Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
A Medical Publisher’s Unusual Prescription: Online Ads
By MILT FREUDENHEIM
Published: September 10, 2007
By some measures, the medical publishing world has met the advent of the Internet with a shrug, sticking to its time-honored revenue model of charging high subscription fees for specialized journals that often attract few, if any, advertisements.
Over the weekend, www.oncologySTAT.com went live. But now Reed Elsevier, which publishes more than 400 medical and scientific journals, is trying an experiment that stands this model on its head. Over the weekend it introduced a Web portal, www.OncologySTAT.com, that gives doctors free access to the latest articles from 100 of its own pricey medical journals and that plans to sell advertisements against the content.
etc., etc., etc.
Friday, September 7, 2007
"Dozens of academic papers containing apparently plagiarized work have been removed by moderators from arXiv, the popular preprint server where many physicists post their work before publication, Nature is reporting (subscription required). According to the article, 67 papers by 15 physicists at four Turkish universities were pulled after an examination of their content revealed that they 'plagiarize the works of others or contain inappropriate levels of overlap with earlier articles.'"
One of the accused authors, Mustafa Salti, has written for many prominent journals, so some of these articles might be plagiarized, too.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Science books in the Q's
Engineering books are in the T's.
We keep a list of the most recent new books received over the last three to four months.