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PubMed Central Revealed — Reviewing and Interpreting the Findings of a Surprising 2013

As requested, here is a summary of all the things found so far through the FOIA requests regarding PubMed Central — from eLife to BMC to JMLA to conflicts of interest to coverups. It’s quite a fetch. Continue reading

The Silent Dog — Why Didn’t the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee Even Bark?

The PMC NAC, facing controversies about its oversight functions and seeing the focus of its oversight embroiled in a public scandal, said nothing about these topics at its latest meeting. Continue reading

Should the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Stop Using PMC As Its Publishing Platform?

Using free government infrastructure that’s not available to everyone else raises questions of fairness, which lead to questions of harm. But who is harmed may be both obvious and subtle. Continue reading

PubMed Central and eLife — New Documents Reveal More Evidence of Impropriety and Bias

New documents show that the Director of the NCBI was deeply involved in getting eLife launched on PubMed Central, that NLM staff were uneasy about the shortcuts taken to make it happen, and that eLife was largely driving the bus throughout. Continue reading

The Price of Posting — PubMed Central Spends Most of Its Budget Handling Author Manuscripts

New documents obtained via an ongoing FOIA request show that PubMed Central spends most of its money tagging author manuscripts, and that its stricter rules for NIH authors may double its costs. Continue reading

PubMed Central and F1000 Research — More Signs of Favoritism and Activism, and More Conflicts of Interest

More indications of favoritism and cronyism, this time stretching back from F1000 Research to BioMed Central, and more mismanaged conflicts of interests. The common thread may be a new “old boys” network. Continue reading

Joining a CHORUS, Publishers Offer the OSTP a Proactive, Modern, and Cost-Saving Public Access Solution

A proposed partnership between publishers and the US government in response to the OSTP memorandum may show the way forward for public-private networked information solutions. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Susan King on CHORUS

An interview with Susan King of the CHORUS steering group about the publisher response to the OSTP public access memorandum. Continue reading

Redundant and Expensive – How F1000 Research’s Model Reveals the Root Problems of PubMed Central

More internal PubMed Central emails show quite clearly that PMC is wasting taxpayers’ money solving problems publishers have already solved. Continue reading

PubMed Central Reduces Publisher Traffic, Study Shows

PubMed Central reduces article downloads from 14 biomedical society websites when articles are made freely available after embargo. Continue reading

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