have invited the wider scientific community to join the discussion to craft an explicit open data licensing policy. BMC acknowledges  the Panton Principles for open data in science, adding the caveat that the scientific community ensure researchers still receive appropriate credit [...]

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Fri, September 10 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Elsevier tests new peer-review….we want open peer review

I noticed in a tweet of a Research Information posting about Elsevier’s new peer-review experiment for Chemical Physics Letters called PeerChoice. On the scale of news,  PeerChoice is a murmur.  Reviewers for  one journal will now have the freedom to choose which articles they would like to review, hopefully matching their expertise and interest, in [...]

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Sat, July 3 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

New from BioMed Central: Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Do you dream of ontologies, taxonomies, terminologies, controlled vocabularies, annotated data, knowledge and service repositories, literature, or reasoning systems and their use in data and knowledge integration, mining, modelling, interpretation and exploitation in and for biomedical research?   Then I have a new open access journal for you. The Journal of Biomedical Semantics has just launched on [...]

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Thu, April 1 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Amy Bishop, Dove Press, and a publisher’s conversion to Open Access

Quite a buzz broke out in the medical librarian community that subscribes to the MEDLIB-L mailing list when it was observed that Amy Bishop Ph.D., the University of Alabama in Huntsville researcher being held for murder and attempted murder of her former faculty colleagues,  had co-authored a research article in the International Journal of General [...]

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Mon, March 1 2010 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

HINARI and open access- together in a PubMed search

The Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), introduced by the United Nations’ Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, continues to provide free or very low cost online access to  major biomedical literature to not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.  Initially six international publishing  companies responded to Annan’s call to improve [...]

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Tue, February 9 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments