Having an impact (factor) and other stories from Gregory Petsko

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Biologist Gregory Petsko has written a monthly column for the journal Genome Biology since the journal launched in 2000. To mark the 10th anniversary of the column and the journal, Genome Biology created an eBook (iPad/iPhone: free, Kindle: 99 c) containing all columns up to August 2010.

I downloaded the iBooks version for iPad/iPhone. The columns read nicely on the iPad display (almost all of them are text-only, a few contain images and/or links), and the texts are of course thoughtful and entertaining. Here are a few teasers:

Petsko G. Nation of twits. Genome Biology. 2009;10(8):110+. Available from: doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-8-110.

Petsko G. What my genome told me – and what it didn’t. Genome Biology. 2009;10(6):108+. doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-6-108.

Petsko G. Having an impact (factor). Genome Biology. 2008;9(7):107+.
doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-7-107.

Suggestion for Genome Biology: if you want more people to read the column, create an RSS feed for it. Or even better, turn it into a blog.

Suggestion for EMBO Reports: pick up the idea and create an eBook with the editorials by Frank Gannon, who wrote a similarly thoughtful column for them until April 2009.

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