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The slums of scientific peer review

Take a gander at this. An investigator for Science mag, John Bohannon, pulls a sting operation to investigate predatory open-access journals. What he finds probably will not surprise you but it reveals a zone of rot in scientific peer review and publishing. Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?. On 4 July, good news arrived in the…

Well known publisher of critical thinking books secures big distribution deal

Excellent news. Prometheus Books strikes distribution deal with Random House Prometheus Books has entered a multi-year deal with Random House Publisher Services to have the publishing giant sell and distribute books it publishes, an arrangement that could greatly increase sales and the company’s profile in the publishing world. “This is really huge news for us;…