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If I published in or reviewed for PLoS, I’d be pissed off too.

Cameron Neylon responds to the allegations that PLoS is a pay-to-play vanity press: That an author pays model has the potential to create a conflict of interest is clear. That is why, within reputable publishers, structures are put in place … Continue reading

30. April 2010 by Mr. Gunn
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Science Blogging Benefits Everyone

My colleague David Crotty has a rant at Bench Marks wherein he suggests that Nature’s blogging advocacy is just a shallow attempt to get more content for Nature Blogs, and that scientists blogging is just a fad that can’t replace … Continue reading

25. March 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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I’ve joined Mendeley as Community Liaison.

Reference managers and I have a long history. All the way back in 20041, when I was writing my first paper, my workflow went something like this: “I need to cite Drs. A, B, and C here. Now, where did … Continue reading

18. March 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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Could this be the Science Social Networking killer app?

There are tons of social tools for scientists online, and the somewhat lukewarm adoption is a subject of occasional discussion on friendfeed. The general consensus is that the online social tools, in general, which have seen explosive growth are the … Continue reading

13. February 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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Thompson Scientific has a closed science search engine.

They sent me a survey and asked me some simple questions, but I don’t think they asked me the right ones, so I’m going to give a free-form review here. I think it’s a great idea, and presents some features … Continue reading

24. June 2008 by Mr. Gunn
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I have reservations about WebCite

Via BBGM, I hear of WebCite, an on-demand Wayback Machine for web content cited within academic publications. It’s important to make sure that links to web content in academic publications don’t fail to resolve to their intended content over time, … Continue reading

15. November 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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More info on Blogging Peer-reviewed Research Reporting

Last week, Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting announced a post-aggregation system for posts discussing peer-reviewed research only. They didn’t give any details of exactly how the aggregation system would work, so I bugged the people behind it via email.

01. November 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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