Future of open access

The academe is battling with a similar issue as the rest of the society: information overflow. At the same time as increasing volumes of academic work are published in numerous forms and platforms, still primary focus of research funders and excellence rankings are on so-called top journals. These are the ones that reap the benefits: […]

4 pm

Summer warmth and slight drizzle. And no brolly, of course. Soon it’s time to leave the desk with all the unfinished work and rush to the nursery. The next weeks leading to holiday are full of deadlines to meet, conference visit to Edinburgh, and more deadlines. However, deadlines are goooood! They make us jump and […]

…the rain has gone!

It’s been too long since I wrote last. My friend starting a new blog just awoke me to this realization (TY dear!). The summer doesn’t really feel like a summer.. except no one else working away as hard as oneself. Not that I feel all that motivated each day either. Lucky the weather is nothing […]

Ready for holidays!

Meetings, planning and paper-writing will soon be set aside, as me and the family head toward Portugal this upcoming Saturday. Just having purchased an online Lonelyplanet book chapter it is hard to take my eyes off the street maps of Lisbon, directions to Sintra and the wonderful descriptions of both. My daydreaming of a week’s […]

Inspiration and unspiration

Writing a scientific article is a lot of work. In my old natural scientist days I used to wonder, how there could be more than three authors in a paper. Sure, some where added more as a courtesy, or based on dissemination of ideas, but now I know for sure that often you could split […]