peer review



A rather frustrating reality for those not lucky enough to have access via a University account are the barriers that exist around many scientific papers. You might perhaps be looking into some topic and would be interested in reading a peer-reviewed paper, but then when you search, you find that it sits behind […]

The quiet scientific revolution … bypassing Elsevier paywalls


Indeed yes, a scientific paper entitled “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. So the story here is that back in 2005 the authors,  David Mazières and Eddie Kohler, wrote this “paper” as a joke reply to the gazillions of emails they get from vanity journals. […]

“Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication



The Victorian model is passing, the rise of Internet centric open-source journals is here, as an example here is the latest. Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler, MD, has launched Curēus, a new open-source medical journal that leverages crowdsourcing to make scientific research more readily available to the general public. Leveraging the power of an […]

A new open-source medical journal has been launched


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One of the many variations of modern creationism (the folks that claim ‘god did it’ is the right answer) is called “Intelligent Design”. There they attempt to refute evolution via the promotion of scientific evidence for an intelligent designer, and also attempt to make it more palatable by omitting all religious terms from what […]

Claims of Peer Review for Intelligent Design examined … and debunked


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Winston Hide is the associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. There he specialises in the bioinformatics of genomic approaches to public health. He also used to be the associate editor of Genomics, a top tier peer-reviewed scientific journal, but […]

Winston Hide, associate editor of Genomics, quits in protest