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2014-04-03 13:12:15

Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the issue will be appropriately handled) or they can post their accusations publicly. Clearly there are many reasons for dealing with unproven and potentially damaging allegations privately, however a new study suggests that when this route is followed a much smaller percentage of the allegations result in a correction to the...

2013-10-09 12:47:22

Are scientists any good at judging the importance of the scientific work of others? According to a study published 8 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology (with an accompanying editorial), scientists are unreliable judges of the importance of fellow researchers' published papers. The article's lead author, Professor Adam Eyre-Walker of the University of Sussex, says: "Scientists are probably the best judges of science, but they are pretty bad at it." Prof. Eyre-Walker and Dr...

2012-11-15 11:19:50

An ebook of 18 articles make the case for a radical change in scientific peer review and publishing In an editorial accompanying an ebook titled "Beyond open access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peer review," Nikolaus Kriegeskorte argues that scientists, not publishers, are in the best position to develop a fair evaluation process for scientific papers. The ebook, published today in Frontiers, compiles 18 peer-reviewed articles that lay out detailed...

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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...

2012-07-09 06:25:04

PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of it's centennial celebration, Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science, today announced its call for entries for a Future Technology Predictions Competition to identify breakthrough technology ideas for the future. Entrants have an opportunity to exercise their imaginations to describe the future technological trends and evolutions, as they envision them...

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...

2012-06-19 06:24:56

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Scholastica (http://www.scholasticahq.com), a publishing platform for scholarly journals, gives power back to the academic community by allowing new and existing journals to manage article submissions and publish their Open Access (OA) content without the need for expensive contracts with large academic publishing companies. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120619/CG26983) The cloud-based software service, created by graduate students...

2012-06-18 14:20:46

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) welcomes a new report, drafted by a distinguished group of U.K. scholarly publishing stakeholders, which seeks to achieve wider and more open public access to peer-reviewed publications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/AIPLOGO) This report, Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications, released on June 19 (GMT +1), is the...

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...

2012-05-30 06:22:45

GAINESVILLE, Mo., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the point of open access, some archaeologists and independent scholars--including private collectors of ancient coins through the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild--have found common ground. All are calling for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) to retract its stated position and join them in supporting Open Access. In November of 2011, the AIA sent a letter to the White House opposing free access to government-funded research that...


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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
2012-07-13 19:44:54

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley. As of July 2012, the editor-in-chief is Stefano Tonzani, PhD (University of Colorado, Boulder). The journal covers all applications of synthetic and renewably sourced polymers, including batteries and fuel cells, organic electronics, biomedical implants and drug delivery, coatings and packaging. It also covers composites, blends, elastomers, films and membranes, fibers, emulsions and latices,...

Information Systems Journal
2012-07-13 19:33:47

The Information Systems Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1991 by David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald under the name Journal of Information Systems. It was changed to its current moniker in 1994. The journal publishes papers on any aspect of information systems, but has particular emphasis on the relationship between information systems and people, business, and organizations. The journal is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: Science Citation...

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
2012-07-13 15:02:28

The International Journal of Quantum Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1967 by Per-Olov Lowdin. The journal moved to an in-house editorial office model in 2011, enlisting a permanent team of professional editors. It publishes original, primary research and review articles on all aspects of quantum chemistry, including an expanded scope focusing on aspects of materials science, biochemistry, biophysics, quantum physics, and quantum information theory. Image...

Aquatic Botany
2012-06-04 18:11:37

Aquatic Botany is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Cees den Hartog, who serves as consulting editor. The journal’s official title is: Aquatic Botany “An International Scientific Journal dealing with Applied and Fundamental Research on Submerged, Floating and Emergent Plants in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.” The journal is dedicated to research on structure, function, dynamics, and classification of plant-dominated aquatic communities and ecosystems. It also covers...

Applied Physics B
2012-05-29 11:25:33

Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer. It is a continuation of Applied Physics, which ran from January 1973 to August 1981, and Applied Physics B: Photophysics and Laser Chemistry, which ran from September 1981 to December 1993. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Frank Trager (University of Kassel). Journal topics include laser physics, linear optics, nonlinear optics, photonic devices, optical & laser materials, and...

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