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What I learned at the National Science Foundation

Here are some things I learned last week at NSF while serving on the Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences. I expect every time I go I’ll learn something new, but in some ways what a beginner learns first can be … Continue reading

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The scandal of the Research Works Act and for-huge-profit publishers like Elsevier

Review can be broken down into two general categories, first, the work done by professionals that evaluate papers, along with the editors who choose who evaluates, then make the final decision, and, second, the entities that choose the editors and provide the software for the reviewing process. The first category is generally performed by academic professionals who do not get extra pay for editorial and reviewing work, so we can say it is paid for by their universities and their research grants, whoever is paying their salaries. Continue reading

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