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HHMI investigators populate eLife reviewing staff

Tweet The forthcoming open access journal eLife recently appointed their Board of Reviewing Editors (BRE), a global team of scientists that will do the challenging work of rapid peer view, under the leadership  the Senior Editors.  Like the Senior Editors, the 175-member BRE represents the wide array of disciplines, covering basic biological research in applied, translational and clinical [...]

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Thu, July 19 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Do any unhappy Elsevier editors want to jump ship for eLife?

Tweet As the Cost of Knowledge Elsevier  boycott petition crashed through the 4500 total this afternoon and continues to add signatories (another 50 six hours later), it seems there are many former Elsevier authors, reviewers, and editors that might be looking for a prominent role in a credible open access competitor.  What kind of protesters [...]

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Wed, February 8 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

FRPAA drags; life science foundations not waiting

Tweet I want to compliment the analysis done by Declan Butler in the Nature news blog about the open access shot heard round the world. I’m referring to the announcement that three top-shelf life science foundations– the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Wellcome Trust (WT), and the Max Planck Society (MPS)– are intending to [...]

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Wed, June 29 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments