Publishers have retracted more than 20 COVID-related papers. Are they learning from their mistakes and fixing process failures?
Peer Review Week 2020 continues with a guest post by Bahar Mehmani of Elsevier, who interviewed Professor Jeffrey Unerman about his work on the risks of self-referential peer review.
Chefs Alice Meadows, Jasmine Wallace, and Karin Wulf tackle Peer Review Week 2020’s theme of Trust in Peer Review with this post on trust as both an ethic and a practice
Rick Anderson interviews Kim Eggleton of IOP about the publisher’s recently announced move to 100% double-blind peer review.
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future? Part 2
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future?
John Oliver presents a fairly devastating look at how history is taught in America and how that has contributed to our current problems.
A paper linking tweets and citations comes under attack, but more from the authors’ inability to answer even basic questions about their paper and resistance to share their data.
Thoughts on the new Chinese policy on research evaluation from three Chinese publishers.
Uncertain times call for distressed typography.
Research Outreach is a young company that helps researchers make their work more easily intelligible to a lay audience. Editorial Director Emma Feloy answers some questions about how their service works.
Five months to go till the sixth annual Peer Review Week, a global celebration of the critical role peer review plays in scholarly communications. This year’s theme is trust — learn more in this post by Alice Meadows
Christos Petrou analyzes the potential publishing impacts of new Chinese policies on research assessment.
Dr. Jie Xu from the Wuhan University of China offers a view of how Chinese researchers are reacting and are likely to alter their behavior in response to new policies governing research evaluation.
A new set of policies mark an effort to largely reform the research and higher education evaluation systems in China. The potential impact on the STM publishing sector is examined.