Category Archives: Peer review

Six questions about preprints

2017 is shaping up to be the year that preprints in biomedical sciences go mainstream. At the beginning of the year MRC and Wellcome Trust both moved to accept preprints in grant applications and scientific reviews. Another major UK biomedical … Continue reading

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Rapid or vapid?

Someone recently asked me what I thought about the open access journal Molecular Metabolism. I had just delivered a short talk to a group of researchers as a reminder about our open access policy and what my team could do … Continue reading

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Evidence of corruption?

Guilty.   Not guilty. The moment in the courtroom when a verdict is delivered is a moment of high drama, potentially a life-changing decision for the accused. Reading newspaper reports of court cases makes me feel uneasy. Is the verdict correct? How … Continue reading

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Scientific information in the digital age

Just a quick one. The European Commission is consulting on scientific information in the digital age. In late 2011 they intend to adopt a Communication and Recommendation on access to and preservation of digital scientific information. The press release says: … Continue reading

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Peer review inquiry – written evidence

I wrote a couple of months back about the background to the Science & Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into peer review. The Select Committee has published all the written evidence submitted to its inquiry. The publication of written evidence provides … Continue reading

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