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Publication models in scientific research – journal publication a solution?

It’s really sad to read this article from SIAM president at end of year 2009.


It describes how metrics for scientific journal such as impact factor can be totally misleading, because of manipulation. And it alerts to the scientific communities about the long hidden story of integrity.

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Google’s playing with politics?

The official Google Blog: A New Approach to China


Wrestling with the Chinese government and Chinese philosophies-This could be a serious topic for technological companies, in the upcoming era of web-based computing and social service. Microsoft has not in fact encountered this problem, because its past  business in China has focussed on software and operating system retails. It’ll be interesting to see how Google and Microsoft survive and consolidate their web services in China. Personally Baidu is the last engine I want to try. Continue reading

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Yale News: Yale SOM Announces Largest Alumni Gift to Date




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Future publication models in scientific research

Or: Do we need to perform interdisciplinary research into “science of publication”? (… and hence another dozens of international conferences and journals?)

NIPS2009 has held a special session, addressing the problem of publication models in future machine learning research. How serious the problem is can be somehow reflected by the overwhelming responses from the community, which in turn is described as “simultaneous concerns as well as many simultaneous proposals” that even paralyzed the full conversation (John Langford’s ML blog).

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