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2010-04-16 13:45:00

Federal Research Public Access Act introduced in the House of Representatives Fueling the growing momentum toward openness, transparency, and accessibility to publicly funded information, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2010 (FRPAA) has been introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and a bi-partisan host of co-sponsors. The proposed bill would build on the success of the first U.S. mandate for public access to the published results of publicly...

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2010-02-03 06:55:00

Experts in stem cell technology have accused a small number of scientists of keeping top research from being published in scientific journals, BBC news reported on Tuesday. In some cases, this "Ëœvetoing' might be even be deliberately conducted to thwart competitive research, the experts say. The BBC also cited 14 leading stem cell researchers as having penned an open letter to major scientific journal editors to express their dissatisfaction in the matter. "Papers that are...

2010-01-14 12:14:25

An expert panel of librarians, library scientists, publishers, and university academic leaders today called on federal agencies that fund research to develop and implement policies that ensure free public access to the results of the research they fund "as soon as possible after those results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal." The Scholarly Publishing Roundtable was convened last summer by the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology, in collaboration with the White House...

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2009-11-03 10:26:22

Nov. 4 event on Capitol Hill features Soccer Robot Dogs, a shake table and other interactive demos On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 17 different educational technologies developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be included among the exhibits in an Education Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill, in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Sponsored by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the event's special guests...

2009-09-23 10:25:04

The Presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges in the U.S., representing 22 states, have declared their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S. 1373) in an Open Letter released today. The letter is the first from higher education administrators to be issued in support of the 2009 bill, and further reinforcement that support for the Act exists at the highest levels of the higher education community. The presidents' letter notes, "Adoption of the Federal Research Public Access Act...

2009-09-08 09:30:29

Should peer review detect fraud and misconduct? What does it do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do? Will it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Should reviewers remain anonymous? These questions are raised by one of the largest ever international surveys of authors and reviewers, the Peer Review Survey 2009, whose preliminary findings are released today. Peer review is fundamental to integration of new research findings. It allows other researchers to...

2009-09-01 15:02:00

FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), providing conversion services and software to publishers, industry, government, libraries and documentation developers, has introduced new product and service offerings to support publishers depositing materials in PubMed Central or who convert materials to NLM XML for their publication purposes. Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NLM XML is fast becoming the de facto XML standard for...

2009-08-18 17:21:28

Allen H. Renear and Carole L. Palmer, professors of library and information science at Illinois, say that as techniques originally designed to organize and share scientific data are integrated into scientific publishing, scientists' long-standing practice of reading "strategically" will be dramatically enhanced."Although it's natural to think that scientists search online to find individual articles to read, that isn't usually what's going on," Renear said. "Researchers actually try to avoid...

2009-08-05 09:00:00

Goal to Distinguish Science Questions from Policy Debates Agencies Should Empanel Scientific Advisory Committees Solely of Members with Relevant Scientific Expertise; Improve Disclosure and Transparency WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bipartisan panel of top scientific and regulatory experts today released recommendations calling on the White House and federal agencies to make specific changes in the regulatory process to clearly distinguish scientific questions from...

2009-06-12 09:16:00

A study of patients and members of the public has shown that most lack even basic knowledge of human anatomy. The research, featured in the open access journal BMC Family Practice, found that people were generally incapable of identifying the location of major organs, even if they were currently receiving relevant treatment.John Weinman led a team of researchers from King's College London who aimed to update a similar survey carried out almost forty years ago. He said, "We thought that the...


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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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