Help gather data and inform­ation to recognize the role of early career researchers in peer review

Peer review is a central tenet of the evaluation of academic research. Peer reviewing manuscripts for journal publication is seen as part of a researcher’s service. Graduate students, who are supposed to be training in the sciences, should therefore clearly be participating in, and receiving  … Read more

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MBoC to begin publishing reviewer commentary along with articles

To promote transparency in scientific research, the basic research journal of the American Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), will begin publishing peer review reports along with articles beginning in early 2019. “Publishing peer reviewers’ comments and authors’ responses will encourage  … Read more

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Time for Second Order Change

I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During this time, I have seen exponential growth in education research, especially research beyond K–12 schools and outside of colleges of education. Much of this work  … Read more

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Predators and Prey in Publishing

DEAR LABBY: I’m a mid-career faculty member in a biology department at a large public university. Our department has been fortunate to recruit some really promising new assistant professors within the last few years. I try to check in on the new cell biologists on  … Read more

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preLights: Preprint highlights for biology

Preprints are a growing trend that is pushing the pace of dissemination of scientific information. preLights is a new service that selects and highlights preprints in a wide range of biological fields and can help you keep up to date! First, what are preprints? Preprints are unpublished  … Read more

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