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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.
TS Picks: September 26, 2016
Tracy Vence | Sep 27, 2016
World leaders agree to fight superbugs; researchers edit human embryos; peer reviewers’ motivations
Most Active Peer Reviewers Honored
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 26, 2016
The “Sentinels of Science” award recognizes especially productive peer reviewers.
Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts
Bob Grant | Sep 20, 2016
An open-access journal is trialing a peer-review process in which reviewers do not have access to the results or discussion sections of submitted papers.