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Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

By John H. McCool | April 6, 2017

Our totally bogus case report swiftly passed muster, with only minor revisions requested.

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image: Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By Frieder Michel Paulus, Nicole Cruz, and Sören Krach | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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image: Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By Geoffrey E. Hill | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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image: Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

By Yan Wang, Haoyang Li, and Shibo Jiang | November 18, 2016

A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 

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image: Opinion: Repairing Peer Review

Opinion: Repairing Peer Review

By Tricia Serio | November 18, 2016

Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished.

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Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers

By Timothée Poisot | October 13, 2016

This is not sustainable.

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image: Opinion: A Baseball Analogy

Opinion: A Baseball Analogy

By Dean Tantin | July 26, 2016

Stiff competition under the current biomedical publishing model prevents important work from reaching a wider community in a timely manner. 

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image: Opinion: Two Steps Toward Establishing Priority of Discovery

Opinion: Two Steps Toward Establishing Priority of Discovery

By Ronald Vale and Anthony Hyman | July 19, 2016

Establishing priority of a new finding is best achieved through a combination of a rapid, scientist-controlled disclosure followed by subsequent validation, through journal-based peer review and other mechanisms.

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image: Opinion: The Zika Effect

Opinion: The Zika Effect

By Vincent Racaniello | May 27, 2016

Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus

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image: Opinion: Reimagining the Paper

Opinion: Reimagining the Paper

By Ahmed Alkhateeb | May 2, 2016

Breaking down lengthy, narrative-driven biomedical articles into brief reports on singular observations or experiments could increase reproducibility and accessibility in the literature.

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