How Open-Access Journals Are Transforming Science

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How Open-Access Journals Are Transforming Science

They base tenure and award decisions in large part on how many articles a researcher publishes, and on the reputations of the publishers. To encourage a switch in researchers' thinking, PLOS's first journal, PLOS Biology, attempted to emulate what Eisen describes as the “snooty” journals such as
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Stuck on stupid? Don't be, general's new book implores

That blunt commonsense that retired Army Gen. Russel Honoré delivered to desperate New Orleans neighborhoods during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is made available between two covers in a book Acadian House Publishers will reveal Friday at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau.
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Oldsmar mom creating a publishing empire through “Good Living”

After sitting down for a lengthy conversation with Pam Settle, an Oldsmar mother and publisher of “Good Living” magazine, two things became abundantly clear: she's a smart and resourceful woman, and she's passionate about helping other parents raise healthy, happy children. A journalism major and
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Film Review: Voyeur

(That's less shocking than it might appear, if one remembers Talese lived in a nudist colony for several months and indulged in what a pre-AIDS culture called free love while researching his 1981 bestseller about sexual mores in America, Thy Neighbor's Wife.) Talese has faced criticism for letting Foos'
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December 1 ~ Free Noontime Organ Music at National City Christian Church

Fri., Dec. 1st (12:15-1pm): The free, 45-minute)Friday lunch hour pipe organ recital series at National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, NW continues with Gaithersburg, Maryland organist Chuyoung Suter performing works of Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck, and Petr Eben. These performances
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Don't be the Guy Wearing the Fake Rolex: Support Ads.txt

No publisher wants imitators siphoning off ad dollars by hawking their inventory, and no advertiser wants to waste money on a counterfeit; they want to reach real audiences and reward publishers directly for their original content. For buyers, resold inventory isn't brand-safe and worse, can even cheapen
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Sandhills Publishing Announces Cyber Center Grand Opening At Global Headquarters In Lincoln …

LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 30, 2017 — Sandhills Publishing will open the newest facility on its global headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, next week. The Cyber Center will be the third LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-certified building on campus. The new addition is part of a
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Filling the city's doughnut hole: Making heavenly creations with everything from creme brule to …

(And Columbus loves its bacon doughnuts as combinations that included bacon are the top sellers at three of the five in this story.) The delectable is attractive beyond the breakfast hours, too. The Columbus Craft Beer Alliance ran a successful series of 14 beer-and-doughnut events at craft breweries for
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Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Announces 2017 Writing Grant Recipients

The Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation have announced that they will each commit $3 million over the next three years in support of finding creative solutions to diversify curatorial and management staff in art museums across the United States. The $6 million initiative was launched in
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Doctor sentenced to prison for writing illegal prescriptions

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports a federal judge Wednesday indicted Dr. Rafael Beier on 71 counts of conspiracy, drug distribution and distributing opiates to people under the age of 21, for writing illegal prescriptions from 2011-14. Several of the counts were dismissed in the course of the proceedings.
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Studentreasures Awards $3000 in Classroom Grants to Six Teachers for Fall Publishing Projects

TOPEKA, Kan.–(Business Wire)–Studentreasures Publishing has awarded $500 each to six teachers in six states, kicking off its annual grant program. The company, which sparks kids' imagination through its free school publishing programs, awards grants to teachers and schools October through
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Dropbox acquires Verst team, publishing platform will shut down on Dec. 21

The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. The startup actually started life as DWNLD, a platform that transformed websites into mobile apps. It raised a $12 million Series A led by Grelock Partners before shifting focus to Verst, which
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Gwyneth Paltrow is taking her lifestyle and e-commerce brand Goop to Snapchat

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle and e-commerce website Goop is the latest entrant on Snapchat Discover. Goop will publish a weekly digital magazine on women's lifestyle on the platform every Friday starting December 1. Goop was launched as a newsletter in 2008, and has since expanded into its own
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2 Tech Companies That Crushed It on Black Friday Weekend

The company sold more of its own devices than on any other holiday shopping weekend, and its Echo Dot was the top-selling product on Amazon globally. Other top-sellers included Amazon's Fire TV Stick, the second-generation Amazon Echo, and the Fire 7 tablet. Even Amazon's Kindle had its best
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Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon to host Rose Parade 2018 livestream for Amazon Prime

Cattigan is apparently a former Miss Arizona and Miss America runner-up, who has written several best-sellers on relationships, marriage and wellness, among other topics. Tish is also well known for her “stint as assistant D.A. Keller on L.A. Law.” She lives in Southern California with her husband Brent,
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Student Voice: Suggestion to avoid high textbook prices

Accounting professor Michael Granof, writing in 2007 for The New York Times, has an interesting idea about how colleges and textbook publishers could ease this financial burden. Granof's idea would be for a publisher to license textbooks to a college directly in the form of an e-book; the college would
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Publishing at DH2017 (Montréal)

The conference demonstrated a wide variety of computational, visual, and interactive scholarship that demands new modes of publication. The somewhat random developments that follow might not be news to anyone at this point, but taken together, they remind us that scholarly publishing in its current
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Amazon: Cyber Monday Was Biggest Shopping Day Ever

The best-selling product on Cyber Monday was the Amazon-branded Echo Dot smart speaker, a voice-activated mini speaker that started selling in hundreds of Whole Foods Market grocery stores following the close of Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition in August. The international retailer indicates that
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North County Restaurant Offering On-Site Childcare

Newly opened in San Marcos is Landon's Gourmet Kitchen, a restaurant that provides on-site childcare along with “fresh, farm-to-table cooking.“Our goal is provide a positive experience for both the parents and children. It's a kid-friendly concept and also provides a great night out for parents,” says
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It's the 2017 Genealogy Holiday Gift Guide!

The paperback retails for $49.95 and is available through the Genealogical Publishing Co. … Included with the kit are an acid-free archival box along with some file folders, disposable gloves, envelopes, polyester enclosures, a 12-generation tree chart and a guide for conducting oral history interviews.
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