An Open Access Story: What is the most cited source on Wikipedia

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Wikipedia articles contain references that enables fact checking. This is the backbone that makes Wikipedia a reliable source and not simply an authority telling you what is correct. Verifiability matters … In Wikipedia, verifiability means that other people using the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable source. Wikipedia does not publish … Read more

The quiet scientific revolution … bypassing Elsevier paywalls

A rather frustrating reality for those not lucky enough to have access via a University account are the barriers that exist around many scientific papers. You might perhaps be looking into some topic and would be interested in reading a peer-reviewed paper, but then when you search, you find that it sits behind a paywall put up by … Read more

Scientific Pirates – rebels with a cause

Now here is an interesting twist on things, and yet if you think about it, not really a surprise. There now exist websites that provides free access to scientific articles that normally reside behind paywalls, and so the official publisher, Elsevier, has responded by filing a complaint at a New York district court against Library Genesis (LibGen) and at this URL, but … Read more

Winston Hide, associate editor of Genomics, quits in protest

Winston Hide is the associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. There he specialises in the bioinformatics of genomic approaches to public health. He also used to be the associate editor of Genomics, a top tier peer-reviewed scientific journal, but no longer is because he … Read more