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2012-08-15 23:01:29

Neurofibromatosis advocates Mark Bornfeld, Catriona Miller, and Sheila Heal recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. They were nominated for participation in the program by Advocure NF2. As a consumer reviewer, they are full voting members, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine how the $12.8 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year...

2012-07-17 10:12:42

BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine is pleased to be able to add scientific rigour to the debate about open access research, by publishing an article which compares the scientific impact of open access with traditional subscription publishing and has found that both of these publishing business models produce high quality peer reviewed articles. The debate about who should pay for scientific publishing is of continuing importance to the scientific community but also to the...

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2012-07-16 21:06:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The online paywalls erected by scientific journal publishers, who maintain healthy profit margins, may soon come crashing down. The first crack in publishers´ pricey barriers came with a set of new proposals issued today by the U.K.  government. An announcement made by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts outlined the government´s plan to adopt a number of recommendations from a report earlier this...

Nature Journal Wins Free Speech Lawsuit
2012-07-09 13:20:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A critical view of a British scientist published by the scientific journal Nature in a November 2008 article has been ruled as responsible and honest by a Bristol crown court judge on Friday, after the scientist sued for libel. Physicist Mohamed El Naschie said an article published in the journal had damaged his reputation. However, the publishers argued that the report was fair, honest, and in the public interest. The article...

Researchers Push For Open Access For Scientific Journals
2012-06-19 14:48:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Back in April, a frustrated U.K. mathematician let forth a litany of criticisms on his blog about the scientific journal publisher Elsevier and it sparked a movement – the Academic Spring. Cambridge University professor Tim Gowers said he and his colleagues should no longer be chained to the oppressive regime of private publishing companies who erect large paywalls and use strong-arm negotiating tactics to keep research papers, which are often publicly...

2012-06-06 10:25:08

The factors predicting the eventual impact of scientific research (i.e. high citation rates) were successfully identified in abstracts selected for presentation at the annual ESC Congress. Interestingly, predictors of publication in peer reviewed scientific journals differed markedly from those predicting later scientific impact, finds a recent study published online today in the European Heart Journal (EHJ). The main factors predicting acceptance at the ESC Congress — in line with...

2012-06-05 23:01:05

eCivis announces its grant writing and peer review services for FEMA´s highly competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant opportunity for local governments and fire departments. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 eCivis, the nation's leader in grants management software, announced today that its Grants Professional Services (GPS) division is prepared to assist local fire departments with peer review and grant writing services for FEMA´s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)...


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PLoS Medicine
2012-05-17 15:12:48

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...

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