The Fractured Logic of Blinded Peer Review in Journals
The case for “blinding” to make journal peer review fair seems less and less plausible to me for the long run. It even seems antithetical to ultimately reducing the problems it’s a bandaid solution for.
It’s Time to Do Something About Predatory Publishers
Sure, it’s happened to all of us — the invitation to be keynote speaker at a conference you’ve never heard of or an invitation to sit on an editorial board for a journal with a name you don’t recognize.
How Much Would Each Researcher Receive if Funding Was Distributed Equally?
A paper arguing that researchers could, on average, maintain current PhD student and Postdoc employment levels, and still have at their disposal a moderate to considerable budget for travel and equipment, depeding on the country.
Automatic Jargon Identifier for Scientists Engaging with the Public
Scientists are required to communicate science and research not only to other experts in the field, but also to scientists and experts from other fields, as well as to the public and policymakers. One fundamental suggestion when communicating with non-experts is to avoid professional jargon.
How Articles Get Noticed and Advance the Scientific Conversation
The good news is you’ve published your manuscript! The bad news? With two million other new research articles likely to be published this year, you face steep competition for readers, downloads, citations and media attention.
Conflicts of Interest in GM Bt Crop Efficacy and Durability Studies
An analysis focusing on the efficacy or durability of GM Bt crops and ties between the researchers carrying out these studies and the GM crop industry showing that ties between researchers and the GM crop industry were common, with 40% of the articles considered displaying conflicts of interest (COI).