Today’s Open and Shut roundup kick’s off with a talk by Jonathan Eisen at the BOSC meeting 2012. For those of you familiar with Jonathan Eisen you’re likely to know two things: (1) he’s an evolutionary biologist and (2) he’s editor-in-chief of the [totally awesome] open access journal PLoS Biology. Choice quote: “The impact factor is not the goal. The goal is to publish scientific results that are technically sound. And that, after things are published, rather than before, we can evaluate whether they are important or interesting”. There are plenty of other gems littered throughout the talk. So, on that note, go and check out the video:
- The Blob versus the Blog: arguing how social media is changing science
- Predatory Open-Access Journals?
- Communicating in the age of the internet
- Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?
- Taking stock of the Creative Commons Experiment: Monitoring the Use of Creative Commons Licenses and Evaluating Its Implications for the Future of Creative Commons and for Copyright Law
- SPARC Europe’s response to the Finch Report
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