Updated – Viruses Resources on Ebola Virus and other Filoviruses

Updated – <em>Viruses</em> Resources on Ebola Virus and other Filoviruses

Updated on 26 September 2014

 

Given the current dramatic evolution of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, Dr. Jens H. Kuhn from the NIH/NIAID/IRF-Frederick has kindly compiled the following list of resources related to the Ebola virus and other filoviruses that were published in the journal Viruses and are hence openly available. We will update the list as new papers on the subject are published.

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Challenges and Contests are Appealing!

Challenges and Contests are Appealing!

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal that publishes ideas for research projects (research proposals), research plans, perspectives or ideas for solving grand challenges, descriptions of tested and untested prototypes and other similar material. Its content is typically not publishable in a research journal, but has wider scholarly or scientific relevance and therefore deserves to be publicized in a journal such as Challenges. Continue reading

Open Access Publishing – Transparency and Accountability in Scientific Research and Publishing

Open Access Publishing – Transparency and Accountability in Scientific Research and Publishing

Scientific publishing, and communication in general, has changed rapidly and radically over the past 20 years. With the advent of the Internet, communication and publishing has become affordable to all, to the point that one only needs a few megabytes of online space, a HTML editor and a word processor to claim to be a “Publisher”. (Actually, even a WordPress.com account would suffice to this purpose. Registering and configuring this blog using WordPress.com took me about two hours. I can now publish this first post on the blog.). There is no doubt that a number of dubious operations from across the globe are popping and claiming to be academic publishers. Continue reading