Academic Publishing: Reform peer review- VI

I reproduce the key takeaway below and deserves a particular mention. I hate the academic gatekeeping because it hinders the democratisation of research and discovery. "Editorial discretion" is important in the process but it merits repetition- those are opinions which could "swing" either way. Agreed that no one would want to risk their necks out … Continue reading Academic Publishing: Reform peer review- VI

Academic Publishing: Reform Peer Review- V

I had been discussing opening up the data exchanges based on blockchains. There are enough legal safeguards to ensure that the data be kept in escrow, for example, while the scientists can collaborate effectively. One of the major spin-off benefits would be in the costs savings for the libraries. Opening up the prepublication archives would … Continue reading Academic Publishing: Reform Peer Review- V

Conflicts of interest in research: For whom and how much?

There was an interesting Twitter exchange with someone who raised a precious point- for whom is the conflict of interest valid? I routinely sign the statement during the submission process, but those are "self-declaration" forms with no legal binding. I have heard nothing about anyone getting censured because of their "conflicts of interest". I won't … Continue reading Conflicts of interest in research: For whom and how much?