News tagged with peer reviewed journals

The ins and outs of peer review

If you are at all familiar with the operation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) you will know that, while the various authors are (unpaid) professionals of one sort or another with their own research ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Other
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Publish or perish culture encourages scientists to cut corners

Last week there was another very public case of a journal article being retracted as a result of academic misconduct. This time it was in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), with the lead author – Dr ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in
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How journals shape science and academia

No matter whether you study medicine or biology, law or art, neuroscience or history—there is one instrument that we all share: the journal. Learned journals play a pivotal role in science and academia. Publishing in scholarly ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Other
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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 modest sum) or give ...

dateJan 18, 2015 in Other weblog
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