The news function of journals has many dimensions, a major one consisting of where and when an article is published.
Adam Etkin describes the workings and rationale for scoring papers and journals based on the rigor of peer review they received prior to publication.
A proposal for a community site to review author experiences at various journals suggests the need for a new player in the trust economy of journals.
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.
Do papers reporting null results or confirmational results need to go through the same process as papers reporting significant and novel results? Or do they require only passing a perfunctory editorial review?
Narrowing the definition of peer review to only validation standards, we may be exposing peer review in its least flattering light, while ignoring the more reliable and powerful ways in which peer review serves science.
The abstract is an element of scientific papers we take for granted. Is that a good idea in a networked information environment gravitating to usage-based measures?
A debate at PSP reveals much, especially after it ends.
While the JofUR may represent a culmination of many trends in publishing, there’s still room for improvement.
The movement to publish more and more demands that we find ways to preserve the trust we’ve built while taking advantage of the sunlight public availability can provide.
Publisher relaunches journal with new editorial board and scope, and a renewed focus on rigorous review.
No new editor, a submission stop, and an announcement to authors to select another journal. As if this weren’t enough, the backlog of unpublished manuscripts is being cleared at an unprecedented rate.
An embattled math journal resumes publishing without its editor. Is this journal preparing to close shop?
Publisher asks for submission stop while searching for new editor-in-chief.