Previous Associate Editor, Leo Trottier, launches Kickstarter campaign

Leo Trottier has served as Scholarpedia’s Associate Editor from 2009 to 2013, when he left due to the time commitments of his business CleverPets. Today his company launched a Kickstarter compaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453211280/cleverpet-a-console-that-teaches-and-feeds-your-do

Leo has been integral in Scholarpedia’s success over the past several years. We were sad to see Leo step down from his role of Associate Editor, but wish him luck in his new endeavors.

Test version LIBRE made public

In case you haven’t noticed, Scholarpedia is a big proponent of the open-access movement in science. Because of this, we were excited to learn that a new open-access project, LIBRE, has reached a fundamental milestone: opening their platform for testing today.

LIBRE aims to be an open-access platform where experiments can be posted before traditional publication to receive open peer reviews.

Original blog post:

http://www.openscholar.org.uk/libre-available-for-testing/

Such disruptive technology will undoubtedly face resistance and struggle and we wish LIBRE the best.