Tag: science writing

Calling Shenanigans on Nuclear Instruments and Methods, a “Peer Reviewed” Journal

UPDATE at end of post   Original Post- The journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, or NIM for short, is published by Elsevier and is peer reviewed. Or so I thought. A few months ago several co-workers and I submitted a paper on a Friday…


Biography of O. Hai

I was curious about the authors of the paper I mentioned yesterday.  After looking around the web for a while I was able to find the following biography for O. Hai.   O. Hai was born to a single mother on the same day as two siblings and took an early interest in physical sciences….


A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine

My favorite journal, Journal of Apocryphal Chemistry, has just published an interesting article.  The authors, O. Hai and I. B. Hakkenshit, describe a synthesis of pseudoephedrine from readily available crystal meth.  Pseudoephedrine is the decongestant in Sudafed, which used to be out on stores shelves.  Now if you want to buy it you have to…


Scientific publications

In general when a scientific paper is published through one of the major publishing houses, the publishers require a transfer of copyright.  The terms transfer almost all rights to the publisher, but most of the agreements include a clause allowing the authors to share the work through their personal websites. I don’t have the HTML…


Royal Chemical Society has OpenOffice Templates

I’m writing an article which I plan on submitting to Chemical Communications, a publication of the Royal Chemical Society.  I’m writing it in Microsoft Word, but while looking through the author tools I found that they have templates for a bunch of different office software including OpenOffice.  Link here.  This is exciting for a couple…