CRAP paper accepted by journal – Amusing read!!

When I first read through this article, I was amused and found it funny. But later it struck me, the sad state of science in which one has to survive and succeed.

CRAP paper accepted by journal – opinion – 11 June 2009 – New Scientist

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Quartz PDF plugin for Firefox

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If your job involves dealing with PDFs on a daily basis, then here is a tip for Mac users (only)!

Yes, I know you love safari and that it’s a very elegant browser which loads up pdfs on the fly with Preview but then I’m sure that there are enough firefox users out there who would like things to work the same way in their world too. The wait is over with the Quartz PDF plugin which is a mac only extension/addon for firefox that makes pdf handling just the breeze it is in safari. It just makes me forget that I’m working with firefox (provided you’re running the appropriate theme 😉 Do yourselves a favour and get rid of that pdf download plugin!

All about Open Access

open accessPLOS Biology has come out with a very interesting and informative Editorial on Open Access. I must confess that my knowledge of Open Access was just what the words suggest – free access to research publications. But after going through this editorial i have learnt what true Open Access is all about, and definitely its not just about free access to the research publications. An indispensable read.