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Standardising Peer Review in Paleontology journals

Just finished a first-draft on a new paper, “Standardising Peer Review in Paleontology journals.” Full project guidelines are available here. Feedback at this stage very much welcomed, as I have undoubtedly missed quite a bit! Here’s the introduction: “However ill-defined it may be, the peer-review process is still the gold standard that will continue to […]

Reforming scholarly publishing

SOURCE Our present publishing system is not working well. The growth of Open Access (OA) has been slow, resisted by many publishers at the expense of the public purse. Researchers have outsourced our evaluation system to this dysfunctional industry, which continuously infringes basic academic freedoms and human rights. Plan S is the latest attempt to […]