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Back to the future: openness vs. secrecy observed by AAAS and MIT

Tweet Why do we need historians of science and medicine?  Historians tell stories, often commercially published books. I found a bit of open history tonight, almost 13 years old. More than a dozen years ago, 1999, there was no NIH Public Access Policy. PLoS was an idea being tossed around. BioMed Central had not launched. [...]

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Tue, March 13 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Should unpublished clinical trial results be open access?

Tweet I know how this appears to be an oxymoron.   Can research not published yet be considered for open access, a term associated with a form of publishing?  Read on….. It’s really a taxpayer access issue.  Imagine you paid for something and  were still waiting more than 30 months to receive it? 50 months?   [...]

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Sun, February 19 2012 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

Where’s the BMJ research? Depends where you look…

Tweet After doing a slow burn about a significant library science teaching article  from the BMJ-owned Postgraduate Medical Journal and probably never getting it in PubMedCentral,  I found my way back to the main page of BMJ and saw, I thought, something to credit as accellerating open access: “The BMJ (Impact Factor 13.66) provides open access [...]

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Wed, September 1 2010 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

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

Tweet 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, [...]

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Sat, July 3 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments