Monday, August 20, 2018

I can't even begin to understand what's going on here yet, but...

...this is a pretty interesting Twitter thread to come out of ACS Boston.

In other relevant Twitter/ACS Boston news:
The editors’ decision is in! JACS will now consider submissions of manuscripts previously posted as preprints on @ChemRxiv.  Details to follow…
Commence the pre-printing! (I regret that I am terribly proud of this pre-tweet on Friday.)

7 comments:

  1. I want to control it as a business, to keep it respectable. I don't want it near schools -- I don't want it seen by children!
    In my city, we would leave the preprints to the methodology and process people. They're animals anyway, so let them lose their souls

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  2. About time. I mean, when the physicists are less cliquey and closed-doorish than the chemists, chemistry has a problem. How do you know a physics paper is an important paper? When people are discussing the Arxiv preprint. How do you know a chemistry paper is an important paper? When it gets the nod from JACS, because the author is sufficiently important. It's backward and exemplifies the worst of chemistry culture. Hoping this is a step away from that.

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  3. That's a vicious twitter thread.

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    1. At least there aren't any assault charges or claims of demon spawn yet. (see http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2014/09/18/the_worst_seminar)

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  4. I'm going to guess that RL isn't president of the Chad Mirkin fan club...

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    1. Chad Mirkin gave a talk at my graduate alma mater a few years before my time. When I was there, the senior grad students were still talking about what an obnoxious ass he was!

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