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Neurosurgical journals influence neurosurgeons and their patients

(news-medical.net): A compendium of articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) provides evidence that specialty medical journals are not only an invaluable resource to physicians and researchers, but to the media and public. Clinical and basic science papers do not have to be published in large, high-impact publications to garner attention, and in fact when it comes to specialized areas of medicine such as neurosurgery, publications devoted to the subspecialty produce many citation classics.
   
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Researchers unleash crawlers into Deep Web data

(theaustralian.com): STRUCTURED data on the web presents a number of difficult technical challenges because it is hard to extract, and often disorganised and messy, according to a visiting Google engineer. The range of structured data on the web is vast, including product, financial, public records, scientific and government data. Unlike a traditional database that focused on a single domain, the data on the web was about everything, which meant existing data management systems did not address its challenges.
   
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Top Psychoanalytic Journals Lack Rigorous Research

(medpagetoday.com): The top three psychoanalytic journals are short on original research on psychoanalysis, researchers have said. Combined, the journals produced fewer than 10 original research articles annually over a seven-year period. Calls for rigorous psychoanalytic research studies have become more common in the past decade, as an increasing number of analysts have committed to demonstrating the validity and efficacy of what they do. But the debate also goes to the heart of the discipline itself. Critics argue that because psychoanalysis attempts to explain everything, it's not falsifiable and can't state a null hypothesis; thus it's not a proper science.
   
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EBook Publishing Growth - Myth or Reality!

(technology-toolkit.com): eBook publishing is set to become one of the largest industries in cyberspace. You can find an eBook on just about any subject. It's fast becoming a huge industry. One of the biggest reasons readers are turning to eBooks is technology. The ability to offer an eBook online and read it from an iPod, Kindle, iPhone or other popular device is building the eBook market. It is downloaded in a matter of minutes and many different eBooks can be placed on the same reader.
   
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Why Even the Most Pirated E-Books of 2010 Won't Bring Down Publishing

(bnet.com): e-book sales could be the next barometer to measure the strength - or weakness - of publishing. This is because e-book sales accounted for $46.5 million at the end of Q3 last year, according to the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), which noted that retail sales could be double that figure due to industry wholesale discounts. It's a small but growing number that has publishers worried about the future of the industry, for two reasons: E-books are cheap, and they're easy to rip off and distribute (illegally) for free.
   
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