Comparing the length of post-publication peer reviews in F1000 Research to those done pre-publication in four major medical journals shows authors are less likely to receive constructive or substantial criticism with F1000 Research reviews, despite a highly academic reviewer pool.
Timothy Vines is the managing editor of Molecular Ecology and an ecology researcher with a PhD in evolutionary ecology. Currently residing in Vancouver, he was born in the south of England, and lived in Edinburgh for eight years before moving to Vancouver in 2003. His fake Scottish accent has now faded completely. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and three chickens (for whom he has constructed a coop/bunker that keeps out the local raccoon gang). He was trained as a safari guide in Zambia, hunted for frogs in the Peruvian jungle, and “went native” in rural Romania during his PhD. He divides his little remaining free time between worrying about the zombie apocalypse and daydreaming about being the sixth member of Spinal Tap.