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Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission
Tim Birkhead, Robert Montgomerie | May 10, 2017
We suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals—one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2017
In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.
Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2017
An analysis of journals from the American Geophysical Union finds women are underrepresented as reviewers, likely because editors recommend them less often.
Journals Seek Out Preprints
Tracy Vence | Jan 18, 2017
With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,”
makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online.
Opinion: Repairing Peer Review
Tricia Serio | Nov 18, 2016
Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished.
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 4, 2016
Reviewers who are experts in a given field are more likely to deliver harsher critiques of papers that hit close to home, researchers report.
Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers
Timothée Poisot | Oct 13, 2016
This is not sustainable.
PubPeer Has (Probably) Stopped Collecting Anonymous Commenters’ IP Addresses
Bob Grant | Oct 4, 2016
In an attempt to avoid future subpoenas requesting potentially identifying information on unregistered users of the post-publication peer review website, the platform’s administrators have attempted to cease IP address collection.
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2016
More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.
Study: Peer Reviewers Swayed by Prestige
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 27, 2016
Evaluators of mock submissions to an orthopedic surgery journal were more likely to recommend the publication of a manuscript from distinguished authors than one from anonymous ones.