As the whole academic world is lamenting the loss of knowledge to paywalls, there are a bunch of unscrupulous people who are trying to mint money off the OA wave. In what has been termed “Predatory” Open Access by Jeffrey Beal in his fantastic review in The Charleston Advisor, the ploy for these posers has … Continue reading OAW 2011: “Predatory” Open Access–Making Hay When the Sun Shines
Month: October 2011
Grand Rounds Time AGAIN!
Another Grand Rounds is up. This time over at Laika’s MedLibLog, and once again, one of my posts has been put up. Thanks for giving me some jostling space with the most wonderful bloggers on healthosphere! Meanwhile, today is Diwali, the celebration of lights (and sounds), and hence ever since I woke up, my Mom … Continue reading Grand Rounds Time AGAIN!
OAW 2011: So You Hit A Paywall?
This is in celebration of the Open Access Week, which is celebrated all across the globe between October 24 – 30 every year. This year, since I am no longer in medical school, I will not be able to organize an event on the grounds but will try my best to see if I can … Continue reading OAW 2011: So You Hit A Paywall?
What Flies in KVPY: A Sample Project
I have been getting a deluge of requests to post some examples of the type of projects that have been selected. While it is a bit of a chore to track down the folks who got through and ask them for their project abstracts (most people are not so open minded about handing out unpublished … Continue reading What Flies in KVPY: A Sample Project
The Wait is Over: Gaddafi’s Money is MINE!
Cue evil laughter, along the lines of: “Bwahahahaha…” Why? Look at this: Oops, I meant this: From: Mr MICHEAL JOHNSON SMITH <email@example.com> Date: 2011/10/24 Subject: CONFIDENTIAL RESPOND!! To: MY Dear, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise … Continue reading The Wait is Over: Gaddafi’s Money is MINE!