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CC licensing and open access

Here's an example of how limitations through CC licences can change what you do with a paper. I'm looking at an image. At first I thought to use it in a blog post about organic batteries. I thought I could do that because the paper is open access, but the...

SciAm and Stonehenge

Scientific American has an article on Stonehenge up this month. My first reaction would be disappointment if I’d bought a copy just to read the Stonehenge article. It’s not bad, but there’s a lot of ideas being generated by archaeologists at the...

Debunking Academics

I have some sympathy with alternative archaeologists when it comes to debunking. It’s common to see bloggers debunking their work, but not so much other academics. One reason for that could be that academics, doing their work as a professional job in specialist...

Why PLoS?

I’ve published a paper with PLoS One which should be out today. The most common question I’ve been asked so far is: Why there? I’m applying for jobs in Archaeology and Ancient History, so why would I want to publish in an online journal that hardly...