Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tourism in salinas as a source of development and sustainability

Flamingos feeding in the ponds of a salina in Figueira da Foz

This is a follow-up to a previous blog post, Artisanal Portuguese salinas: remembering the past, building the future. For many centuries, the salt extraction industry was among Portugal’s main economic activities, a catalyst for internal and external commercial growth. Although it was visibly responsible for boosting population in several coastal regions, from the mid-20th century… Read more »


Painful publishing – whose fault?

In the five years since the publication of the ‘Painful publishing’ letter in Science by Martin Raff , Alexander Johnson and Peter Walter, and the four since we (then Journal of Biology, now BMC Biology) started our experimental re-review opt-out policy, many voices have been raised in protest at the tyranny (sic) of reviewers, and… Read more »