While in graduate school I was constantly frustrated with the status quo of scientific research. This includes everything from the incentive structure of academia to data sharing policies. Heck, I even saw lab members refuse to share data with each other.
After leaving academia I started to learn about the open science movement and preprints. I saw a need for a preprint search engine so I decided to go ahead and try to make one. PrePubMed was the result.
Mishandled criticism of PLOS ONE
Posted March 4th, 2016 in Blog
I thought it was unfair for scientists to criticize a journal for one mistake given how many papers contain scientific errors at high profile journals, and thought the criticism might galvanize PLOS ONE to be more transparent and truly open access, but as you will see in the next post, they failed miserably and are truly a complete joke of a journal.
PLOS ONE has become what it hates
Posted March 21st, 2016 in Blog
I am absolutely disgusted with how PLOS ONE reacted to #CreatorGate, and thankfully if you look at the comments at the online article there are some people who agree with me. Was this simply an overreaction, or was this a sign of deeper problems at PLOS? You can decide for yourself, but from where I'm sitting it looks pretty damning.
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