In the meantime, I wanted to share this article that was just published today in Science about scientific publishing: I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here - Science Careers - Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Faculty, Postdoc jobs on Science Careers
I agree that the current system of publishing is pretty antiquated. The author gives some pretty hilarious suggestions for changes that could be made, like 'Assess impact factors based on whether your grandparents think they've heard of the journal' (Grandma, have you heard of the journal Science?) and 'replace lengthy peer review with 'likes' on Facebook.' I could support that!
Turns out the author also does stand up comedy! Here he is doing 'The Grad Student Rap':
I think that's why I enjoy this whole blogging business. It's a way to quickly share information that is accessible to everyone.
Aside from my mom and uncle Richie, how many of you have read my three scientific publications? On the other hand, how many of you have read at least three of my blog posts? Exactly.