Scientists at border control & publishers in the transition to open access

[July 22-26, 2013] The editor’s note about your science summer week

If you missed any of this week’s MyScienceNews articles, here’s the perfect opportunity to have a look.

Each time you go past the customs check, do you ever wonder how the border officials efficiently identify counterfeit or illegal products? With the help of a trained dog? Special instruments? In this article, you’ll learn how these labs operate. Let’s go and explore the mystery behind the customs analyses:

Scientists at the Border: identifying counterfeit products, detecting future drugs



What’s happening in the field of science publishing? In the transition toward open access how can we balance the role of the big publishers and those of learned societies? Guided by this article, you may draw some conclusions of your own.

What role do scientific publishers play in the transition to Open Access?



That’s all for this week. See you Monday for more science stories on MyScienceNews.