Peter Binfield wrote a nice analysis on Mega Journals over at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand an organisation on which I serve. MegaJournals are a recent phenomenon, that have changed the face of scientific publishing.
At 11 AM on October 22, 2013, the embargo was lifted and so now it can be said: PubMed Commons has been implemented on a trial basis. It could change the process of peer assessment
PLOS One recently published Homeopathy for Depression: A Randomized, Partially Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Four-Armed Study (DEP-HOM). I’m proud to have been the Academic Editor accepting this paper. I wrote this blog post as an independent blogger
“Strong evidence” for a treatment evaporates with a closer look: Many psychotherapies are similarly vulnerable.
Note: BMC Medicine subsequently invited a submission based on this blog post. Coyne, J. C., & Kwakkenbos, L. (2013). Triple P-Positive Parenting programs: the folly of basing social policy on underpowered flawed studies. BMC Medicine,
Open access week is just around the corner, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my experience as an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. I was invited to join the team following a