I cannot read it and agree with claims that peer review “is broken” and does not work. Such claims are at best oversimplifying the problems and selectively excluding evidence.
My experience with elite journals
Over the last 15 years, my opinion about the significance of publishing in elite journals has evolved considerably. Below are some of main phases and the factors that have shaped my opinion: As a beginning PhD student, I took several classes based on discussing primary research papers. Many of these papers, especially in my biochemistry course, … Continue reading My experience with elite journals
Promoting (your) research
"I am a scientist focused on conducting research, not on promoting it." This thinking strongly resonated with me when I was a PhD student. If it resonates with you, read on to learn why and how you should promote (your) research. Common approaches to promoting your research include aiming to publish your papers in elite … Continue reading Promoting (your) research
The bigger picture
Publishing a paper in a top journal may be relatively unimportant.
I am hugely enthusiastic for communicating research by preprints. So naturally, I am happy to see when the president and strategic advisers of one of the most elite funding institutes embraces preprints: https://twitter.com/slavovLab/status/1095734247384641541 For centuries, publishing a scientific article was just about sharing the results. More recently, publishing research articles in a journal has served … Continue reading Evaluating preprints