Category Archives: Open Access
Dear Professor X, Thank you for the invitation to review for the Journal of X. I appreciate the work you do and have done for the X community. That said, I have decided not to review for Elsevier journals unless the … Continue reading
Dan is giving a talk today at the 2014 NIAID bioinformatics festival. The meeting is being live streamed from the NIH campus. If you’d like a preview, the slides are now available on slideshare.
PLOS has announced some changes to their publishing policies, and these changes are great news. The new PLOS policies will go a significant way towards encouraging open data and open source. Although the announcement itself is somewhat vague on the … Continue reading
Science magazine (a closed-access publisher) does a “sting” on crappy OA journals (and boy are there lots of these), and Michael Eisen points out how this sting is more about how crappy peer review is at catching bad science (even at … Continue reading
In 1998, Open Science seemed like a pretty obvious projection of basic scientific principles into the digital age. I didn’t think the ideas would meet much, if any, resistance from the scientific community. And in October 1999, Brookhaven National … Continue reading
Congratulations to new White House “Champions of Change” for Open Science - all well-deserved! It is fantastic to see Open Science getting public and welcome recognition from OSTP. A number of other great people from the Open Science movement will be at … Continue reading
I’m giving a poster in a few days about openscience.org, and it has been a very long time since I’ve had to make a poster. This one turned out quite text-heavy, but I wanted to make a few arguments that … Continue reading
The White House just posted a new policy memorandum in response to the Open Access petition: Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. This is great news for Open Science!
Do you want to know how to measure DNA contour lengths using ImageJ? Perhaps you want to stain a C. Elegans embryo for imaging? Or possibly, you might want to test whether or not you have gotten an immune response using ELISA? Martin … Continue reading
Fantastic comic / video by Jorge Cham on Open Access over at PhD Comics: www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1533 The voices behind the video are Jonathan Eisen and Nick Shockey (director of the Right to Research Coalition), and the discussion covers the insanity of … Continue reading