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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Same blog, new home

14th Jul 2014

This blog has a new home! The sharmanedit blog has been hosted at for several years. Now that I (Anna) have set up Cofactor, it makes sense to incorporate the blog into the Cofactor website. All the old posts are now here, and new posts will appear here. Links to posts at the old Wordpress site will soon redirect to the corresponding post here. What has changed? Only that the style of the posts fits with that of the rest of the website. I hope you continue to enjoy the posts... Read more

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June highlights from the world of scientific publishing

2nd Jul 2014

The launch of Cofactor and what I learnt from Twitter in June: an unusual journal, a very large journal, a new journal and a very slow journal, plus accusations of publisher censorship and more. The biggest highlight of the month for me was (of course) the launch Cofactor, my company that aims to help researchers publish their work more effectively. The launch event in London was a great success - over 50 people from science and publishing came to hear about the company and from four speakers... Read more

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