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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

Short Story- eLife, PLOS ONE, mBio

Tweet I received the email invitation to the eLife Open House, as many of you did. I sent off the invitation with a brief commentary for my colleagues, then thought that my message could also make is as a blog post.  Here it is: From: Greenberg, Charles Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:18 PM To: +++++++++++++++ Cc: [...]

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Tue, August 28 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

How to get the masses hooked on open access? PLoS and Alfred P. Sloan use science videos as bait

Tweet Video has become the medium of choice for education and entertainment,  young and old. Take those staggering youtube statistics: 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second Over 4 billion videos are viewed a day Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each [...]

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Mon, April 16 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

“It is the scientific method that is central to science, not the scientific journal”

Tweet This statement is a direct quotation from a 2006 article “Scientific Journals are ‘faith based’: is there science behind Peer review?” by a group of public health upstarts suggesting a lack of scientific method in the peer review process could be remedied by alternative methods of scholarly quality control and new forms of data-driven [...]

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Sat, March 31 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Meta-analysis of Cochrane Chinese herbal medicine systematic reviews published in PLoS ONE

Tweet Last April I reported that a blog poll I offered my readers showed that an open access  research journal on Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) seemed to be less of an embarrassment for my blog readers, compared to an open access publishing predator.  Because the poll I conducted on the blog remained available since then, voting has [...]

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Fri, December 23 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The PLoS synergy between open source and biomedical open access

Tweet I was staring that the bottom of the page for PLoSNTDs (PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open-access journal devoted to the world’s most neglected tropical diseases ) after hearing the Editor in Chief Dr. Peter Hotez at MLA2011, the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association.  The lineup of sponsors– are for the most [...]

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Fri, May 20 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Inevitably, surgeon socializing will benefit open access

Tweet The blog post “Social media offers orthopedic surgeons a novel collaborative opportunity” led me to OrthoMind, one more reason for health professionals to get less sleep. But it certainly is popular among a niche of the surgery profession.  The founders of OrthoMind claim that at least 4,500 Orthopaedic Surgeons across the globe have at least registered [...]

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Thu, May 12 2011 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

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