The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study

Source: The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study I have been always interested in books and publishing. My mother owned a bookstore and I have been surrounded by books since I was born. How easy it has become in recent years to produce and distribute books and journals has lured me into attempting self publishing with “Beyond the Visible”, and nowadays our UV4Plants Bulletin and a couple of new books in preparation. The actual limitations are no longer technical or monetary in nature, just the time used by editors, reviewers, and of-course authors. Sometimes I marvel at being able to run a …

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Organisation of UV4Plants 2018 Conference

UV4Plants invites expressions of interest from the membership to host the 2018 Conference The Conference will be held over 3 days to give ample time for informal discussion as well as a full programme of lectures and poster sessions and possibly an excursion. In addition, a Training School for early-stage researchers will be held immediately before the Conference at the same venue. Those interested in hosting the Conference should send expressions of interest to the Secretary, UV4Plants (secretary@uv4plants.org) by 3 February 2017, including the names of the proposed organisers, possible venues, accessibility (travel options), a provisional indication of costs for …

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Website updates

Pages at the site had recently been loading very slowly. While trying to find the cause of the problem I switched to a simpler newer theme. Performance is now back to normal, although the problem may have been a link to a non-responding RSS feed rather than with the theme. I will not reinstall the previous theme, as it does not seem to be receiving updates to track updates to WordPress itself. In the next few days I will work on making the site visually more engaging. Ideas are welcome!

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The second handbook is taking shape

A preprint of a new handbook titled R for Photobiology is now available. Only a few pages are based on Beyond the Visible, the handbook produced during COST Action FA0906 UV4growth. Everything else is new material. As authors we have decided to publish it before it is finished, so that we can make changes and additions based on your comments. It is available through Leanpub. For dowloading the PDF, whether you decide to pay for it or not, you will have to register as user of the Leanpub the site. You will only receive an occasional message from the authors …

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