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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 […]

26: A blockchain-based model of peer review

This is adapted from our “recent” paper in F1000 Research, entitled “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review.” Due to its rather monstrous length, I’ll be posting chunks of the text here in sequence over the next few weeks/months to help disseminate it in more easily digestible bites. Enjoy! This section outlines […]

Impact of Social Sciences – The “problem” of predatory publishing remains a relatively small one and should not be allowed to defame open access

A recent investigation led by an international group of journalists raised concerns over the scale of the problem of deceptive publishing practices, with many researchers of standing and reputation found to have published in “predatory” journals. However, while the findings of this investigation garnered significant media attention, the robustness of the study itself was not […]