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Researchers: do your damned job

I am just about out of patience with academic departments putting up endless idiot arguments about open access.

Bottom line: we pay you good money out of the public purse to do highly desirable job where you get to work on what you love — jobs that have tens or dozens of candidates for every post. 141 more words

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How should I cite my old/new diversity preprint?

Recently, I published an old manuscript of mine as a PeerJ Preprint.

I wrote this paper in 2003-4, and it was rejected without review when I submitted it back then. 319 more words

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My scientific media diet, the arborization of science, and the Red Queen

I was reading a rant on another site about how pretentious it is for intellectuals and pseudo-intellectuals to tell the world about their “media diets” and it got me thinking–well, angsting–about my scientific media diet. 2,014 more words

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Mike Taylor's ESOF2014 talk: should science always be open?

As recently noted, it was my pleasure and privilege on 25 June to give a talk at the ESOF2014 conference in Copenhagen (the EuroScience Open Forum). 1,915 more words

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New (but very old) preprint: A survey of dinosaur diversity by clade, age, place of discovery and year of description

Today, available for the first time, you can read my 2004 paper A survey of dinosaur diversity by clade, age, place of discovery and year of description… 651 more words

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