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Archive for April 14th, 2013


The rapid change in science communication is leading to multithreaded discussions on peer review (just one example of many, Philip Moriarty’s recent posting at the IOP) and models for journals. The latter discussions are backed by journals following new models for both the business and the reviewing side; PeerJ is the most radical and recent example here. I was recently asked to participate in a survey by Langmuir/ACS, which I duly completed. This post summarises my reaction to the survey and some of my post survey thoughts. The questions revolved around peer review (blind, double blind, open and so on) from the point of view of the reviewer and the author. There was also a box to fill in with additional comments. What I wrote in that box is: (more…)

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