Category Archive: publishing

Sep
15

Minding the gaps in tuberculosis research – What Science Translational Medicine

Today I received the link for the recent article (Minding the gaps in tuberculosis research) with Joel Freundlich at Rutgers and Eric Nuermberger at Johns Hopkins. The article is free for 50 days from today, which I think is a very useful idea by Elsevier to make their article available for a while, get some …

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Sep
09

Rethinking what I need in a journal and how I read papers

Last week I was invited at the behest of a major society (the ACS) that has lots of journals, to chat with a consultant – “The objective is to better understand the role┬áscientific publications play in the research community.” – that piqued my interest so I agreed. The discussion happened today, and I felt like …

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Aug
25

PLOS paper going viral?

There is just too much going on now with the whole Ebola virus outbreak and the ALS Ice bucket challenge to really use the word “viral”, but I will use it regardless. Last Thursday at 2pm a small editorial co-authored with Ethan Perlstein went live at PLOS Computational Biology about ten simple rules for live …

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Aug
18

Rare diseases collection at F1000Research

I have mentioned previously that I have the honor to edit a collection of articles for F1000Research. So here is your chance if you are in the rare disease community and you have something you want to publish..do it now! Having published previously in F1000Research with collaborators I found the process was simple compared to …

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Apr
21

Testing reviewer veracity – Proposing new ways to ensure your grants and papers are read

Veracity – 1. truthfulness, honesty. 2. Accuracy. (The concise Oxford Dictionary, 1990). Life imitates art and art imitates life, not a single day goes by without some form of inspiration coming from the rest of the scientific community. Whether this is people emailing, tweeting, blogging or reviewing papers or grants. I know we are increasingly …

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Apr
17

Finally after 18 years – Time for a Research Statement

Its been something I continually grapple with. As a non academic doing a diverse range of scientific projects how could I come up with a vision statement (if indeed I needed one as I have managed for 18 years without one). A few days ago I put a research statement together. I think it basically …

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Apr
16

Landmark study on fibromuscular dysplasia may point to potential treatments

Nearly two months ago I wrote briefly about the rare disease fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) for which there has been virtually no information on disease mechanism published for 40 years. Yesterday Sarah Kucharski (FMD Chat, CEO/Chairman & Founder) pointed me to a brand new paper from Dr. Nazli McDonnell et al (National Inst of Aging) . …

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Apr
09

Publishing on rare diseases with F1000Research

This little post starts with a little matter of writing the RDCRN grant proposal on CMT and GAN last year with my colleagues Lori Sames, Allison Moore and Renee Arnold. Pretty soon after finishing this we realized we had written so much text that maybe we should write an opinion piece for a journal so …

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Mar
26

What am I getting for free from the ACS?

Well today’s gift from my email inbox is as follows. I am not quite sure what I am getting for free from the ACS or even if this is something I would normally pay for. What makes this interesting is the work itself (will reveal all later) was not NIH funded nor in fact funded …

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Mar
25

New ACS initiative to encourage open access?

I just received the following email: Have you heard of ACS Author Rewards? ACS Author Rewards will provide the published corresponding author of each peer-reviewed article published in 2014 with two $750 credits (total rewards value of $1500 per article published). These credits can be applied (or shared with others for redemption) toward any future …

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