Tagged: peer review

Predatoromics of science communication - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 04, 2013

The week ends with a series of articles in Science that make you roll your eyes. These articles explore different aspects of the landscape of science communication exposing how broken the system can be at times. The increased pressure to publish scientific results to satisfy some assessors’ need to count beans has not come without […] … Read More

Funding giant toughens support for open publishing - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 11, 2012

by Justin Norrie, editor, The Conversation One of the world’s biggest science funding bodies will strengthen its support for free online publishing by sanctioning errant academics who take its grants but publish in subscriber-only journals. The Wellcome Trust, Britain’s largest non-governmental funding body for medical research and the world’s second largest after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, … Read More

ID research and publications - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 09, 2012

Here is another post to mark Darwin Day. The pro-intelligent design (ID) internet echo chamber has been making a big thing of late about “peer-reviewed papers supporting intelligent design.” Their “Center for Science and Culture” has even published an updated … Continue reading → … Read More

Personal attacks on climate scientists - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 30, 2011

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) released a statement this week expressing concern for the current personal attacks being made on climate scientists by politicians and others. The text of the statement follows: Statement of the Board … Continue reading → … Read More

Creationism, climate change and scientific denialism - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 22, 2010

Strange how one keeps coming across familiar people. Last week I was shocked to read Andrew Bolt’s article on the Global Atheist Convention (see Speakers true love of hatred). He wasn’t there and those of us that were recognised his article as full of distortions, misinformation and lies. Then I realised he is one [...] … Read More

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