Category Archives: literature

Google Scholar is linking to alkaline quackery

Note: I have replaced links to the dodgy website with links to Snopes and Wikipedia instead. Google Scholar is linking to alkaline quackery Pseudoscience has no business being included in scholarly research so I was most alarmed to see this … Continue reading

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A small personal story on non-open science hypocrisy

<Minor late night typo edit and update. This story took place more than 13 years ago, before the current big push towards open data really took off> A few years ago we published a paper on the NMR solution structures … Continue reading

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When is sharing your or your labs research progress on Twitter oversharing?

One of the joys of Twitter for me is seeing people getting excited online when they get a paper accepted. Or a conference invitation. These are great things to short via a quick tweet. Sometimes, but not always, there are … Continue reading

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Wrinkles with RightsLink

[Update, 9.59PM, this time with the images!] So the last four posts on using the RightsLink™ website have thrown up some interesting contrasts between the way the major publishers use it as a gateway to granting permissions to reuse parts … Continue reading

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Reusing images from copyrighted journal articles Part 4: Wiley

Part 1: ACS Journals – Part 2: Elsevier Journals – Part 3: RSC Journals So after a short break, for the 4th post in this series I’m going to quickly look at the situation with reusing images from Wiley Journals. Firstly, a current … Continue reading

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Reusing images from copyrighted journal articles Part 3: RSC Journals

[Update. Hat tip to @Canageek for noting that the reproduction rights for the RSCs Open Access journal, Chemical Science, points to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC 3.0)] Part 1 of this series dealt with obtaining permissions … Continue reading

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Reusing images from copyrighted journal articles Part 2: Elsevier/ScienceDirect

As a followup to this morning’s post about obtaining permission to reproduce images from ACS journals, I thought I’d spend a small amount of time seeing how the situation was with Elsevier. Happily I had a 2009 J Mol Bio … Continue reading

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Reusing images from copyrighted journal articles Part 1

So prompted by a question by Jason Hoshikawa (‏@chemistinjapan) in the #RealTimeChem community on Twitter about the copyright issues surrounding reusing figures from journal articles in a conference poster I thought I’d do some digging around and see what the current situation … Continue reading

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Missing links in Open Access Science #1: Indexing

The push towards open publishing of academic research continues to gather pace with proponents of openness encouraged by signs from government research bodies often now requiring publications being made available via the various models available. As we enter this brave … Continue reading

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Chemistry Journals not indexed by Medline v.1.0

It seems like every year I have to repeat to people that the simple free and easy Pubmed is not the repository of all science. Fine for a quick search if you work in the chemistry/biology space but nowhere near … Continue reading

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