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Another Start-up Bites the Dust: Elsevier Buys Mendeley

When TechCrunch reported that there were talks going on between Elsevier and Mendeley this January, I did not want to believe it. Being an ardent user and advocate of the platform, I wanted it to stay out of the clutches of Big Pub. But it is now official, Mendeley has been acqui-hired by Elsevier for… Keep Reading

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Aaron Swartz’s Guerilla Open Access Manifesto

Largely credited to Aaron Swartz, this has also found an in depth criticism in Peter Suber’s now archived, Earlham.edu blog on Open Access. I am reproducing it, in memory of the deceased Swartz, as a reminder of the duty that befalls us all. Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there… Keep Reading

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#Anonymous Hack MIT Sites: In Memoriam, Aaron Swartz

The online vigilante justice group, anonymous, has hit out at the MIT for the role they purportedly played in bringing about the demise of Aaron Swartz. They took down the Cogeneration Project page and another page which seems to not be loading now. They apologized for taking the Cogen project page down and launched the… Keep Reading

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Social Peer Review: The IJMI Breaks New Ground

With an innovative move to have open peer review of submissions to the IJMI on the G+ community (closed and available only to the members of the group, who are invited by the Moderator/Editor of the Group), they have broken new ground. Now open peer review is nothing new. The BMJ has, amongst many other… Keep Reading

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PeerJ Calls for Papers: Disruptive Innovation in Open Access

I have been very excited about PeerJ ever since Peter Binfield took up the challenge of bringing down the costs of publication in an online, open access environment a few months ago. I wrote about it, expressed my skepticism at the “starting at 99$” tag, but nonetheless, was fascinated by the audacious claim of bringing… Keep Reading

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Peter Binfield Leaves PLOSONE to Found A Novel OA Journal

Peter Binfield joined PLoS ONE in March 2008, when the journal was merely a new fangled concept looked on with a lot of suspicion. Certain editors were worried that it would become the dumping ground for rejected papers because of its policy to publish all methodologically and scientifically sound papers without any concern about its… Keep Reading

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