The following are links to two feature artides on the web about Ali Saib. One is in English and the other is in French. Ali is a member of Retrovirology’s editorial board who has been instrumental in producing a wonderfully educational movie on Dr. Virus and Mr. Hyde .
Below is the list of the top 10 most highly accessed articles at Retrovirology in October. It is noteworthy that the Editorial by Lever and Berkhout has been read 1284 times in the abbreviated period from Oct 14 to Oct 31st. These numbers illustrate the impact of Open Access and speak to the interest shown by readers.
Top 10 most accessed articles during October 2008
2008 Nobel prize in Medicine for discoverers of HIV
Andrew M.L. Lever,
Retrovirology2008, 5:91 ( 14 October 2008 )
EMBO announced the election of 59 new members in 2008, adding its total to over 1,300 of Europe’s foremost researchers. Olivier Schwartz of the Pasteur Institute, an editorial board member of Retrovirology, was one of the newly elected members. Congratulations, Olivier!!!
There are only a few more days left to nominate a deserving scientist for the 2008 Retrovirology prize. Please read the editorial below for further instructions on how to nominate for the prize and the approaching deadline.
Recognizing mid-career productivity: the 2008 Retrovirology Prize, call for nomination
Retrovirology 2008, 5:80 (11 September 2008)
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Retrovirology editors Ben Berkhout and Kuan-Teh Jeang spoke at the International Conference on Fundamental and Translational Research on HIV/AIDS: Global Perspectives held October 5-8, 2008 in Mumbai. India. Shown in the picture below are Berkhout and Jeang with an Indian friend in full local costume.
Burnet Institute HIV researcher wins Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Associate Professor Paul Gorry, Laboratory Head and Principal Fellow of the Centre for Virology at the Burnet Institute, is a winner in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards VIC 2008. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise the achievements of 10 outstanding young Victorian researchers in the sciences including physical, biomedical, applied sciences, engineering and technology. Paul received the award for his internationally-recognised work in the field of HIV research focussing especially on how HIV infects cells of the brain and causes dementia and other neurological problems in patients with AIDS. Director and CEO of the Burnet Institute, Professor Brendan Crabb said,“ I am delighted that Paul’s commitment to research of …
It is with great sadness that I received news this morning of the passing yesterday of our dear colleague and friend Ralph Grassmann. Ralph has been a valued member of our Retrovirology editorial board, and we plan to remember more about Ralph in Retrovirology in the coming days. A short piece about Ralph and his research interests can be read at the following link: http://htlv-tax.com/biosketchTax_webpage07RG.doc We will miss Ralph for his science and his friendship! Please see a picture of Ralph taken in 2004 below.
J GEN VIROL
J MED VIROL
CURR HIV RES
AIDS RES HUM RETROV
This past Tuesday, ISI Thomson released the official 2007 Impact factor (IF) numbers for over 6,000 journals. Retrovirology’s 2007 IF number is 4.04. Out of 6,000 journals in the ISI data base, this places Retrovirology at number 555. However, a better comparison would be to rank Retrovirology with virology journals that primarily publish basic virus research articles. If such a comparison is made, then Retrovirology would rank right below Journal of Virology and above many other excellent and …
One trend that is relevant to online scientific publishing is the relative robustness of the general readership for printed newspapers. While I am not aware of any data surveying the preference of scientists for online journal articles versus their printed counterparts, the prevalence of readership for printed newspapers is a tightly monitored metrics. Today’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) continues yet another article describing the steady and seemingly inexorable erosion in print readership. Thus the WSJ stated that “average weekday circulation at 534 daily newspapers fell 3.6% for the six months ended March 31, compared with the year-earlier period.” Some notable declines included the New York Times (-3.85%), …