About the Obon holiday
DMC will close from Aug 13th (Thu) to Aug 16th (Sun) for the Obon holiday. For urgent requests during this time, please email us at [email protected] with ‘URGENT’ included in the subject line'. Please note that we are unable to support translation requests during the holiday.
Self-plagiarism and the problems of the Similarity Index
DMC is often asked to paraphrase a paper’s text when questions of plagiarism and self-plagiarism arise. But the manner in which plagiarism is currently identified is simplistic - based on the identification of similarity among text - and rife with problems. One common service is iThenticate. Most authors will know...
About Golden week holiday
We will close from Apr 27 (Sat) to May 6th (Mon) as same as national calendar. But if you have an urgent request, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject tile including ‘URGENT’. About translation request, unfortunately we can not deal with during the holiday.
The retina, a window to the heart
Retinal fundus images – photographs of the back of the eye – have traditionally been used to monitor the progression of eye diseases. Increasing research, however, suggests that the network of blood vessels visible in fundus images may be useful for evaluating and even clinically diagnosing other complications such as...
The speed of light - just how does it feel?
Let’s be honest - you’ve always wanted to know what the speed of light really meant. Oh, 8 minutes 19 seconds to Earth - you knew that - but how would it feel? If you were a photon emitted by the sun, how fast would your trip feel as you...
3D Brain is an interactive model of the human brain developed as part of BrainFacts.org, a public information resource by the Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is a high-resolution, easy-to-use, interactive platform for learning basic gross neuroanatomy and function. Users can rotate the...
Hollywood to the Rescue
An old client recently joined a foreign generic drug company which is now operating in Japan. Although his written English is very good, he has difficulties when videoconferencing with the head office. “I do not catch half of their conversation and have difficulty in discussions with them.” He asked me...
Does "free" really mean FREE?
“Nature makes all articles free to view” is the title of a recent Nature News article (http://www.nature.com/news/nature-makes-all-articles-free-to-view-1.16460). However, while this seems exciting on first glance, the next line (in smaller print) reveals important limitations: “Publisher permits subscribers and media to share read-only versions of its papers.” Further reading clarifies that...
beware of predatory publishers
Free Journal Articles (Open Access) and Predatory Publishers Have you tried to download a journal article (particularly one that was just published) that is extremely important for your research only to find that the publisher’s website requires you to pay a high price? If so, you are not alone. While...
Shaw Prize Congratulations
Established in 2004 to recognize the work of scientists active in the fields of Astronomy, Life Sciences/Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences, the Shaw Prize annually acknowledges scientists around the world making significant recent advances in their respective fields. With the award carrying a purse of 1 million US dollars (100 million...