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Nature peer-review editorial popular with readers

The most downloaded PDFs from the Nature‘s website for December 2006 show the Editorial “Peer Review and Fraud” at number 6, even though the article was published in the last issue of the year — traditionally disadvantageous for a high rank in the monthly download statistics. The Editorial was accompanied by a report on Nature’s Peer Review trial, which is also posted on Peer-to-Peer.  Read more

“Content Matters” on Nature’s peer review trial

Barry Graubart writes about Nature‘s peer-review trial at his Content Matters blog. Mr Graubart refers to the Wall St Journal’s erroneous comment that Nature has “cancelled” the trial. As explained in the Nature report , the trial was originally intended to be a three-month experiment starting in June. In the event, we extended it by a month, closing it to new submissions in October. Since then, the remaining manuscripts in the trial have completed the peer-review process and we have been analysing the results (which necessarily meant waiting until the final manuscripts had received referees’ reports and could be removed from the trial).  Read more

Richard Charkin on Nature’s peer-review trial

Richard Charkin, Chief Executive of Macmillan, owner of Nature Publishing Group, has posted an interesting entry on his blog about Nature’s peer review trial. The post contains a link to a radio interview with Philip Campbell, Editor in Chief of Nature, and features an article on the trial in the Wall St Journal.  Read more