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Find out how to get involved with this year’s activities examining trust in peer review.
A recent BMJ editorial discusses the benefits and risks of the use of preprints during the current coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented global impact. Now, a Digital Science report asks how the research landscape has adapted to these extreme circumstances.
Publishers show enthusiasm for preprints by allowing transfer from preprint servers to submission sites and by integrating preprint platforms into manuscript submission workflows.
Mathematical model highlights the arbitrariness of peer review and finds that more innovative papers are less likely to be selected for presentation.
Kyle Siler describes the complexities of differentiating predatory and non-predatory publishing.
Could medical publishing benefit from a more dynamic system, where open publications can be updated and engagement is sought across disciplines?
A recent article in Nature reveals how dedicated data sharing infrastructure may be key to facilitating systematic research into peer review processes.
Publons data show many predatory journals enlist scholars to perform peer review – young researchers should be particularly wary.
With a survey revealing that half of researchers have ghostwritten peer review reports, do peer review processes require reform?
Scientific publishing is adapting to make research on COVID-19 and coronaviruses freely and rapidly available to all. But does the crisis highlight an opportunity for more fundamental reform?
PLOS ONE now offers Registered Reports, shifting peer review focus from results to the quality of study design. Is this part of the future of open science?
Many journals ask submitting authors to suggest recommended peer reviewers, potentially risking bias and misconduct. Do the benefits outweigh these risks?
Abstract ‘spin’ can distort a study’s findings and lead to inappropriate conclusions being drawn. But just how prevalent is this problem?
Find out how to get involved in this year’s activities on #QualityinPeerReview.