Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Coronavirus experts are swamped with reading submissions, which they’re working through as quickly as possible.
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications

Coronavirus experts are swamped with reading submissions, which they’re working through as quickly as possible.

Coronavirus experts are swamped with reading submissions, which they’re working through as quickly as possible.

peer review
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Gary McDowell and Rebeccah S. Lijek | Jan 22, 2020
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
James L. Sherley | Jan 13, 2020
Training young scientists to review submitted manuscripts should be an academic exercise, not a facet of professional scientific publishing.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the January/February 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Marja Makarow | Oct 2, 2019
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.
New Journal Seeks Typically Overlooked Studies
New Journal Seeks Typically Overlooked Studies
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019
Its articles will include negative results, reproducibility studies, and peer reviewers’ names.
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Ricardo Borges, Andrew G. Ewing | Jul 23, 2019
The standard system of separating figures, tables, and legends from the text is unnecessary and laborious.
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld | Jun 6, 2019
It is a violation of publishing ethics to use the peer review comments of one journal to mature a manuscript and submit to another with a higher impact factor.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 22, 2019
A memo distributed to employees of the US Department of Agriculture requires them to include a disclaimer that their peer-reviewed work doesn’t represent agency findings or policy.