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2013-01-23 23:02:17

For the first time, amateur and citizen scientists can access scientific literature once available only to academic and professional scientists. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 The international Citizen Scientists League (CSL) announced today it is providing unprecedented access to thousands of professional scientific journals for its members. According to CSL director and co-founder Dr. Sheldon Greaves, only scientists with corporate or university affiliation typically have access...

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...

Math-Heavy Research Less Appealing To Science Community
2012-06-27 05:57:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that scientists get a little picky when it comes to math-intensive research. University of Bristol scientists looked into how mathematics can influence whether the science community chooses to reference a particular research paper or not. Many scientists have worried about how mathematics will affect the impact of their work, including theoretical physicist Stephen...

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...

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2012-06-13 10:31:36

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com The world of scientific publishing has long been dominated by for-profit publishers who can limit the spread of ideas. A scientist´s career and future are made (or lost) by the quality and volume of articles describing new discoveries that they publish in top journals like Nature, Science and Cell. A new movement in scientific publishing has emerged; open-source publishing that allows access by anyone in the world with no payment. PeerJ,...


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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012-05-29 11:19:42

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1914 as the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences. The first managing editor of the journal was mathematician Edwin Bidwell Wilson. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Inder M. Verma. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The first issue of PNAS was published in 1915, and the journal...

PLoS Biology
2012-05-02 19:40:12

PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology. It was established in 2003, with the first issue published in October of that year. It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Jonathan Eisen (University of California, Davis). All content in PLoS Biology is published under the Creative Commons “by-attribution” license. The journal is funded by authors who are charged set fees to publish...

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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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