• 10.1073/pnas.1511912112
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • November 2015

An important analysis of today's publication trends


Topic Area
Biology / biological chemistry
Article Type
Primary Research

Logic / Design


Point of Paper
Very clear
Experimental Design
Excellent
Main Conclusions
Supported by evidence presented

Reproducibility


Key Procedures
Did not attempt to reproduce
# Procedures Attempted
None

Versatility


Applicability to Other Fields
Definitely
Use in Own Work
Did not attempt

Clarity


Overall Clarity
Exceptionally clear & well-written

Impact


Impact
Signifcantly advances the field

Transparency


Funding Sources
Clearly disclosed
Subject / Patient Consent:
Properly given
Conflicts of Interest
Not aware of any

Other


Safety Concerns
None or clearly mentioned

Details


A detailed observational study of the trends in biological sciences publishing, including analysis of time-to-publication, time-to-graduation, and the increasing minimum publication unit. The paper is interwoven with thoughtful analysis and perspective from the author. It includes an analysis of the pros / cons of preprinting manuscripts and makes a compelling case that "We may be approaching a breaking point in the publication process in the life sciences."

A must-read for all biology researchers. Don't skip the extensive Q & A addressing commonly asked questions about manuscript preprinting and publication reform.

This Review is the work of @SciPubAdvances. The whole peeriodical can be found at https://peeriodicals.com/peeriodicals/advances-in-scientific-publishing



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