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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights – new release

We officially release Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights this evening with a launch in the University of Adelaide’s Ira Raymond Room by the Chief Justice of South Australia, the Hon. John Doyle AC. 19 international contributors take varying perspectives on the impact of bills of rights in a range of countries with and […]

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Making a killing out of journals

Around universities world-wide more and more scientists are asking how much they need Elsevier and other huge publishers making a fortune publishing their journals.  For example, in 2011 Elsevier reported a bigger profit margin than Apple.  Unlike Apple, they are not paying for the core product they are selling: scientific research. Worse still, they often […]

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Launch of Magnesium in the Central Nervous System 15 March

On Thursday 15 March forensic pathologist Professor Roger Byard launched a new book gathering together the world’s leading researchers on the role of magnesium in our health.  International contributors from Australia, China, Europe and North America cover a range of topics under three main headings: magnesium in the normal brain, in neurological diseases and in […]

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Bona fide or after your money?

Publishing scholarly books and articles directly online is one of the great innovations of the digital age. There are some scamsters out there, however, who take advantage in particular of young researchers under pressure to publish. The most recent Chronicle of Higher Education (9 March, page A6) discusses the strategy employed by one company who contacted a young […]

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