Category: Science

2012 Impact Factor Wars

It’s that time of year again, when I post my list of selected impact factors. Controversial as impact factors are, they remain the main way in which journal quality is judged. The higher the impact factor, the more sought after...

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Mendeletion

How would people react if Starbucks bought their favorite local coffee shop? Or if Halliburton bought Greenpeace? Or if the Rebel Alliance… allied itself with the Galactic Empire? Judging by the outburst of the online scientific community one would think...

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Systems Biology Conferences 2013

Time for my annual post on systems biology conferences. This is becoming a bit of a tradition, after my corresponding posts in 2012 and 2011. As always, I am not claiming that this list is comprehensive, but I do make...

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Systems Biology Conferences 2012

The year is well under way, so this post is very, very delayed. Still, I wanted to keep going with last year’s effort, so here is my version of the Systems Biology Conferences post for 2012. This list can never...

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Belated² 2010 Impact Factors

The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for 2010 have been out for months, but I only just now got around to creating this post. This is miles away from my World Cup of Impact Factors post from a year ago, which...

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World Cup of Impact Factors

The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for 2009 were published this week. To the constant chagrin of many scientists, these are outdated even as they are made public (for example, the Impact Factors for 2009 were just published in the middle...

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