What can I share? Here at figshare, we appreciate that the name can sometime be misleading. It literally means the sharing of figures, nothing to do with the fruit. Last weekend at scifoo, this topic of conversation came up with Michael Nielsen, who wondered if people may just think that we host static images.
Feb 24th, 2012 by The Editors Evolutionary Foundations for Medicine and Public Health: Focus on Infection and Cancer August 6-10 at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine Registration now open CME credit available The Evolution & Medicine Review » Blog Archive » Evolutionary Medicine Course August 6-10 at Mt. Desert Island
Three Finnish researchers have created an online service that could eventually replace or supplement the current way journals get scientists to peer review submitted manuscripts. Already partnered with the ecology journal Ecography, published by Wiley, Peerage of Science is an innovative social network of scientists to which researchers submit their manuscripts; other members with relevant expertise, alerted by keywords in the papers, will then provide reviews that scientific journals can use to decide whether to publish the work. University of Jyväskylä and the University of Eastern Finland, where the three creators of the service are based, have sponsored the company founded to further build up the service this year. Online Social Network Seeks to Overhaul Peer Review in Scientific Publishing
Scientists, Fight For Access! | EvoEcoLab Ask many scientists what they believe separates the pursuit of scientific inquiry from most everything else and you’ll get a wide range of open-ended, flowery, idealistic, and nearly altruistic, statements like ”unlock the mysteries of the world”, “the thrill of discovery”, “making a meaningful contribution to society”, or “improving people’s lives”. No matter how you cut it, scientists tend to agree that science is an important framework for systematically establishing the validity of claims by relying on evidence. Scientists’ idealism is honorable, and genuinely heartfelt. Few other groups of people really do want the change the world in such a positive, progressive manner.
Access to information is crucial for science
MyDivvi Dear MyDivvi ambassadors we are proud to announce that we have reached the moment that we are ready for the next phase of MyDivvi. We want to thank you for taking your time to share your feedback, suggestions and comments which helped us tremendously. We recognize that we have a great idea!
DOAJ has migrated to a new, open source platform! Take a look around; we welcome your feedback. You may notice that the number of journals in DOAJ has dropped from 10 027 to 9804.
Pas un nouveau journalisme scientifique, mais un nouveau journalisme L’association française Acrimed organise le 8 décembre un débat intitulé « Un autre journalisme scientifique est-il possible? ». Elle s’inquiète, à juste titre, que les sciences soient chroniquement marginalisées dans nos médias, « reléguées dans des rubriques secondaires ».
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Group blogs: BMJ Web Development Blog » Blog Archive » BMJ Group journal articles now contain ‘Citing articles via Web of Science’ links 8 Apr, 11 | by Claire Bower, Digital Comms Manager, @clairebower With users increasingly viewing articles as ’portals to greater information’, BMJ Group has introduced a new collaboration with ISI Web of Science, the multidisciplinary bibliographic database tool. All of our journal articles now include the exact number of citations for each article being viewed, as well as a direct link to the list of citing articles on ISI Web of Science. Have a look at the screenshot below, which displays the exact location of these ‘Citing article via Web of Science’ links at article-level. The technology that permits users to navigate from the ISI Web of Science to participating publishers’ full text journal content has been around for a while.
Wiley Open Access Wiley Open Access is an initiative from Wiley to drive quality peer reviewed publishing with speed and efficiency through open access publication. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members. Find out more
Oxford Open | Oxford Open participating titles Titles participating in the Oxford Open scheme are broadly included in one of two open access models, either full or optional open access. All open access articles are automatically deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) by Oxford Journals. The journals included in this automated process have been determined by PMC, based on subject area. All Oxford Open content at PMC. The majority of Oxford Journals offer the optional open access model.
Journal of Biology has now been fused with BMC Biology under the title BMC Biology. The fused journal will maintain and build on the strengths of both journals, publishing high-quality research across all of biology, as well as authoritative and topical review and comment. Find out more here about BMC Biology features and editorial policy. Sign up for BMC Biology alerts. Journal of Biology
Many are quick to criticize the peer review process, but are there any viable alternatives? Anyone who doubts the inefficiencies and flaws of the current peer-review system would do well to read a review article published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (Dec 2011) and evaluated for F1000 by Gary Aston-Jones and David Moorman. The article, entitled “Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal” by Dwight Kravitz and Chris Baker of the National Institute of Mental Health at the US NIH, highlights several serious problems with the scientific publishing machine. How to overhaul peer review and scientific publishing