I asked a question on Twitter about whether or not people actually tried to read the peer-reviewed journal articles (not just the media releases), and if they encountered paywalls when they tried. This is what happened: [Click on the time/date to see the conversation] In case you don't want to read through the whole conversation, … Continue reading Do people outside of universities want to read peer-reviewed journal articles?
Upulie Divisekera, prolific tweeter and all-around awesome scientist, wanted to write a thing about open access and was nice enough to ask me for some help. The result, which you can find on Crikey and read for free, captures the costs of publishing and the avenues through which journal publishers make obscene operating profits. Long story … Continue reading On open access – practical issues
Here’s a little test for you - can you remember the phone number of your closest relative, partner or friend? For me, I can barely remember my own phone number and address. Here is an interesting article from Science. Sorry about the lack of open access. For those of us who aren’t psychologists or cognitive … Continue reading The Google effect: losing your ability to remember things