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Why we need to better educate the public about science–and stop bill “S. 1973, The Basic Research Act”

The 20th and 21st centuries have arguably been the “Golden Age” for science in the US and other developed countries. Within a generation we have gone from people routinely dying as a result of simple bacterial infections to the power … Continue reading

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Paying for peer review? No thanks, I’m outta here…

I spent Friday traveling west of Omaha to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in of course, Kearney, Nebraska–about 3 hours west of Omaha. The University of Nebraska has 4 major campuses: 1) The University of Nebraska Medical Center (where … Continue reading

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Call for Papers?

A few days ago I received an email from “The American International Journal of Contemporary Research“–now there’s an oxymoronic journal title: American International. Make up your minds! Apparently, this journal is not good at ‘making up its mind,’ as the … Continue reading

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Are scientists becoming an endangered species? The way we live–now

What spurred me to put pen-to-paper, if that phrase has any remaining meaning, was reading about the recent proposals at the US National Institutes of Health to again revamp the grant review system. The previous revamp, just several years ago, … Continue reading

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In defense of journal hierarchy

Plagued with an unbelievably busy schedule, I have been a mostly passive follower of the excellent dialog that has resulted from several outstanding blogs on the peer review system, many of them “high impact blogs” by my esteemed colleague, Dr. … Continue reading

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However…

Have you ever had a manuscript was accepted unconditionally without any revisions? In speaking with many scientists, it turns out that this seems to be a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Indeed, it has happened to me but once. A … Continue reading

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Peer review and the “ole boys network”

A lot has been said about peer review, recently by Frank here, here and here, by Richard here, here and here, by Sylvia and by others. So what more can I add? Like democracy, it’s not ideal, but compared the … Continue reading

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Announcing: the first documented Occam’s Typewriter scientific collaboration

I am very pleased to announce–after many months of work, revisions, and re-revisions–(to the best of my knowledge) the first scientific collaboration born out of Occam’s Typewriter. After all, in addition to all the peripheral fun of being a scientist … Continue reading

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There is peer review, and then there is this…

Dear Dr. Steve Caplan It is because of good wishes and blessings of scientists, editorial board members and well wishers like you, the Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology has now got International reputation. With your support, Journal of … Continue reading

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