Last Thursday, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading invited me to a public lecture entitled: “Self-Delusion”. Thinking that this might be a less-than-subtle message for me, I attended. The lecture was enjoyable with plenty of beautiful slides and
Last week, Faculty of Medicine staff received an email highlighting local changes to the policy on scientific publishing that are driven by the move to fully compliant open access. Amongst other things, this email mentioned Plan S and provided a
The Oxford English Dictionary defines “academic (noun)” as “a teacher or scholar in a university or college” and defines “university” as a “high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done”. Google Dictionary defines “academic
The email with “Invitation to review” in the subject line arrives; you quickly scan down the email identifying the “Decline invitation” link; you click the link; the invitation is consigned to history, never to trouble you again.