John Bohannon

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Critics Say Sting On Open-Access Journals Misses Larger Point

Paul Basken | The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 4, 2013

Perhaps months from now, when the dust settles and academics really look back at it, they’ll find some hard lessons in the elaborate Science magazine exposé this week by the journalist John Bohannon. Read More »

In Praise Of Peer Review: A Modest Proposal For Identifying Unscrupulous Open Access Journals

John Willinsky | Slaw | November 4, 2013

I remain indebted to peer review. Sure, I’ve been called a dilettante. Had ideas dismissed as half-baked. Had the floor swept with the derivative nature of my work. Been chastised for treating data as singular. And then the self-inflicted wounds of my own careless error. But having suffered from what appears only at first glance to be the slings and arrows of outrageous peer-review, I stand by this process. Read More »

John Bohannon’s Peer-Review Sting Against Science

Mike Taylor | | October 3, 2013

An extraordinary study has come to light today, showing just how shoddy peer-review standards are at some journals. Read More »

OASPA’s Response To The Recent Article In Science Entitled “Who’s Afraid Of Peer Review?”

Staff Writer | Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) | October 4, 2013

Below is a statement from the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) in response to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” Read More »

Open Access Is Not The Problem – My Take On Science’s Peer Review “Sting”

Michael Eisen | The Berkeley Blog | October 4, 2013

In 2011, after having read several really bad papers in the journal Science, I decided to explore just how slipshod their peer-review process is. I knew that their business depends on publishing “sexy” papers. So I created a manuscript that claimed something extraordinary - that I’d discovered a species of bacteria that uses arsenic in its DNA instead of phosphorus. [...] Read More »