Category Archive: publishing

May
16

Dispensing errors and ‘dispensing errors’

It just occurred to me that my posts on our recent paper discussing ‘dispensing errors’ could have been confusing for some clinicians or pharmacists for which ‘dispensing errors’ is totally altogether different..such as giving people the wrong drug which they have been prescribed. Just thought I would clarify that up front. But things can get …

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May
13

A virtuous cycle

Since publishing a couple of papers in PLOS ONE (here and here) over the past few weeks and my respective blogs (here, here, here and here) there seems to be more interest than usual on this blog and much of this has been driven by attention from Derek Lowe’s In the Pipeline blog. I have summarized …

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May
09

My experiences with publishing at PLOS

I should begin by saying I really want to support the concept of open access. I read lots of papers that are open access, in particular in PLOS, BMC journals etc..I want to do everything I can to get people to be more open and make research accessible, I even encourage scientists to put their …

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May
06

Why does this issue still give me nightmares?

A week or so ago I was seriously contemplating giving up blogging after just a so-so level of interest over 2 years and a couple of spikes that really only corresponded to issues around database quality which is not even the main focus of of my research. My blog is by far not the most …

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May
02

Press releases that morph

I thought long and hard about publishing this blog, so it is with a sense of sadness and complete loss that I write these words. My interest in trying to publish in Open Access (OA) journals died yesterday. Yesterday should have been an exciting day with a new article coming out in an OA journal, …

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Mar
14

Why are papers on rare diseases from the FDA and NIH behind journal paywalls?

Hypothetically, lets just ask the question what would you do if you, a family member or a friend was diagnosed with a rare disease.. what would you do? If there was no cure where would the first place be that you would look for guidance? Wikipedia, Google probably would be first then these would point …

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Jan
31

Science Online 2013 – day 1 – keeps surprising me

What a day..I should say that a terrific storm last night contributed substantially to the exhaustion I am feeling as I write this so I will keep it short and expand more fully in future blogs. But I have to get my thoughts down as I filter my experiences through what I heard and said …

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Jan
30

Why we need Collaborative Drug Discovery

Lets get this out of the way before I start. Collaborative Drug Discovery is something that is very important to me. I am passionate about it. Predominantly because it has collaboration at the core and if we could all do more of this I think we could impact finding cures for so many diseases, neglected and …

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Jan
29

Preparing for Leading scientists towards openness

Since Antony Williams has introduced us as moderating a session at Science Online 2013 here are some more thoughts to get ideas going and some insight. Some slides to get you thinking and stoke discussion are here . Firstly why are we doing this? Last year there was some great discussion on open notebook science …

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Jan
25

ODDT getting some visibility in the rare disease community

Just issued.. an interview in Rare Disease Report with Alex Clark and myself on Open Drug Discovery Teams. We were very honored to be asked to answer some questions by James Radke and Peter Ciszewski and tell the community about ODDT. This is the kind of interiew that works for me, we are not cast as …

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