Online Editorials

Handling Corrections and a New R-Index

(March 28th, 2017) While scanning through the latest manuscripts on the BioRxiv preprint server, we noticed some fresh new ideas for and observations from the academic publishing sector.


Science Fun of the Week

(March 24th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The Hipster Scientist.


The Sponge – a Lone Survivor

(March 24th, 2017) In Earth’s entire history, five mass extinctions have killed millions of species. In the hostile post-extinction world, one phylum has, however, managed to conquer the sea floors all over the world – the kingdom of sponges.


More Democracy

(March 21st, 2017) In a recently published white paper, five scholars say that we need a new revolution in academic publishing. Scientists themselves or scientific organisations should take over paper publishing.


Science Fun of the Week

(March 17th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today (a bit more serious): Heavy Metal and scientific thinking.


Inefficiency in the Editorial Office

(March 16th, 2017) Peer review has several weak points, one is that it can take very long. On the website, researchers are able to share their experience. Jeroen Smits and Janine Huisman from Radboud University analysed the comments and revealed striking observations.


Next in your Peer-Reviewed Magazine

(March 14th, 2017) More and more researchers are taking advantage of publishing their manuscripts to a preprint server, like bioRxiv. Because we think this is the future of academic publishing, we will, from now on, regularly report on the freshest ideas and findings from European labs.


Science Fun of the Week

(March 10th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Polynesian deities under the microscope.


Science, not Silence

(March 9th, 2017) On 22nd April, a global March for Science hopes to focus attention on the pressing need to stand up for the values of science and its role in democracy.


Good Advice

(March 7th, 2017) What's the best thing to do when you notice misconduct in your lab? Take immediate action. Sophie Martin at the University of Lausanne was in this very situation recently.


Science Fun of the Week

(March 3rd, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The Lab Grammys.


Dear European Governments

(March 2nd, 2017) Watching, slack-jawed, as democracy and scientific reason are being crushed across the pond, science organisations in Europe urge the European Commission to take action and advocate the value of science.


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