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  1. msg Minor change--ponzi message posted Minor change--ponzi Just a minor comment -- I think you should get rid of the ponzi / pyramid scheme...just because it'…
    Minor change--ponzi
    Just a minor comment -- I think you should get rid of the ponzi / pyramid scheme...just because it's going to make people feel negativity and have visions of ponzi schemes which are destined to fall apart.
    7:08 pm

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Wednesday, December 31

  1. msg Agree with the main premise message posted Agree with the main premise Excellent questions and points. The goal is to eventually submit this (after more revision/co-autho…
    Agree with the main premise
    Excellent questions and points. The goal is to eventually submit this (after more revision/co-authoring) to a high-profile print journal, in an attempt to get as many other scientists and funding/university administrators as possible to notice/think about some of these ideas.

    The CPR actually was my first foray into print journal commentary - it was published as a letter to Nature in April 2008.

    Your idea to have the NIH requiring publication of fully funded proposals is very intriguing - that could help nudge journals to publish more negative results.

    Yes, it is hard to know how publication of more negative and confirmatory papers would affect high-profile journals' bottom line - that is why someone (eg Thomson Scientific) should study the relative 'impact' of positive versus negative papers (including page views and downloads), factoring in whether those papers are reproducible...if journals could be convinced that their bottom lines/readership wouldn't change much, then perhaps they'd be willing to expand their scope...

    Thanks and please keep the comments/revisions coming!

    Happy New Year,
    Noam
    6:46 am

Tuesday, December 30

  1. msg Agree with the main premise message posted Agree with the main premise I like most of the ideas here and agree with the overall theme and organization (funding agencies /…
    Agree with the main premise
    I like most of the ideas here and agree with the overall theme and organization (funding agencies / universities / publishers). I haven't absorbed enough of it to make many comments, but here're a couple:

    • Who is the target audience? How is this audience going to make changes. For example, I like the funding ideas, but what can I do about that? Are the people who can do something about it going to read this article? Who's more likely to make a radical change: NIH or private funding agency?
    • The funding part seems like the most radical change. Even though I would love that kind of change, I think the risk is most readers to just assume it's impossible. I think your CPR is more easily spun as evolutionary and maybe that could be highlighted more. Or how about other evolutionary steps, such as NIH requiring fully funded proposals to be published (not just abstracts).
    • Compared with the other two, publishers have more of a clear business model...the word "profit" is used in the section title, but it's not directly addressed in the section. Again for this section, who is the audience? Do you want to convince publishers that they can make more money with a different goal? Or do you want to convince selfish scientists to publish in other journals that will selfishly help them in a new way?
    10:05 pm
  2. msg Like the idea! message posted Like the idea! Saw this linked from your Selfish Scientist page...I really like this idea, (1) because I really li…
    Like the idea!
    Saw this linked from your Selfish Scientist page...I really like this idea, (1) because I really like the ideas others have been saying about public proposals and (2) because it can be implemented in a way that doesn't seem as evolutionary (having the privacy options). -Steve
    9:51 pm
  3. msg Just saw this page, really like the idea! message posted Just saw this page, really like the idea! I posted this in the wrong place -- meant to put on the CPR page
    Just saw this page, really like the idea!
    I posted this in the wrong place -- meant to put on the CPR page
    9:49 pm

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