Predatory journals

I had my first Twitter controversy. So: @StuartJRitchie @FrontiersIn is a predatory open access journal. Publication fee is 1600€ t.co/zxdCppVR0J t.co/BUCXliIXwG — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) September 27, 2014 @KirkegaardEmil @StuartJRitchie you do realize that you are paying ~5000 per article for 'normal' journals? Nothing predatory about it — rogier kievit (@rogierK) September 28,…

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Review: Bad Pharma

www.goodreads.com/book/similar/19171192-bad-pharma-how-drug-companies-mislead-doctors-and-harm-patients lib.free-college.org/view.php?id=864114   Having already read Peter Gøtzsche’s Dødelig medicin og organiseret kriminalitet: Hvordan medicinalindustrien har korrumperet sundhedsvæsenet. Art People, 2013, this book did not bring so much new. However, it did present things better than Gøtzsche did. To be fair, he focused mostly on proving that the farma industry are organized criminals. I agree,…

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Review: Making sense of heritability

Download: www.libgen.net/search.php?search_type=magic&search_text=making+sense+of+heritability&submit=Dig+for   This is a GREAT book, which goes down to the basics about heritability and the various claims people have made against it. Highly recommended. Best book of the 29 i have read this year.   The denial of genetically based psychological differences is the kind of sophisti- cated error normally accessible only…

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Why Open Access is a moral imperative

i hav riten about it befor, but here is som mor i came acros. Found via: www.techdirt.com/articles/20130117/03040821712/scientist-explains-why-putting-research-behind-paywall-is-immoral.shtml For general public: www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jan/17/open-access-publishing-science-paywall-immoral www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417576&c=1 www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research Background material for the curious: Blog series: svpow.com/2009/06/01/choosing-a-journal-for-the-neck-posture-paper-why-open-access-is-important/ svpow.com/2011/09/29/researchers-stop-doing-free-work-for-non-open-journals/ svpow.com/2011/10/17/collateral-damage-of-the-non-open-reviewing-boycott/ svpow.com/2012/01/30/what-is-a-private-sector-research-work/ svpow.com/2012/03/30/my-rcuk-submission/ svpow.com/2012/05/17/see-this-is-why-publishers-irritate-me-so-much/ svpow.com/2012/05/18/publishers-versus-everyone/ svpow.com/2012/10/16/publish-means-make-public-paywalls-are-the-opposite-of-publishing/ Other: drvector.blogspot.dk/2007/02/reason-317-to-be-depressed-journal.html www.scottaaronson.com/writings/journal.html www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=911

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Review: Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science (Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont)

Fashionable Nonsense, Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science – Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont ebook download pdf free   The book contains the best single chapter on filosofy of science that iv com across. very much recommended, especially for those that dont like filosofers’ accounts of things. alot of the rest of the book is devoted to…

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