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News release: the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool

10th Nov 2014

The recently launched editing and consultancy company Cofactor has released a free, online tool to help scientists choose the most appropriate journal for their paper. The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool is available at http://cofactorscience.com/journal-selector. The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool asks 20 questions on topics such as subject area, peer review type, open access status, publication charges and speed of review. It then narrows down the list of suitable journals according to the... Read more

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Introducing the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool

10th Nov 2014

The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool can help you find the best journal for your paper. When you are choosing a journal for your paper, what is your strategy? Do you ‘climb down the impact factor ladder’, trying journal after journal in decreasing order of selectiveness until one accepts the paper? Do you go straight to a specialist journal in your field? Do you go straight to an open access megajournal you know will accept the paper as long as the science is sound – never mind how... Read more

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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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