The New-York Times published an article about the weaknesses of the scientific peer-review process. The article also provides a few ideas for improvements. I will not discuss this article, but please read it if you are unfamiliar with the current peer-review “crisis”.
Here are a few random thoughts i had about peer-review, which I do not remember reading about in articles or posts.
A few months ago, I joined Bio-protocol as an associate editor. The first protocol I edited is now published, so I thought I’ll write about this experience.
Bio-protocol is an open access, peer-reviewed e-journal which specializes, you guessed it, in publishing life-science protocols. Submission is almost exclusively by formal invitation and it is free of charge (i.e. no submission or publishing fees).