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Link: Referee troubles
A story from Frontiers in Neuroscience expresses some typical editor-referee pressure
08 Aug 2016
Link: Sustaining open access databases
Cameron Neylon considers the problems of funding and governance for open scholarly initiatives
06 Aug 2016
Why the new Wellcome Trust open review journal may be the science publishing future
Will they take the challenge to create a new reviewing culture?
14 Jul 2016
Link: Costs of scientific publishing
Jonathan Tennant and colleagues review the reasons why open access publishing is taking more and more of the scientific literature.
24 Apr 2016
Link: The origin of peer review
William Whewell introduced the practice of peer review to the Royal Society but the first paper subjected to the process led to a fight.
23 Apr 2016
Link: Michael Eisen comments on open access and PLOS financials
Where the money goes on open access fees, and why societies trade paywalls for conferences.
21 Mar 2016
Peer review under the microscope
New scientific publication models have introduced more open peer review models, but it remains hard to quantify the value of the review process.
04 Jan 2016
Should journals do post-pub review?
An opinion piece in eLife by Nikolai Slavov makes the case that journals should take greater responsibility for the fate of public discussion of papers that they publish.
25 Nov 2015
Link: Open access and APC double-dipping
Looking at why open access policies in South Africa have not made more impact on the public accessibility of science.
31 Oct 2015
Homo naledi on Wellcome Trust 10 open access facts
The U.K. biomedical grant giant notes the immense public interest in Homo naledi in the open access journal eLife.
29 Oct 2015
Quote: Peer review as practiced today is a form of hazing
A 2011 opinion piece by Hidde Ploegh discusses the problems that ensue when referees demand more and more experiments
12 Jul 2015
What sequences deserve a peer-reviewed publication?
A geneticist ponders whether mtDNA is worth publishing anymore.
07 Jul 2015
How long until paleoanthropologists must deposit data upon submission?
A Nature Genetics editorial makes the argument that basic scientific practice demands making biomedical data available upon submission, which makes me wonder about the future of paleoanthropology.
06 Jul 2015
On the importance of saying you're wrong
An experiment in post-publication peer review generates great interest but also some criticism.
09 Jun 2015
High recent admixture reported for Oase 1
One of the earliest modern human specimens from Europe shows the highest level of Neandertal ancestry yet found.
13 May 2015
Open peer review: a note from a physicist
Sabine Hossenfelder describes her experience with a recent case of open peer review, leading me to consider the situation from an anthopology perspective.
15 Feb 2015
A return for reviewers on open access
Reacting to a call for less emphasis on big grants in science.
25 Jan 2015
Link: Paleolithic archaeology journals compared
A table of impact factors, publication time and acceptance rates .
17 Jan 2015
Thinking of preprints in biology
A link to a perspective piece by Philippe Desjardins-Proulx and colleagues, with some comments.
13 Jan 2015
Link: The plagiarism problem in science
A commentary in PNAS explores some of the problems curtailing scientific misconduct in the literature.
03 Jan 2015
Changing the currency of academic science
John Ioannidis writes a prescription for changing the value system in ways that may improve scientific results.
29 Oct 2014
Link: John Ioannidis and the scientific workforce core
Looking closely at the 1 percent of scientists who publish every year.
31 Jul 2014
Time to trash anonymous peer review?
An open access avatar tries post-publication review
03 Oct 2013
"Open access spam" and how journals sell scientific reputation
An investigative report betrays the seemy side of scientific publishing
03 Oct 2013
Fear and the impact factor
03 Sep 2013
When sequencing genomes is too boring for journals
16 Jun 2013
What should be the shape of the science journal landscape?
02 Apr 2013
Cultural Anthropology, open access
12 Mar 2013
01 Sep 2012
"We find it hard to see what publication would achieve at this stage"
27 Aug 2012
The costs of publication delays
19 Aug 2012
PeerJ set to launch
18 Jun 2012
This is totally serial
10 May 2012
Turning around the profits
22 Apr 2012
Quote: Alok Jha on the cost of journals
09 Apr 2012
Failure to replicate
07 Apr 2012
Wiki into journal
05 Apr 2012
Open science interview
30 Jan 2012
Open access op/ed in NY Times
10 Jan 2012
Counting citations and career fitness
08 Jan 2012
Tenured inertia on publishing
04 Jan 2012
Is Nature Genetics something more than the GWAS Catalog?
03 Jan 2012
How many scholars are copyright pirates of their own work?
11 Nov 2011
Looking for pseudo-books
05 Nov 2011
Can Watson navigate the medical literature?
21 Sep 2011
Agitating for open science
07 Sep 2011
Open access barriers
31 Aug 2011
Make journals work better
29 Aug 2011
An academic journal copyright story
20 Aug 2011
Open science link
12 May 2011
Retractions and grants
21 Apr 2011
Kin selection strikes back
24 Mar 2011
Mailbag: More on megajournals
25 Jan 2011
Open access megajournals
23 Jan 2011
10 Sep 2010
Why don't universities cut out the middleman?
05 Sep 2010
01 Sep 2010
Guardian science blogs
31 Aug 2010
The price of erudition
26 Aug 2010
Mailbag: Human enterprises
21 Aug 2010
Experts are usually wrong
21 Aug 2010
AnthroSource sleeps furiously
18 Aug 2010
Down with supplements
13 Aug 2010
Fluffing the science
12 Jun 2010
Malapa embargo story
09 Apr 2010
25 Oct 2009
Citing papers you've never read
03 Sep 2009
Academic publishing notes
01 Sep 2009
ACS ends print journals
07 Jul 2009
The next scientific publishing
30 Jun 2009
Nature: Don't worry, be bloggy
25 Feb 2009
Data supplements driving me crazy
22 Dec 2008
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history of anthropology