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Should we still give taxonomic authorities?

I have before me the reviews for a submission of mine, and the handling editor has provided an additional stipulation:

Authority and date should be provided for each species-level taxon at first mention.

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Another day, another Elsevier power-grab

As explained in careful detail over at Stupid Patent of the Month, Elsevier has applied for, and been granted, a patent for online peer-review. The special sauce that persuaded the US Patent Office that this is a new invention is… 240 more words

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Barbra Streisand, Elsevier, and Sci-Hub

Thirteen years ago, Kenneth Adelman photographed part of the California coastline from the air. His images were published as part of a set of 12,000 in the  301 more words

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Simple metrics in a complex world: Matt's pessimistic take on the LWM

This is the fourth in a series of posts on how researchers might better be evaluated and compared. In the first post, Mike introduced his… 1,421 more words

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Choosing parameters for the Less Wrong Metric (LWM)

You’ll remember that in the last installment (before Matt got distracted and wrote about archosaur urine), I proposed a general schema for aggregating scores in several metrics, terming the result an LWM or Less Wrong Metric. 700 more words

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The Less Wrong Metric (LWM): towards a not wholly inadequate way of quantifying the value of research

I said last time that my new paper on Better ways to evaluate research and researchers proposes a family of Less Wrong Metrics, or LWMs for short, which I think would at least be an improvement on the present ubiquitous use of impact factors and H-indexes. 705 more words

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