Category Archives: On-line Journals

The dot Astronomy 6 Conference

For my last post of 2014, I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the on-line material about the dot Astronomy 6 Conference, held this year at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, on December 8-10. This annual meeting on on-line astronomy … Continue reading

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Introduction to the National Data Service Consortium

This week, I am attending the National Data Service (NDS) Consortium workshop, hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO on June 12 and 13 2014.  The NDS … Continue reading

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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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dot Astronomy 5 Conference From A Distance

Last week, the fifth annual dot Astronomy conference was held in Cambridge, MA. This event is a little different from other conferences: its goal is to advance the use of new compute technologies in the service of astronomy, from computing … 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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