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So your paper is published – now what?

23rd Jul 2014

Today I have an article published in Research Information magazine entitled 'Authors should prepare for post-publication review' (my original title was 'So your paper is published - now what?'). This Analysis & Opinion article discusses how post-publication peer review seems to be taking off and what that means for authors of scientific papers. I argue that in this new world, authors need to invest in ensuring their papers are correct, clear and complete before they go near a journal. One... Read more

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Submission to first decision time

5th Apr 2013

Having written previously about journal acceptance to publication times, it is high time I looked at the other important time that affects publication speed: submission to first decision time. As I explained in the previous post, the time from submission to publication in a peer reviewed journal can be split into three phases, the two discussed previously and here and also the time needed for the authors to revise, which the journal can't control. A survey of submission to first decision times I... Read more

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New peer review platforms

25th Apr 2012

A quick post this week. I have been thinking of writing about the various companies that have sprung up offering peer review for scientific papers that are independent of journals. But I don't need to: Jason Priem (@jasonpriem) has done it already. He has posted a Google document with a list of these services, which anyone can edit. I have added two that I have come across: Sympoze and PaperRater, in addition to the ones already listed (PubUp, The Third Reviewer, Arxiliv, PaperCritic, Peerage of... Read more

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