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Balance-bias battle of climate science coverage

(abc.net.au): A recent study identified the 1,372 scientists around the world with expertise in climate science, measured by their track records of publication in a relevant field. It concluded that there is 'striking agreement' among climate scientists, with 97-98 per cent of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field supporting the conclusions of the IPCC. This suggests that, if the ABC aims to present climate science in an unbiased way, for every qualified climate scientist with a dissenting view we should hear from 39 presenting the consensus view..
   
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Opening the Open Door: Adopt the Least Demanding Open Access Mandate First

(openaccess.eprints.org): Deposit mandates certainly are useful for institutions to retain the knowledge and scholarship of its faculty members. Indeed, some journals already permit institutional depositories. But such permissions do not address the increasing loss of knowledge in the academic community caused by the ever- increasing costs of journal subscriptions and the inability for academic institutions to keep up with shouldering the burden of those costs.
   
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Can community-minded Web developers fix scientific publishing?

(technologyreview.in): Cutthroat competition for funding and positions has turned peer review, the traditional method for deciding what gets published in scientific journals, into an adversarial system that is fundamentally broken, according to those who study it. The solution, say an increasingly vocal chorus of gadflies, is to supplement peer review with something less dysfunctional.
   
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New science blog networks mushroom to life

(scientificamerican.com): The science blogosphere is shrinking and growing at the same time. Today, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) starts a new network called PLoS Blogs. A nonprofit publisher of open-access journals focused on biological sciences, PLoS will fold its three existing blogs under its new network, managed by Brian Mossop (the author of a recent Mind Matters column on fatherhood here).
   
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Tackling the Data-Driven Funding Challenge - a New Skill for Nonprofit Managers

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): Can you measure your mission? Many nonprofits are being asked to provide metrics of success in order to keep and attract donations and funding. When it comes to fundraising and donors, it's no longer enough for non-profit organizations to talk about the relative value of their mission, activities, and results.
   
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