The problem of fraud in publishing is not new and not limited to open access journals, but the internet and open access publishing make way for a whole new wave of scams, sham journals and conferences, etc. We have a new library guide on the subject: Author Beware. I welcome your comments and suggestions.
You may be interested to read this Wall Street Journal article Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math, by Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson. Here are some blog responses: What E. O. Wilson got right, what confused him, and what he disrespected, E. O. Wilson vs. math , Don’t Listen to E.O. Wilson. A simple Google search will find a lot more discussion.
How little math American’s actually use on the job, The original The Atlantic article will be available at WU soon.
The establishment of a Foundation for Open Access Statistics was announced this month. This blog post, from R-Bloggers, gives a little more information.
Two planning meetings in May about Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications :
Publications: May 14 (9-5 edt)-15(9-noon edt), 2013
Data : May 16 (9-5 edt)-17 (9-noon edt) , 2013
I don't really expect any of us to spent 3 days monitoring this discussion but these meetings will be webcast and archived if you want to sample the events. The webcast will be accessible from this site on the day of the meeting and thereafter. Also 2-page written statements are accepted through the registration sites. The deadline for registration and/or submitting written comments in May 7th.