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Groupe favorisant la mise en oeuvre de la publication en libre accès auprès des différents acteurs de la Recherche sur Montpellier.
Groupe favorisant la mise en oeuvre de la publication en libre accès auprès des différents acteurs de la Recherche sur Montpellier.

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Hear me 15 mins in - talking about social media at +Digital Science - learn about all the new tools you can use to improve your social media activities. 
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When did "scientist" become more common than "man of science"?

This Google Ngram has the answer. But guess before you look. 
http://goo.gl/zUT51u

Some other tidbits and quiz questions from the Ngram:

* "Man of letters" became more common than "man of science" about the same time that "scientist" became more common than "man of science". However, soon after that, "man of letters" and "man of science" declined in parallel, while "scientist" grew rapidly in frequency.

* "Scientist" peaked in the 20th century. But which decade? Again, guess before you look. It's been in decline ever since. 

* "Scholar" was more common than "scientist" until just about the same time in the 20th century when "scientist" peaked. After that, both terms declined in parallel.

* Which related term is the the most frequently used today? Hint: It was nearly unheard of until the mid-20th century. 

I create the Ngram to follow up +Melinda Baldwin's fascinating article in The Conversation, "How ‘man of science’ was dumped in favour of ‘scientist’." (Recommended.)
http://theconversation.com/how-man-of-science-was-dumped-in-favour-of-scientist-30132
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Open Access Heatmap : number of open access journals per country.@scinoptica 
http://www.scinoptica.com/pages/topics/open-access-heatmap.php
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Open Access Exhibit by MIP Library : to begin a conversation about access to information with the public http://www.lanthorn.com/r/b1597021 Grand Valley Lanthorn
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Please pardon our Labor Day (workers day of rest in the US) rudeness and irritation. Normal pleasantries will resume tomorrow!

But really, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science, a non-profit member organization), since when has it been okay to ignore the legitimate concerns of the research community in regard to the business model of Science Advances, your first Open Access (OA) journal? 

For those of you who have not been following this story, here's a quick update:

1. Science magazine, a historic and high profile publication from the AAAS, announce a new publisher, Kent Anderson, well known for his anti-OA views. Community response? You've got to be kidding but we shall see. 

2. AAAS announce the business model for Science Advances. Community response? Err, why charge more for longer articles when there are no space limitations online? What's with charging more for a CC-BY license that permits the most re-use? And boy, if you add up all those different charges that's $5500 per article whereas ScienceOpen is $800, explain?

3. Community writes open letter to AAAS and expresses displeasure at Science Advances business model. AAAS response? Nothing. 

4. Community writes follow up letter to AAAS asking for reply. AAAS response? Zippo, then, corporate FAQ mysteriously appear. Community is confused, is this even a response?

5. Community gets a bit restless, starts talking to the media. Bingo, New Statesman covers story and possibly other major newspapers to come. 

Read and enjoy the rest of the holiday if you are in the US. If not, work hard and spread the story! 

http://www.newstatesman.com/science/2014/08/new-scientific-journal-science-advance-condemned-open-access-advocates

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Why should you use an ORCID id : http://ow.ly/AOBb6 
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PeerLibrary 0.3 is here featuring improved many improvements here and there. Try it our and give us #feedback http://tmblr.co/Z8o_yq1PmbXCj 
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