Tuesday, March 30, 2010

B - Journal myths

Editorial. Exploding the myths surrounding how and why we select our research papers. Nature 2010;463:850.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v463/n7283/full/463850a.html

Nature provides some insights into its paper selection process, and debunks three myths about the process: (1) editors seek to boost the impact factor by selecting papers likely to have a high citation rate; (2) one negative referee will determine the fate of a submitted paper; (3) there is reliance on a small number of privileged reviewers.

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