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Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model

A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a ...

Jan 18, 2015 weblog
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Peer review is fraught with problems, and we need a fix

Dirty Harry once said, "Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one". Now that the internet has made it easier than ever to share an unsolicited opinion, traditional methods of academic review are beginning ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Is teaching by Twitter a viable option?

Research highlights the wealth of opportunity in social networking sites; for shared academic knowledge, distribution of information, dialogue amongst peers and academic networking. However, with 40% of 300 million tweeters ...

Aug 06, 2014
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SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review

(Phys.org) —For movie stars, bad publicity—a fender-bender, rowdy behavior at a club, neighbor's complaints—is better than the real career-killer, which is no publicity at all. In scientific research, ...

Jul 11, 2014 weblog
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Content kingmaker—quality or webpage position?

In today's Information Age, it's easy get overwhelmed by online content. On YouTube alone, over 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute. Showcasing the most interesting content allows providers ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Appraising the peer-review process

Most academic papers today are published only after some academic peers have had a chance to review the merits and limitations of the work. This seems like a good idea, but there is a growing movement that ...

Jun 02, 2014
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