Tagged: journal

New editor of Journal of Royal Society of NZ - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves May 12, 2016

The journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand began its life in the 1860s covering a wide range of topics. New editor Professor Ewan Fordyce FRSNZ would like to regain a little more of that breadth of discipline. The University of Otago Professor knows something about crossing disciplinary boundaries, as a paleontologist in a Geology Department, working … Read More

Credit where it’s due? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 18, 2012

H/T to @MyBioTechniques for pointing me to a Chronicle article by Chris Woolston ‘When a mentor becomes a thief‘, which recounts a number of cases of junior scientists finding themselves left out of authorship when papers about their work are published. The peer reviewed publication is the currency of science and as a result all sorts of shenanigans go … Read More

Independent top-tier open-access biomedical and life sciences journal - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 30, 2011

Over at Occam’s Typewriter[1] Frank has written introducing an initiative by The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to launch a new top-tier open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research. Frank has most of the news, so I won’t repeat it, but to add that there is … Read More

Peer review - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Sep 06, 2009

Recently I was asked by a scientific journal to review an article that had been sent to them. This is pretty standard procedure for journals, and every scientist will know what I am talking about. For those non-scientists, peer review is a way of ensuring (or rather, trying to ensure) quality in scientific publication. If someone writes an article and … Read More