Commentaries in The Scientist ~ 1986-2002
2002The Scientist on the Web
Vol:16, #16, p.10, August 19, 2002
2000The Evolution of "Hot Papers"
Vol:14, #14, p.4, July 10, 2000.
Language Editorials Should Be Translated for the Web
Is the Engineer So Different from the Scientist?
1999Acknowledged Web Posting Is Not Prior Publication
Vol 13, #12, p. 12, June 7, 1999
Evolution of the Reprint Culture: From Photostats to Home Pages on the
World Wide Web -- A tutorial on how to create your electronic archive
1998Untitled and Anonymous Editorials And Other Forms of Provincialism
Vol: 12, #20, p. 8, October 12, 1998
vs. Short-Term Impact: Part II
had a dream...about Uncitedness
Vs. Short-Term Journal Impact: Does It Matter?
1997Friendly Web Pages, Letterheads Bridging Four Media Cultures
Vol:11, #18, p.9, September 15, 1997
Scientist to Launch LabConsumer Section Featuring Product Reviews And
NIH Change Its Name?
Tribute to Calvin N. Mooers, A Pioneer Of Information Retrieval
A Few Common Myths About Journal Citation Impacts
1996The Prostaglandin-Prostacyclin-Nitric Oxide Connection
Vol:10, #24, p. 12, December 9, 1996.
Scientist Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary - And Its Millionth 'Hit' On
The World Wide Web
Significant Scientific Literature Appears In A Small Core Of Journals
Old Proposal For A New Profession: Scientific Reviewing
Is The Primordial Reference For The Phrase 'Publish Or Perish'?
ENIAC To Real-Time Access On The Web: A Technological Revolution In 50
At The Gates Of Congress: A Call For Activism, Not Complacency
Available On A Screen Near You: The Scientist On The World Wide Web
1995The Government's Rush To Judgment On Bernard Fisher's Work,Reputation
Vol:9, #23, pg.12 , November 27, 1995.
Credit Only Where It Is Due: The Problem Of Defining Authorship
International Professional Society Signals The Maturing Of Scientometrics
Sweet And Bittersweet Experience Of Receiving An Honorary Degree
Research: Shedding New Light On Old Questions Of Longevity And Prolongevity
New Look For The Scientist -- And New Ways Of Internet Access
Due Diligence Searches For Prior Art,The Patent Office Simply Does Not
1994Of Multimedia CD-ROMs And Real-Time Access:'Information Nirvana' Is Still Not On Horizon
Vol:8, #22, p.13, November 14, 1994.
Tribute To Robert K. Merton On Receiving The National Medal of Science
Capability Is Essential In The Global Science Community
Genius: It's Great If You Have It--But It's Not A Prerequisite To Success
Histories: A Valuable Testament To The Importance Of Biomedical Research
Demands That Scientists Now Put Internet Addresses On All Communications
Some Achievers Are Overlooked, Awards Are Healthy For Scientific Enterprise
Will Survive The Recurring Tension Among Researchers, Librarians, And Publishers
Two Hats: A Challenge And An Inspiration
Are Reasons For Optimism As We Launch The New Year
1993How An Understanding Of Science History Is Useful, Enriching, And Rewarding
Vol:7, #24, p. 12, December 13, 1993.
Clinton And Mary Lasker: A Photo In Proper Focus
Problems With Peer Review, Science Publishing Is Healthier Than Ever
Should Understand The Limitations As Well As The Virtues Of Citation Analysis
Research At Small Colleges Merits More Recognition, More Support
Searches Can Be Powerful Tools In Combating Redundant Publication
Pat On The Back For Westinghouse Finalists--And For The Talent Search Sponsors,
Publishing Extends Reach Of Scientists And Of The Scientist
We Launch Into The New Year, Reality Must Temper Expectations
1992Mentoring Young Scientists Is An Ethical Imperative--And A Pragmatic Necessity
Vol:6, #24, p.12, December 7, 1992.
In 1992: What Can We Do To Resolve The Uncertainties?
1991Bibliographic Negligence: A Serious Transgression
Vol:5, #23, pg. 14, November 25, 1991.
Hold Your Breath Waiting For The "Paperless" Journal
Truth, The `Flood' Of Scientific Literature Is Only A Myth
Can We Expect Today's Science Grads To Remain `Immersed, Active, And Hopeful'?
By Scientists At The Grass-Roots Level Is Needed To Solve The Research
Be An Uncited Scientist Is No Cause For Shame
Than Ever Before, Entrepreneurship Requires Courage, Not Recklessness
Back And Looking Ahead As We Greet A New Year And The Scientist's 100th
1990Assessing the Benefits of Science in Terms of Dollars and Sense
Vol:4, #22, p. 14, November 12, 1990.
The Nobel Prize Winners: Some Caveats Are In Order
Science Vs. Slow Science, Or Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Hubble Telescope's Biggest Problem: More Distortion Than Meets The Eye
Science Manpower Shortage. . . Myth Or Reality?
Societies Should Be Open To Scrutiny By Their Members And By The Press
Month To Celebrate Extraordinary Scientific Achievements
Call To Bring Back The Lasker Awards
Perestroika Open Soviet Science's Doors To The English Language?
New Year -- And A Renewal Of Dedication To Our Readers
time has come for the United States to get back into UNESCO
1989 Laster Award affirms the value of Contraceptive Research
U.S. should strengthen its Science and Technology links with Latin America
Chemistry Profession must act now to assume an environmentally sound code
Indexes can help halt the spread of fraudulent research
scientific publishing should be audited
and natural carcinogens: Putting the risks in perspective
Hearings on Science Fraud: More Overkill than Oversight
Glasnost and Perestroika Improve Scientific Freedom in East Germany?
Fingerprinting: A Powerful Law-Enforcement Tool with Serious Social Implications
English Language: The Lingua Franca of International Science
Scientists are a vast resource: Let's put their skills to good use
may be a virtue in the age of information overload
One plan to improve education: Is it short-changing our youngsters?
modest proposal to our partners: Show your support by subscribing
Hot Papers and "Critical" Acclaim
Editors owe readers timely action on retractions
tribute to Linus Pauling: A Citation Laureate
Nazi 'Research': To do so withouth condemnation is not defensible
Rebel Scientists, And Peer Review: Three Hot Topics
A symbol of change in Soviet Science
curious character, a true genius: Richard Feynman
open letter to the President-Elect
First World Scientists can reach out to Third World Colleagues
scientists can help foster science appreciation
abused foreign postdoc: A seamy side of science
mixes science and politics in bid for Senate
time out to think
Scientist welcomes corrections
the pulse of the National Institutes of Health
Science, Big Science -- And Global Science
it comes to Awards, just say yes
new look... and a new commitment
the role of chance
contacts at conferences
Super Tuesday and Superconductivity
Many Journals? Nonsense!
Handbook for Activist Scientists
Bank Boosts Brazilian Science
Capital" for Biomedical Research: The strategic role of the private foundation
cost of a fortress science mentality
there room in science for self-promotion
Mayor's Vision for a Renewed UNESCO
Tonegawa's Nobel Doesn't Mean
Revitalize Math Education
Year Past, the Years Ahead
Role of Information Scientists
the End of the Physician-Scientist
to avoid spreading error: Scientists must search for corrections
Science Advice: A Bulletin Board could benefit Policy-makers
Image of Scientists Matters
Strategy for Science
Military Threat to R&D
to Boost Third World Science: An international effort can maintain the
Information on Technology's Impact
must learn to lobby
stand up for Global Science: The United States must not cut its contribution
to UNESCO Programs
data is subtle stuff: A Primer on evaluating a Scientist's performance
undergraduate science: Students should participate in basic research
on you, Mrs. Thatcher. "Level Funding" for British Science is underfunding
out of the numbers game: On the need to emphasize quality in peer review
a Science Court: On the question of institutionalizing scientific factfinding
Global Village of Science: Professionals worldwide join The Scientist
as Editorial Consultants
Human Face of Science
Town Hall for Science
Voice for the Science Professional