Monthly Archives: June 2010

Prizes and anniversaries

Yesterday I attended BioMedCentral’s 10th anniversary celebrations and research awards. Yes, it is a whole ten years ago that Vitek Tracz created his novel publishing business model of “author pays” open access, or “gold” open access as it is sometimes … Continue reading

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From Sci-Mate to Mendeley – a brief history of reference managers

This is an edited version of an article I wrote for the April issue of eLucidate, the UKEIG Newsletter. The bibliographic reference is the foundation of scholarship. A reference is a surrogate for knowledge, a surrogate for research results that … Continue reading

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