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
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/03/how-seriously-read-scientific-paper

Peer Review: Close Inspection   Quirin Schiermeier, Nature, May 2016
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v533/n7602/full/nj7602-279a.html

Investigating Journals: the dark side of publishing   Decian Butler  Nature 2013
https://www.nature.com/news/investigating-journals-the-dark-side-of-publishing-1.12666

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
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/paging-dr-fraud-the-fake-publishers-that-are-ruining-science