A cake is oftentimes the center of most traditional bday parties. Everyone gathers around the cake, its candles are lit, the bday song is sung, and the fortunate bday boy or chick blows out the candles to make a wish. It’s a magical moment that can be made even more magical by a homemade cake […]
In this segment of a three-part interview series, Dr. Irene Hames—an independent research-publication and peer-review specialist with over 30 years’ practice in scholarly publishing—explains how journals should treat studies with flaws. Dr. Hames also discusses how, in her advisory roles with organizations such as Sense About Science and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, she works with over Five,000 scientists from Nobel prize winners to postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to help promote a public understanding of science. Also read the previous parts of her interview wherein she shares her views about publication ethics in the research and publication industry and discusses how the journal editorial process and peer review process has evolved over the years.
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