Say ‘No’ to the Impact Factor

"For the sake of science, the emphasis [on the impact factor] needs to change." Randy Schekman & Mark Patterson (1). Do you know someone who has had a paper out for review for more than six months at one of the 'best' journals? Yeah, I do too. Welcome to the absurdity of the scientific publi...

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Building a COMPASS

As any boy scout knows, you can make a compass from water, a cork, and a needle, but you need to spend time brushing that needle over and over with a magnet to align the dipoles in the right direction. New committees also require considerable brushing up. To properly orient ASCB's newest, COMPASS (t...

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