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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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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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Launching a new venture with a debate on peer review

11th Jun 2014

The big day has arrived: this evening about 60 people will gather in Kings Cross, London, to launch my new company, Cofactor. Hopefully lots more will follow along online using the hashtag #PeerRevFactors, because this will not just be a launch, it will also be an evening of short talks and discussion about peer review. The theme is 'What difference will changes in peer review make to authors and journals?' and we have four great speakers: Giulia De Rossi, a PhD student who has published in several... Read more

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