Category Archives: Journals

Why Do We Still Have Journals?

This the title of an editorial essay by Gerald Davis (Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), in Administrative Science Quarterly. His essay was concerned with journals in social science, but I think many of the issues he … Continue reading

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Peer Review as a Service: It’s not about the journal

This is a repost of an article I found very interesting, and is reproduced here with the permission of the authors Chris Lintott  Stuart Lynn, Robert Simpson  & Arfon Smith. The original post is at theoj.org/?utm_content=bufferfdc41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer This post sets out … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – The Denouement

The  Astroinformatics 2013 meeting, hosted  by CSIRO, is now over. This successful conference discussed advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. The agenda is here, along with a nearly complete list of  presentations, and … Continue reading

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Astronomy and Computing: A New Peer Reviewed Astronomy Journal

Some of my posts here have expressed my long held view that astronomy needs a journal devoted to the application of computer science/IT to astronomy. There are I think two reasons why such a journal is needed. One is that … Continue reading

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Unproceedings from the .Astronomy4 Conference, Heidelberg, July 2012

Broadly speaking, the .Astronomy conference series aims to bring together astronomers, software engineers and educators who wish to explore how to use “Web 2.0” technologies to serve astronomy and astronomy outreach. The conferences are by design interactive and informal, with … Continue reading

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The Architecture of the RunMyCode platform

Several weeks again, I published a post on RunMyCode, a platform for publishing code and data associated with papers. After verification by the project staff, the code is run on a  remote server but controlled from a web page.  Several … Continue reading

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The Public Library of Science: Open Access Journals, and Advice For Scientists

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit open-access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license.  I learned of this organization the other day from … Continue reading

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