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Researchers in 186 Countries Reading the ODA eJournal

We are honored to report that as of 14 May 2020, researchers in 186 countries follow articles published in the ODA eJournal–which continues to “raise the bar” for the most widely circulated scientific journal in history.

For perspective, consider that there are 195 countries in the world today (193 member states of the United Nations and two non-member observer states–the Holy See and the State of Palestine).

ODA Sale Begins in January, 2020

Individual users will be able to obtain MegaODA and CTA software, and a PDF copy of Maximizing Predictive Accuracy, for $9.99. If interested, please see the Resources tab.

ODA LLC, the ODA eJournal, and User’s Personal Information

The ODA eJournal hosting service only records the number of individuals who read ODA articles by country, and the total number of reads/downloads by article across time. The ODA LLC transaction service uses the email address of the individuals who purchase ODA software to send the individuals a zipped file containing the software. ODA, LLC does NOT collect or sell ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION whatsoever.

Today Paul Yarnold and Robert Soltysik celebrate 40 years of collaborative development of the ODA paradigm. Their collaboration began in 1979, while they were attending an outdoor presentation of Fiddler On The Roof.

“New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.”  [From address by Max Planck, the father of Quantum Mechanics, on the 25th anniversary of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft (January 1936), as quoted in Surviving the Swastika : Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (1993) ISBN 0-19-507010-0.]

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”  [Max Planck: Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Mit einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue gehaltenen Traueransprache.Johann Ambrosius Barth Verlag (Leipzig 1948), p. 22, as translated in Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. F. Gaynor (New York, 1949), pp. 33–34 (as cited in T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).]