Journals like to pretend that the impact factor is like a batting average in sports. But it’s not.
Scientific papers have become too long. It’s time to move in the opposite direction. Continue reading
A quick tip of the hat this week from TIR to Nature Communications. In an editorial published on September 12, they have announced that from now on they will list (on an opt-in basis) all preprints undergoing review for publication in the journal. The move is an important step in the ongoing change to the way that priority of discovery is determined in research. Continue reading
It’s a shame that the prevailing emotion upon acceptance of a paper tends to be relief rather than elation. Continue reading
A lighthearted post this week. What would the publishing landscape be like, if journals were restaurants instead of publications? TIR offers its own, definitely not Michelin-starred, guide…
Research nowadays is fixated with the notion of generating “high impact” work. “High impact” work is published in “high impact” journals and funding bodies are looking for “high impact” proposals to support. An appealing comparison can be drawn with the world of music, which has its own synonym for the phrase.