MVL Meeting: Dr. Chuck Oman (9a, 5/9, 33-116)

May 7, 2018

In lieu of regular journal club - we’ll have a group discussion of ideas for reading scientific papers, problems with the peer review system, and the emerging problem of fake/predatory scientific journals.   In preparation, suggest everyone look at these three Science and Nature articles:

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper.  Elisabeth Pain  Science, March 2016

Peer Review: Close Inspection   Quirin Schiermeier, Nature, May 2016

Investigating Journals: the dark side of publishing   Decian Butler  Nature 2013

If you’re interested in efforts to punk predatory journals, you might also enjoy:

Alan Burdick  Paging Dr. Fraud: The fake publishers that are ruining science.  New Yorker, March 2017