Questions related to Blogs
Is there someone helps me to understand how to build the server of this apk https://lab52.io/blog/complete-dissection-of-an-apk-with-a-suspicious-c2-server/ ?Or at least,is there someone who can give me the server?I tried to disassemble the apk but it is obfuscated and I don’t know how can proceed
What kind of blogs do you appreciate most and why:
1) Careful and diplomatically crafted technological and research information - usually disseminated unidirectionally where all hypotheses and methods work magically and successfully... or
2) The real shit: what you expect, feel, failures, frustrations, lessons learned, advice for others, not perfect, but fun and essentially human?.. or
3) A discussion group with real feedback, or, ... unidirectional progress reports?
Pick 1, 2, 3 or any combination. Make up new categories. That's even better.
Many thanks for your feedback.
On August 18, 2022, a blog post by Clarivate indicated that Publons has been fused into Web of Science (WoS): "Publons™ has joined the Web of Science™"
Access to the Publons website now redirects to a WoS page, so that:
Clarivate claims that all information (and supposedly data) has been integrated into WoS, but is that true if the public can no longer access the "publons.com" URL?
I have some questions for debate:
1) Will the Publons URL cease to exist?
2) Will WoS introduce paid services or paid access to access what was previously freely and publicly available information at Publons?
3) How will Clarivate reward reviewers?
4) Will the Publons brand be phased out, including things like the Publons Academy, Publons Peer Reviewer Award, etc?
I have created a deep neural network for the classification of breast lesions. There are two possible outcomes. The lesion is either benign or malignant. My output layer is defined as below:
My query is that should the number of layers in the output layer be 2 or 1? I have read a few articles where in some cases, the number of neurons in the output layer is the same as the number of class labels. Whereas in some blogs, the number of neurons should be 1 for a 2 class label(binary) problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
just to make you aware regarding the scam going on in the name of 'Awards: too good to be true".
Please see this link for more info: https://www.evscienceconsultant.com/blog/predatory-award-organization-new-scam
If anyone else has some more list of scammers/do's don't they may share their experience too.
I wrote this week's blog post with one of our PhD students, Christina Baker. Christina is conducting a study of school nurses to find out the most commonly reported barriers to COVID-19 vaccination for children. Many of them are linked to Intuitive-mind thinking rather than to Narrative logic: https://sites.google.com/view/two-minds/blog
This week's blog post features a just-published article by my nursing honors student Linda Driscoll Powers. Linda's most interesting finding is that people with a childhood history of physical abuse reported more physical pain as adults, which might have contributed to their over-use of opioids. https://sites.google.com/view/two-minds/blog
The definition of a prime number leads to the first answer, and is a very old barrier, dating to c. 300 BC, but the concept of PFEFS leads to the second answer, and hope. This is explored in my blog in RG, at https://www.researchgate.net/post/Introduction_RG-blog
What is your qualified opinion?
NOTE: The results shown by me in this thread, include the contribution of several individuals-- some of which I do not know personally, and some of which may come spontaneously online. Therefore, the results may change over time, as it is being refined by intersubjectivity. To mark this temporary but transient nature, the term WORK shall be used. Repeated updated is suggested, so as not to use any outdated terms. Any suggestions are always welcome! It is a new model for an online class, where anyone may join.
Mask mandates are being lifted. Is it too soon? My blog post this week is about public health decision making, with a proposal that we could do it better next time using the three elements of evidence-based practice: science, expert consensus, and patient preference.
To count objects in real time, I read that YOLO was usually used. In this blog (https://blog.netcetera.com/object-detection-and-tracking-in-2020-f10fb6ff9af3), it says that SSD is an alternative but there is also somes techniques being used that are too slow for tracking in real time in this blog. Is there anything else ? Can't CNN be used in real time for now ?
I work with extremely short texts which span over 1 to 7 words. I have tried simple embeddings based clustering using simple clustering algorithms but the results are not satisfactory. Types of embeddings I have used are fasttext, glove etc. So I was wondering if there is any special work for such specific short texts to cluster and learn their underlying structures?
Please feel free to provide anything ranging from a blog to a code to a proper scientific paper.
This week's blog post is about a surprising recent trend in mental health treatment: psychedelic drugs are making a comeback. Far from the trippy image of the 1960s, these medications are now the subject of serious scientific study and have been featured in the pages of Good Housekeeping magazine. Yet they still carry risks. Here's a post on the current status of these treatments: https://sites.google.com/view/two-minds/blog
I need a blog, website, or social platform where I can post an online survey for people to take it. I am currently based in lower Manhattan and much of the survey responses from people in my network and elsewhere have been from people who identify as politically liberal. Given that my study looks at perceptions and judgments at the intersection of race and class, it is essential for me to look at people who hold a variety of beliefs. However, given the current state of the U.S. in terms of its national politics, some people are less likely to identify as conservative given the rising stigma attached to the label.
I'm looking for a topic for writing a blog or policy brief on the most popular topics in Economics development in Pakistan. kindly suggest to me some interesting and fruitful topics.
I have come across some blog article saying that trampolining can help with proprioceptive input for autistic children who are ever jumping up and down or climbing. The blog post is here: https://themonterabbi.com/benefits-of-trampoline-for-adhd-and-autistic-kids/
I do not know whether someone has done any research on the same to verify the claims.
I m looking to a data which collected from Ottoman borders by years or months. I cant exactly explain myself about this but i couldnt find any satisfying information about it. I m interested with the years between 1650-1750. The data i m looking for about borders may contains the sanjaks, villages, states etc. You are free to respond anything with that question; your opinion, source, datasets, blogs,primary-secondary sources. Thank you.
I guess that my question is one in a million, but I am looking to feed my Feedly (and my research as a result). I am interested in several domains and subdomains and thus looking for the best journals / newspapers/ magazines/ blogs/twitter profiles/twitter hashtags on :
1 International relations, in general, but also :
- US foreign policy,
- African news,
2. EU Regional Policy, in general, but also :
- EU territorial cooperation
- EU urban policy
- Multilevelgovernance, europeanisation
Thus, please do not hesitate to recommend any point of information you deem worth of interest or even your own profiles.
Thank you very much in advance!
our Foundation is trying to learn how to use ICT for empowerment, we are located in Venezuela, and our blog (is spanish, but may be translated) is http://interconectados.org/
Looking forward to a close interaction
I want to research in the field of neural architecture search (NAS). Could you refer some good books in the field or survey papers to refer to? I have found blogs but I'm looking for a book to really get into the depth of the field. Also what is the major difference between meta-learning and NAS?
If possible, could you layout some research paths or open problems in the field?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is among the world’s toughest data protection laws. Under the GDPR, the EU’s data protection authorities can impose fines of up to up to €20 million (roughly $2,372,000), or 4 percent of worldwide turnover for the preceding financial year—whichever is higher.
Since the GDPR took effect in May 2018, we’ve seen over 800 fines issued across the European Economic Area (EEA) and the U.K. Enforcement started off somewhat slow. But between July 18, 2020, and July 18, 2021, there was a significant increase in the size and quantity of fines, with total penalties surging by around 113.5%. And that was before the record-breaking fine against Amazon—announced by the company in its July 30 earnings report—which dwarfed the cumulative total of all GDPR fines up until that date.
Top 10 fines so far:
- Amazon — €746 million
- Google – €50 million
- H&M — €35 million
- TIM – €27.8 million
- British Airways – €22 million
- Marriott – €20.4 million
- Wind — €17 million
- Vodafone Italia — €12.3 million
- Notebooksbilliger.de — €10.4 million
- Eni — €8.5 million
More details: https://www.tessian.com/blog/biggest-gdpr-fines-2020/
As a researcher, we appreciate any information that provides light on predatory publications. At the same time, evaluating whether a publication is predatory is a time-consuming procedure that necessitates a thorough examination based on a variety of factors. A predatory journal or publisher has no widely accepted definition. Is there a set of validated parameters for judging scientific journal?
Is it possible that a contentious individual blog called "Beall's list" be used as a only parameter for judging a scientific research journal?
I m doing my masters in AI and in my 2nd Year of mtech and applying for fall 2022 admissions in states. I have a average cgpa with 2 publications under belt. Although situation looks dire , I m just hoping that I would be able to get some paper out . What are the things that I could try which helps in providing the positive impact on my profile, projects, side by side techincal blog etc .
I am developing a reactor model and it is required that I employ thermal conductivity, heat capacity and diffusivity as properties that change with temperature. Most COMSOL examples seem to specify these properties as fixed parameters rather than as a variable. Could you describe to me how this can be achieved in COMSOL? References to specific pages in the COMSOL user guide or COMSOL tutorials/blog that explain this will also be appreciated.
Dear Fellow Professionals,
I am planning to start a blog on wastewater collection, treatment and reuse keeping in mind the students opting this career and the operators of WWTPs. Currently I am preparing the material to start this blog. My major focus on Biological treatment of sewage and industrial wastes, microbiological transformations and use them as indicator to assess the efficiency of treatment, odor control, various treatment technologies available in the market and decentralized systems of treatment.
I would like to welcome the suggestions from all experts about the topics to be covered to benefit the students and the operators.
Awaiting eagerly for your suggestions.
finding special issues(Elsevier/SCI indexed) in the field of Pediatric field
Ever wonder why the clinical professors are rarely tenured or tenure track at law schools? My blog for International Women's Day about inequality among clinical professors (also field placement and library professors), two thirds are women, in American law schools.
I am searching for recommended high-impact indexed journals in the field of pediatric nursing/neonatal nursing.
While searching RoL (reviews) related with my PhD research topic, I have seen various blogs and web pages relevant with my study. Can we cite them as well in our thesis?
if yes, pl. suggest the citation and referencing style.
The growing economic importance of social networks calls for the classification of their users into categories that help us understand their preferences, motivations, and behaviors. The Web reveals many blog posts identifying numerous types of users, classified into categories that express criteria such as their intervention profiles, their objectives and motivations, or the time they dedicate to social networks. However, to the best of my knowledge, there are no serious scientific studies on the subject. Does anyone know of any such scientific studies? What classification criteria have they identified?
I recently followed a link to a call for book chapter proposals from IGI Global. It took less than 24 hours for a confirmation email to be accepted after submitting a proposal for the chapter. It was utterly unexpected to receive a response so quickly and with such forewarning. When you search for their reputation, the first thing you notice is that one of the most popular search terms is “IGI GLOBAL PREDATORY”. Then there’s a long list of warnings from multiple writers and blogs.
Then I have tried to explore this more seriously. I have read the experience shared by Professor Dr. Ahmad R Pratama of Universitas Islam Indonesia. I am copying his post below:
"In my country (Indonesia), Scopus and Web of Science are used as a whitelist system (in addition to SINTA, the national indexing system for domestic publications only). Both by universities and the ministry of education (yes, the government decides who gets to be an assistant/associate/full professor). But they also use Beall’sBeall’s List (including the new one with an anonymous author behind it) as a blacklist system.
Publishing an article in a journal on the blacklist is far worse than publishing a paper, not on the whitelist. And if a journal is listed on the whitelist, but the publisher is listed on the blacklist, the blacklist wins! Today, I learned it the hard way.
I submitted an article to an IGI Global journal last year (Oct 2019), got a significant revision in Dec 2019, accepted in Feb 2020, and finally published earlier this month. It is hurting my career in academia instead of helping me build my reputation and advance my career, at least in this country.
The worse part is that the new Beall’s List doesn’t list IGI Global as predatory publishers but as “Vanity Press’. It defines it as “a type of publishing, where authors pay to have their work published; either in money or – more often – in the author’s publication rights. During the publication process, no peer-review is promised by the publisher and no quality control is done. Vanity press usually does no editing, and the authors are left to do all the formatting and spell-checking by themselves. Their works are then published in self-publishing outlets, such as Amazon, and physical copies of their books have outrageously high prices. The authors, of course, get no income from the sales.”
It also adds a note, stating, “this publisher is a member of COPE, which should mean they adhere to their ethical standards; please read this, this and this, and decide by yourself”.
I followed the links and found out that the primary sources behind the Vanity Press label are two blog posts from 2007 and 2008:
One thing is clear; they are questioning the book publication practice that has nothing to do with the journal counterpart. Publishers like Scopus, WoS, and COPE have indexed the journal (as many other IGI Global journals). I didn’t spend a penny to get my article published in that journal as I didn’t opt for open access. The publisher did the copy editing, sent me proof before publication, and made some correction based on the author queries. It’s similar to my experience with other publishers like Springer, Nature, or Emerald. So basically, nothing on the Vanity Press definition is applicable.
But yeah, none of the facts above matters. If it’s on the blacklist, it is on the blacklist.
I tried to reach out to the anonymous author of that new Beall’s List, hoping to make them realize that as much as I believe they are helping academia avoid predatory journals, the false-positive harms some others.
Sorry for the long rant. I need to vent my frustration, and I am not sure where else to post it."
IGI issued a response in April 2020, but it doesn’t matter many. It is still on the new list, it doesn’t matter if predatory or vanity press; it is on the blacklist!
I often get an email invitation to Guest Edit a special issue of their journal or handbook. After seeing all these discussions on the web, I prefer not to go with them. Has anyone here published for them? It doesn’t seem to be peer-reviewed properly?
I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance!
It is well known that the cooperative research/work "scientific research groups" of researchers and scientists from different universities, backgrounds, and cultures could produce higher quality work, results, and scientific research.
What are your suggestions/comments for that? Any websites, platforms, or blogs that could help?
I am interested in independent director,board composition,political connection,CEO compensation,Board diversity topics and firm performance of Chinese listed firms,but I want to follow some good journals in the field of corporate governance and also some blogs ,or conferences from that I can select my topic .so could you please share your experiences with me,that which journals will be good for my topic selection and how can I know that which area is new one in the last 3 years.thank you
Blog date: Oct/22/2020
How to form a bond with others online? It can be done, using information (what one does not expect) and trust (what one knows that one knows). I am studying this, directly and online, for 17+ years, though it takes time to develop finesse. I am also learning computer programming and Brazilian Portuguese. Programming is the process of breaking a large, complex task into smaller and smaller subtasks until the subtasks are simple enough to be performed directly. Portuguese is very intersubjective.
Current entry in Blog: see last answer with Blog posting date.
What strategies do you use and believe to be most effective in communicating science to the general public?
Sometimes I use publishing in blogs and technical magazines, in addition to linking my latest publications in the signature of the emails. However, these methods seem to me to be ineffective.
I am analysing the outcomes of a pilot project involving people' reaction (reaches and engagements) to posts related to plastic pollution. To enhance engagement we proposed "challenges" i.e. contributions in terms of pictures, ideas exchange, etc., with awards, related to our specific posts.
Apparently we caught a group of serial participants to giveaways, who usually enroll in all kinds of social media activities which can bring them an award.
I am not specialist of the topic, but I wonder if there is a) a definition or keywords for the phenomenon and b) literature in this respect, so to be able to describe the phenomenon and the eventual bias in our data.
Thank you for your help
I am looking for a website of blog where i can get details about the relevant datasets used for question answering in the medical field. What i found, are not explaining in details these datasets.
I would be grateful if someone recommend me that kind of information.
I am a Postdoc in Linguistics and Communication; and my publication is really thin, so I am wondering if it will be inappropriate to list the following in my CV and publication list:
1) my non-academic book chapter - one about moving to Singapore (I suppose this will prove that migration and cross-cultural topics are my interests)
2) blog articles (some are about language use and PhD life)
Hello, I would like to know if anyone writes a blog about their research or about their careers in general. I have been told that as a PhD student, keeping a research blog during candidature is an excellent idea. It is good writing practice, keeps you focused on your project, and is a fun way to promote your research to the general public. Has anyone had success writing a blog? If so, where do you publish yours online, and do you think it is worth the time in keeping it updated?
Maps are seemingly produced in ever-increasing numbers without principles of sound cartographic design. For example, despite the publication of successive cartographic texts and blogs that advise against the use of absolute numbers for choropleth maps, the practice is widespread in mapping cases of COVID-19. How can we ensure that cartographic design theory is implemented more widely?
I am studying cultural intelligence in business communication, and my main interest is its application in business blogs and presentations.
Please share your ideas about this question.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
My research team and I collected a batch of data this month(~150 workers) from Mturk. Despite having many quality checks embedded in the survey (e.g., multiple attention checks, reverse coded items) we still feel that the data are suspicious. We ran a similar study one year ago and one of our measures assesses sexual assault perpetration rates. We used the same measure in our current study and the perpetration rates are unusually high this time. Is anyone else having trouble finding quality participant responses in Mturk? Does anyone have suggestions for how we could target better participants? Are there any forums or blog posts that we should be aware of that will help us better understand what is going on? Any information would help and be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
in my research group we have currently launched our research blog (https://www.transient-spaces.org/blog/) on urbanisation, mobilities, and digitisation. We are looking for other nice research blogs to relate to and to get in touch with. So in this thread I would like to collect other research blogs your like.
I am looking forward to all your tips, hints and links!
Just as side information our blog is open for contributions from all over the world and across disciplines (https://www.transient-spaces.org/blog/) and it even is DOI-registered.
I am a Master's student and currently doing my dissertation. I am struggling to choose a statistical analysis to prove my hypothesis as most of the statistical tests involve an independent and dependant variable whereas in my questionnaire, I asked the people to respond to a given set of statements on a 5-point Likert scale which directly asks them to respond to statements involving both the items I want to test.
For eg- my H1: eWOM influences the purchase intention of a smartphone.
For this hypothesis, I asked them 2 statements which were:
“To buy a smartphone, I would consult eWOM (such as online reviews, comments, blogs, articles, video reviews, etc) by other users/peers/influencers to make a decision.”
“eWOM by other users/peers/influencers about a smartphone is an important part of my purchase decision making.” Most people 'somewhat agreed' or 'strongly agreed' to the statements but I don't know how to prove it statistically or in a way which is acceptable.
Similarly, for other hypotheses, I have done the same with 2-3 statements where the statements directly asked them. I have attached a file with this for a better understanding.
Your help will be greatly appreciated!
I am trying to evaluate stresses on a model which is quite large and I have memory limitations. I've seen cases ( http://www.padtinc.com/blog/submodeling_ansys_mechanical/ ) where people used submodeling and imported displacements from the coarse model to the refined section but this relies on Saint Venant's principle and I do not think that my geometry would be applicable.
I am looking at a heat exchanger with small features (pins), a given temperature profile and want to find the thermal stress. Assuming that I know the critical region that I need to focus on, would there be a way like in submodeling to look at a rough estimate with a coarse mesh and then refine that estimate? (using different body meshing did not quite work for me).
We are using the social media (FB, blog, and twitter) as an advocacy tool for our community research interventions. We have challenges of penetration into the main stream marginalized population with limited literacy. We're using innovative approaches for every campaign. I'm very interested to know about the functional types of social media related to community based research.
This is just something I have been pondering over for a while and would like to discuss with others. Its not exactly my area of research right now, so I would like to know from those in the field of liposomes, if its a worthwhile area of research. Also, if you are aware of any study in this area, do let me know. There are mathematical optimization techniques, the simplest of which is linear programming, which could potentially be used to find out the optimum numbers of different surface proteins on a liposome to maximize its efficiency as a drug delivery vehicle. You can read about it in detail on the link to my blog post below.
It is important to be vigilant while selecting a book to read. Many qualities can be developed in us by reading good books beside enriching our experience and expanding our knowledge. On the other hand, bad books spoil our taste and develop unhealthy habits.
What is a good book, article, or blog you recommend? and if possible why is it worth reading?
Thanks in advance for your participation.
After reading many journal articles, I am now undertaking my research for my undergraduate dissertation which looks into the impact of travel blogs upon the consumers decision making process.
Your help would be greatly appreciated if you could partake in my short questionnaire > https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mxLMR4AuRJGSMd
Collaboration is essential for ensuring learning for all learners in one classroom. Blackboard collaboration tools like blogs, wikis can be considered the best platform for increasing interaction and motivation to accomplish a task in a group. Selection of the tasks is the most important to achieve the learning outcomes. So, for reading skill development what type of tasks the language teachers can design and assign for the learners in a blog?
According to this website https://blog.minitab.com/blog/adventures-in-statistics-2/how-important-are-normal-residuals-in-regression-analysis if your sample size is more than 15 (N>15) than it does not matter even if residuals are non-normally distributed. Is this true?
For the most part, I have found papers by following researchers on twitter and through blog posts, but I was wondering how other people keep informed. What kinds of methods have helped you? Apps? Reading lists? Daily schedule? Web scraping?
I am planning to create my own blog to share my experiences in education though not sure about its content yet. As a beginner, I would like to start using a free blog platform. If you can guide me on how to start it, I would appreciate.
Look forward to your opinions!
I'm very new with EDA signals and I'm doing a research about it for school. For this research I received a dataset with EDA signals. These signals are individually stored in Matlab documents. The data was already down-sampled from 2,000 Hz to 62.5 Hz before I received the data. I'm going to use the EDA levels and not the responses for my research.
Now I read a different approach in every research, every blog and every guide about the preprocessing. Does anyone have an idea what is the best way to preprocess this data in Matlab and which steps are crucial before I can analyze the data?
Thank you in advanced!
Desire to include online projects such as the highlights of links to labsite/worksite/activity. For example: adding these site or link of my project, post and articles,
Hello everyone, this is the first post of one unpretentious blog that I created due to impregnable unrest that has long accumulated. I really don't know if everyone feels this way, I will be very frank, as I’ll always be and I hope everyone will be too. We often bring our experiences from childhood and transform them into character, but many things that are harmful to everyone are happening, and long ago, often with a sense of obligation to be mere bystanders, long ago I heard a phrase "society is anesthetized" and always when I heard it I imagine people literally taking a forehead anesthesia. When we go through our teens we don't care about much, or, we care too much about anything, I’ll never know, but now that I'm 34 years old, with a four-year-old daughter and I see all this that has been happening on our planet I couldn't contain these any more thoughts and need to share them. We need to act before the planet is destroyed and the boat captain wants to take refuge in another, while the "useless" stay here to sink with the ship. I am in the process of training as a scientist, and as such, I am extremely concerned about the direction of the planet and I know that many feel this way too. The big companies on the planet exploit it without distinction or worry, they only need clear money, no matter how, they last no more than 100 years (so far), so if the world ends 50 years from now they are shitting. There are cycles and peculiarities of planet Earth that most don’t know. Wind, earth, fire, water, heart (the lack of the latter have caused unbridled destruction), by the union of their powers I am the captain planet, d -_- b? When you hear that in the cartoon, you just imagine that these were the elements of the planet and that were the main ones, but I didn't think of any other issues, like all of these being intrinsically connected. Forests have important roles in the environment, such as carbon fixation (CO2), oxygen release into the atmosphere (O2), regulation of the hydrological cycle and many others. Did you know that a tree literally "throws" 1000 liters of water a day into the atmosphere? Probably not. So with the few forests and hotspots that we still have on the planet, we could barely continue to sustain life for long. What happens to our forests then? How can we reverse this? What is really going on? We are "well" still in this moment of the planet, soon we will not be here and then what will happen to the next generations? It's OK if you don't care about what happens after you die, soon life is over and that's it, "it's over". But for those who care and would like their children to live on a planet with pleasant climate, where there is clean water, food without pesticides that cause countless diseases, feel invited and welcomed inside this blog, because I wish my daughter knows the plants, animals, could swim in a natural lake, eat toes and so on. Sorry for the length of the text, I decided to stop, because besides believing that I do not have the gift of writing and I am not a Pasquale, I hope they don’t have many grotesque errors in the text and that it is a monotonous text. Thank you and a hug to all, feel free to interact with them.
"As long as skin color is more important than glare in the eyes, there will be war."
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In our water treatment plant, we are facing corrosion in the Activated carbon tanks, supposedly due to high chloride content in the raw water. And I've read articles from water treatment blogs/discussion pages stating Carbon adsorption is not effective at removing chlorides from water but could not find much supporting literature.
Our current system is using Activated Carbon filters and micro-filtration and ultra-filtration and then RO. I've attached raw water analyses also.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Concerning Beall’s list of Predatory Journals and Publishers
First, let me state that Jeffry Beall compiled the predatory list. Jeffrey Beall was librarian at University of Colorado. He famously knew for his criticism of open access publishing and the creation of the list of predatory journals. Please read more about Jeffrey Beall on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Beall
To respond to your question, let me start by inviting you to read about Academic Journals at: http://www.academicjournals.org/about_us. Kindly pay specific attention to the section on “Inclusion in Jeffrey Beall’s List.” In this section, we transparently and clearly provide information about the inclusion of Academic Journals in the list and raised questions about the criteria, sincerity, and true intentions of Jeffry Beall. Kindly note that the Jeffrey Beall’s list is published in his personal blog and does not have any institutional backing. Therefore, the list is the opinion of an individual and not an institution. The personal opinion of Jeffrey Beall.
Several other commentators, institutions, and publishers have also raised questions about the list. One common question that kept re-occurring was, “why is the list targeting only open access publishers?” Except for a very few open access publishers like PLOS and BMC, it seems that every other open access publisher was included in the list. Additionally, even fewer were removed from the list after initial inclusion.
While the list is the personal opinion of Jeffrey Beall, an article authored by Jeffrey Beall provides us with an insight into his thinking and perhaps the rationale for the list. Please take some time to read the article by Jeffrey Beall. The article is also attached
Open-Access Movement is Not Really about Open Access
The Jeffrey Beall’s list is questionable at the least and seems to target open access publishers like Academic Journals. While there was some wisdom to the intentions of the list, the lack of clear criteria for inclusion or exclusion from the list were however, questionable. The criteria listed were vague and unscientific. More importantly, the wholesome inclusion of reputable publishers like MDPI, Clute Institute, Hindawi, Academic Journals, etc without verification was worrisome. Please read more about criticism of Jeffrey Beall’s criteria for inclusion in the list https://www.scholarlyoa.net/beall_criteria.htm. Additionally, Jeffrey Beall shut down his blog (http://scholarlyoa.com/) and the list without any warning. Thus, raising even more questions.
Below are some commentaries about the Jeffrey Beall’s list
(1) Princeton University Blog - Anti-OA and the Rhetoric of Reaction
(2) Parting Company with Jeffrey Beall
Parting Company with Jeffrey Beall;
Although Jeffrey Beall has done us all a good service by coming up with his list of predatory publishers, his arguments against open access publishing have become shrill and reveal that he is expressing a political viewpoint that obscures the
(3) Cameo Replies to Beall's List of Howlers
(4) Beall’s Litter
Beall’s Litter - Michael Eisen
Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, has come to some fame in science publication circles for highlighting the growing number of “predatory” open access publishers and curating a list of them. His work has provided a useful service to people seeking to navigate the sometimes-confusing array of new journals – many legitimate, many scammers – that have popped...
(5) Beall’s Bile
(6) Below is an email from The Clute Institute regarding the Jeffrey Beall’s list
Good day everyone!
I am currently working on my Graduate Degree's thesis entitled Theme-Rheme Semantic Analysis of English Taglines in Popular Advertisements: Inputs for Teaching Academic Writing", a study which attempts to determine possible patterns used in tagline structures and message delivery from commercials that can be applied in teaching academic writing. I am currently having problems with my thesis materials, the details are posted below:
- -I am having a hard time building a valid list of popular commercials both globally and locally for there are limited articles that deal with the ranking of popular commercials and even if I find one, it always end up being blog entries that are mostly opinion of bloggers and does not have a strong guideline for determining popularity.
- -Because of this concern, my adviser told me to search for articles through the use of google, yahoo and facebook. These websites are popular and is heavily relied on in terms of online inquiries in the Philippines therefore they were seen as the best options to gather my samples
- -I did as my adviser told me but had troubles with facebook given that its interface and services are more inclined to social networking and entertainment unlike yahoo and google that rose to fame and became heavily relied on by filipinos because of their powerful search engine 's algorithm for providing the best results for online inquiries like the one i'm doing.
- -Because of this, I decided to rank the most popular search engines based on articles by tech-oriented webpages and built a ranking that gave me five of the most popular website used by people worldwide
- -This ranking gave me the following list of search engine websites:
5. baidu.com (a chinese language user interfaced search engine)
its chinese language user interface)
- -Through the use of these top search engines, I made a search of popular taglines and I was able to obtain an article that appeared on all the six webpages (the search was restricted to results within the philippines)
- -Here is the article's URL: https://businesstips.ph/list-of-famous-business-taglines-company-slogans/
Now, my question is, are the steps that I take good or strict enough to make the sample taglines I found on this article valid to become the taglines that I will analyze on my thesis?
I'm doing a meta-analysis in R with surgical patients. How do you do a meta-anlayis with longitudinal type studies??
We are looking at radiographic values preop, postop, and follow up (3 continuous variables).
I'm having a difficulty comparing studies, because the blogs i find want case and control inputs.
Would it be wrong to find the effect size for each study and then pool the results?
Preop values, Post op values, Follow up values
Preop Values, post op values, folllow up values
I have time series data for 10 years ( hourly, daily, monthly ) for different variables , i have large numbers of missing data which are not random missing so how can i apply GBM or linear regression in R to replace missing data
i have got this code from this site: http://s3l.stanford.edu/blog/?p=73
what is y ( is it years???) , and that are independent variables
still it is not clear to me, i need your help
gbm1 <- gbm(Y~X1+X2+X3+X4+X5+X6, # formula data=data, # dataset var.monotone=c(0,0,0,0,0,0), # -1: monotone decrease, # +1: monotone increase, # 0: no monotone restrictions distribution="gaussian", # bernoulli, adaboost, gaussian, # poisson, coxph, and quantile available n.trees=3000, # number of trees shrinkage=0.005, # shrinkage or learning rate, # 0.001 to 0.1 usually work interaction.depth=3, # 1: additive model, 2: two-way interactions, etc. bag.fraction = 0.5, # subsampling fraction, 0.5 is probably best train.fraction = 0.5, # fraction of data for training, # first train.fraction*N used for training n.minobsinnode = 10, # minimum total weight needed in each node cv.folds = 5, # do 5-fold cross-validation keep.data=TRUE, # keep a copy of the dataset with the object verbose=TRUE) # print out progress
How can we assure that our research reach to maximum people, what type of journal, conference or portal / blog should be used.
We are doing electrophysiology experiments in the scaffer collateral pathway of the hippocampus. Can someone suggest any good electrophysiology blogs to discuss the technicalities of the experiments.
Dear Peers -
I am looking at factors that determine ethnic staff-diversity in organizations. Do you know of any scales/metrics/formulas that
1) measure the impact of minority promotion (such as recruitment practices) and
2) measure an organization's exposure to the public through media (e.g. Facebook, newspaper ads, blogs etc.)?
The more simplistic, the better. It's meant for exploratory research. Looking forward to your input!