Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication September 8-10, 2013, Chicago, Illinois Following the successful 6 previous congresses, the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, which will be held September 8-10, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research on peer review … Continue reading CFP: Peer Review & Biomed Publication
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Rejected, But Not Dejected
A report by the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) of a recently published study by Vincent Calcagno et al. suggests that rejection by one journal with a subsequent resubmission and publication elsewhere may be a very good thing, appearing to be associated with the article’s being more frequently cited than articles accepted on the first … Continue reading Rejected, But Not Dejected
CFP: 7th Int’l Congress, Peer Review & Biomed Publ.
The Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication will be held September 8-10, 2013, in Chicago, IL. As with the previous Congresses, our aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical peer review and publication and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness, and equitability of the dissemination of biomedical information throughout … Continue reading CFP: 7th Int’l Congress, Peer Review & Biomed Publ.
In my work as a writing coach and editor for nursing faculty and doctoral students, I sometimes work with authors in interpreting inscrutable anonymous peer reviewers' comments. As most of us know, the peer review process is not perfect, and we sometimes find that one reviewer says, ACCEPT, another says, REJECT, while a third says … Continue reading Inscrutable Reviewers
Peer Review in Scientific Publications
Readers of NursingWriting might be interested in the just-released report of the English House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, "Peer Review in Scientific Publications." The report surveys the current landscape in order to document strengths and weaknesses of peer review and the effect of information technologies, and to make recommendations (including a discussion of alternatives … Continue reading Peer Review in Scientific Publications
Inside Higher Ed: Elsevier Wants Journal Without Peer Review to Adopt It
Reported today on Inside Higher Ed: Elsevier is pushing the only one of its journals that doesn't use peer review -- Medical Hypotheses -- to start using peer review, Times Higher Education reported. The journal has to date published articles that its editor -- Bruce Charlton, professor of theoretical medicine at the University of Buckingham … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Elsevier Wants Journal Without Peer Review to Adopt It
Chronicle: Is the Peer-Review System Broken?
Daniel J. Myers, professor of sociology and associate dean for research, graduate studies, and centers in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, says that the peer-review system (both for journals and book publishers) is not working, overwhelming many faculty with excessive review … Continue reading Chronicle: Is the Peer-Review System Broken?
Publishing Tips: Concerned About Peer Reviewers
One of the frequently confounding experiences that professors like you have had in scholarly publishing involves peer reviewers, whose comments sometimes conflict with each other or whose critiques are abusive or clueless. You are not alone. According to an article by Jeffrey Brainard entitled "Incompetence Tops List of Complaints About Peer Reviewers" in The Chronicle of … Continue reading Publishing Tips: Concerned About Peer Reviewers