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Offline Martin J Sallberg

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This interesting blog post http://freesciencepublication.blogspot.se/2014/03/using-system-against-itself.html outlines a strategy for eradicating the publication embargo of peer review journals!
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Re: Ways to eliminate peer review publication embargo.
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2014 05:26:17 »
I'm not sure about the reality of an "embargo". 

I presume that one can only "publish" an article, word for word in a single journal.  It would be kind of ridiculous to publish the same article in multiple journals. 

However, much of published science is building on previous work by the same, or other researchers.  I believe that replicating, and expanding upon an experiment can be published by a different researcher, or perhaps just replicating the experiment with a different sample size or selection process. 

Publishing an article online first wouldn't black mark the content or theory from being later referenced, although one may have troubles getting the same identical content accepted in a mainstream journal without repeating the experiment and adding something new.

I'm not sure about journals that bridge the gap between technical research journals and mainstream public magazines such as Scientific American.  They may be more conducive to articles written to their standards based on research presented elsewhere.
 

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Re: Ways to eliminate peer review publication embargo.
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2014 10:40:40 »
Are you sure? I recently talked to a person who claimed that there is a general consensus today that new theories should only be published in peer review journals first (only later-after the discussion had been interrupted- did I find out by googling that there was indeed such a consensus five or six years ago but not anymore). He claimed that it was every scientist's responsibility to follow those rules, and that it was too late for theories that had already been published in non-peer review first. That upset me so I thought out a perfectly legal strategy to destroy that system and created my blog http://freesciencepublication.blogspot.se/
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