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Dr. Alistair Dove
Marine Biologist/Conservationist . Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of life, esp. . These tweets mine. 🇦🇺 🇺🇸
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Dr. Alistair Dove 3h
Replying to @Vin_The_Fin
Both! They are different animals. The sawshark is a true shark, but the sawfish is closer to stingrays. They both have a long rostrum lined with teeth
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Dr. Alistair Dove 3h
Replying to @KRBurgio
Did I say publish ONLY in PeerJ? No. It was just one option cheaper than many journal APCs. And I email authors all the time, it's just not very efficient/effective in my experience. Maybe try to stay on the topic and not go all ad hominem about people you don't know, yeah?
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Sam Zipper 3h
My go-to strategy is "publish in a cheap/free society journal and post the preprint to "... Keeps the science open and doesn't require exorbitant fees paid to a for-profit company (just gotta check the society rules to make sure it's ok first)
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Micheli Lab 8h
JOB OPENING! Postdoctoral Researcher in population dynamics and fishery management at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University - 18 months at 100% FTE
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Dr. Alistair Dove 7h
I pay any APCs for my co-authors from dev nations. I understand the problem. Not all OA options are extortionate, and there are def nation waivers for many
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Dr. Alistair Dove 7h
Replying to @CatMYoung
Actually the case that prompted my tweet was an article I couldn't get through Georgia Tech, which is normally really good. I think authors can help by thinking carefully about where they publish
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Dr. Alistair Dove 9h
Replying to @GDSchwieterman
If you can come up with $450 one time you can get a lifetime membership to PeerJ that entitles you to multiple OA papers a year with no APCs.
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Courtney Farthing 14h
Since left there's a gap that could be filled by you... Need to know fisheries policy, supply chains and industry. Can be based in DC or London. Oh and your name doesn't have to rhyme, but it would be nice.
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Florida Sea Grant 14h
. & Florida Sea Grant have developed a curriculum for teachers to use as a tool to teach science, math & vocational skills. Teach Aquaculture is available online for free!
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Terry McGlynn Oct 5
Replying to @hormiga
My department is hiring a tenure-track marine biologist! Any kind of marine biologist. Closing date is the end of this month. Here is the application link:
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
I get the developing nation lab thing, I really do. Don't many journals offer waivers or subsidies for submissions from those countries?
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
The existence and utility of sci hub is the greatest indicator that the "traditional" science publishing system no longer works as it should.
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
I look forward to having the problem of not being able to afford the APCs at Nature! Jokes aside, it's an extreme example; plos, peerj and many other OA venues way cheaper.
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
Same here for Research Gate. Threatened for publicising your own research, what the actual? As I said, the whole system is stupid...
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
You assume too much. I do the exact same thing.
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
20 full text OA papers downloaded same day. Way more efficient
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
It is a constitutive cost of research, like travel expenses, student stipends, consumables or anything else. Build it in to grant budgets and development efforts.
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
Let's say I'm spending an afternoon on a research task. I sort 250 abstracts and want full text on 20 of them. That's 20 emails to 20 authors that may or may not come in over the next week's, compared to...
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
I can hardly imagine a less efficient system, if my own experience with emailing authors (and receiving such emails myself) is anything to go by. The whole system stinks
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Dr. Alistair Dove Oct 15
Until we collectively agree that we're not going to participate in this stupid system at all and replace it with something else that's better, OA is the least worst option, I reckon.
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