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Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11.

“A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting around 3,300 titles as part of an effort to exclude questionable and inactive publishers. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which at the beginning of the year listed more than 11,000 open-access academic journals, announced two years ago that it would be tightening its standards for inclusion. It asked every journal in its index to provide more details about their operations so it could ensure that they adhere to basic publishing standards.”

Fo First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

“Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the firstContinue Reading

Public Knowledge

“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, theContinue Reading

Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption

Angoshtari, Bahman and Bayraktar, Erhan and Young, V.R., Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption (May 19, 2016). Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2781963 “We assume that an individual invests in a financial market with one riskless and one risky asset, with the latter’s price following geometric BrownianContinue Reading

GAO Reports – Managing for Results, Food Safety, Higher Education, IRS Internal Controls, Electromagnetic Risks, K-12 Education, National Drug Control Policy, Polar Weather Satellites

Managing for Results: OMB Improved Implementation of Cross-Agency Priority Goals, But Could Be More Transparent About Measuring Progress, GAO-16-509: Published: May 20, 2016. Publicly Released: May 20, 2016. Food Safety: FDA Coordinating with Stakeholders on New Rules but Challenges Remain and Greater Tribal Consultation Needed, GAO-16-425: Published: May 19, 2016. Publicly Released: May 19, 2016.Continue Reading

GAO Report – Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: U.S. Assistance to Combat This Harmful Practice Abroad Is Limited

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: U.S. Assistance to Combat This Harmful Practice Abroad Is Limited, GAO-16-485: Published: Apr 27, 2016. Publicly Released: May 19, 2016. “U.S. and United Nations (UN) studies since 2010 have identified a variety of factors contributing to the persistence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In many communities where FGM/C is prevalent, FGM/C isContinue Reading

Cyberstates 2016 Report

“CompTIA’s 17th annual Cyberstates is the definitive source for state-by-state analysis of the U.S. information technology industry and the tech workforce. The report quantifies the size and scope of the tech sector and tech occupations across multiple vectors, while providing context with time-series trending, economic impact, average wages, business establishment analysis, IT jobs postings, careerContinue Reading

Research Data Alliance promotes knowledge sharing worldwide

“Who is RDA? The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. With close to 4,000 members globally, RDA comprises individuals, organizations and policy makers representing multiple industriesContinue Reading

Divide continues to separate rich from poor for broadband access

Center for Public Integrity – “Nationwide, families in neighborhoods with median household incomes below $34,800 — the lowest fifth of neighborhoods nationally — are five times more likely not to have access to broadband than households in areas with a median income above $80,700 — the top fifth, according to a Center for Public IntegrityContinue Reading

Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity

Hamilton, Neil W. and Organ, Jerome M., Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity (Professional Formation) (May 13, 2016). Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2779741 “Law schools must now define learning outcomes for their programs of legal education. Many law schools (andContinue Reading

Unethical Research: How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence

Unethical Research: How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence – Federico Pistono, Roman V. Yampolskiy (Submitted on 10 May 2016) “Cybersecurity research involves publishing papers about malicious exploits as much as publishing information on how to design tools to protect cyber-infrastructure. It is this information exchange between ethical hackers and security experts, which results inContinue Reading

The Justice Index 2016

“The Justice Index is part of a growing movement in America and around the world that understands access to justice as the key not only to fairness and justice, but also to stability and prosperity. In the United States, chief judges and chief court administrators have committed the state courts to the goal of “100Continue Reading