Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Open Science?

Access to scientific literature is very important for the scientific research and education in developing countries. As a result of different projects a large collection of e-journals is now available for researchers in developing countries. The number of Open Access Journals is growing steadily. About 13,000 scientific journals are now available in the Open Science Directory. When all the special program journals will be included, the Open Science Directory will contain more than 20,000 titles.

Open Science Directory

Nature, Science, Cell - are you listening?

Science 2.0 - Is Open Access Science the Future? Scientific American, April 18 2008:
Meanwhile [Timo] Hannay has been taking the Nature group into the Web 2.0 world aggressively. “Our real mission isn’t to publish journals but to facilitate scientific communication,” he says. Among the efforts are Nature Network, a social network for scientists; Connotea, a social bookmarking site for research references patterned on the popular site; and Nature Precedings, a Web site where researchers can comment on unpublished manuscripts, presentations and other documents.

Bullsh*t! When did NPG become a non-profit charity?

1 comment:

  1. Thnx AJC,

    Don't think I was aware of the Open Science Directory before.

    With regards to NPG, I think the likes of Hannay and others from Nature that have attended SciFoo etc. should be applauded for their efforts .

    Here's a recent short podcast from Mike Sefang in Australia that is relevant and worth a listen. Hannay spells out many things. From memory though, you may have to listen to the following in full. There is a link to that podcast above.

    "Wilbanks, John (2007) panel discussion Web2.0 & Semantic Web - Impact on scientific publishing, SXSW07."