Documented scientific mineral research is actually quite extensive and informative, yet it is frequently ignored by major publications. We wanted to provide our inquiring public with some excellent sources of scientific research on minerals and their roles in the body not published in the major medical journals.
According to US biologist and Nobel prize winner Randy Schekman, leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process. Randy Schekman won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2013 and received his prize in Stockholm. His lab is no longer sending research papers to the top-tier journals, Nature, Cell and Science.
Writing in the Guardian, Schekman raises serious concerns over the journals’ practices and calls on others in the scientific community to take action.
Just as Wall Street needs to break the hold of the bonus culture, which drives risk-taking that is rational for individuals but damaging to the financial system, so science must break the tyranny of the luxury journals. The result will be better research that better serves science and society.
Major journals are not the only source of outstanding research. The science and studies that you will find in this section of our website may not be filled with the bold or provocative claims often found in the “luxury journals.” They are, however, equally as significant.
This section of our website will contain open-access research studies written by working scientists. Unlike the major publications, these studies are free to publish and free to read.
An Open Access publication is one that meets the following conditions:
- The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small number of printed copies for their personal use.
- A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable Open Access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).
- Open Access is a property of individual works.
- Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work.