Tagged: Publishing

How We Know What’s Really True - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 04, 2011

Book Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave McKean Price: US$16.49; NZ$37.50; iPad app US$13.99, NZ17.99. Audio vers. US$ 19.79. Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Free Press (October 4, 2011) Language: … Continue reading → … Read More

The great publication fiasco - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 13, 2010

It was with great sadness that I recently read that the University of California (UC) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) had come to an agreement to stop UC from boycotting NPG. For those who aren’t familiar with this story, it goes something like this. In June of this year a letter was circulated from the UC library to faculty … Read More

LHC-based Doomsday alternatives, e-book publishing and problems in scientific publishing - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 01, 2010

I’m resorting to the traditional log of things you might like to read to keep you busy while I’m busy… First up is a geeky take on doomsday alternatives based around the Large Hadron Collider. Three videos,  a goofiness rating for each idea, with an explanation of why they’re unlikely. There’s a slight air of … Read More

Personal perspectives in the life sciences for the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Dec 15, 2009

As part of the celebrations for their 350th anniversary, the Royal Society of London have just released a special, open-access issue of their Philosophical Transactions B journal, containing a series of perspectives from leading scientists on contemporary topics of high interest and importance.  In this freely available issue the authors, selected on the basis of their knowledge and [...] … Read More

Open access week - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Oct 23, 2009

The past week has been Open Access Week, celebrating the unrestricted sharing of research results via the internet for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. From the Open Access week website: Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, and it’s gaining ever more momentum around the [...] … Read More

Peer review - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Sep 06, 2009

Recently I was asked by a scientific journal to review an article that had been sent to them. This is pretty standard procedure for journals, and every scientist will know what I am talking about. For those non-scientists, peer review is a way of ensuring (or rather, trying to ensure) quality in scientific publication. If someone writes an article and … Read More