Tagged: scientific journals

Poor peer-review – a case study - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2015

Many scientists are not impressed with the peer-review processes scientific journals use. Like democracy, this peer-review is better than all the available alternatives but it certainly doesn’t guarantee published scientific papers are problem-free. Sure, peer-reviewed sources are better than others which have no quality control. But it is still a matter of “customer beware.” The intelligent … … Continue reading … Read More

Funding giant toughens support for open publishing - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 11, 2012

by Justin Norrie, editor, The Conversation One of the world’s biggest science funding bodies will strengthen its support for free online publishing by sanctioning errant academics who take its grants but publish in subscriber-only journals. The Wellcome Trust, Britain’s largest non-governmental funding body for medical research and the world’s second largest after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, … Read More