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LiveBlog: Scientific publishing – the past, present and future of the scientific journal

Can’t get enough of peer-review? You’re in the right place!

Peer Review Watch will be LiveBlogging a special seminar on “Scientific Publishing – the past, present and future of the scientific journal” at Imperial College London at 6pm today.

This event is organised by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom, and promises to be an exciting evening of peer-review themed discussion, as the organisers have deliberately chosen three speakers with opposing views on the issues of pay-walls, anonymity and impact factors.

Follow the action on twitter with #SRUKevents and get involved!

If you would like to attend this event, tickets are free and are still available here.

While you’re on EventBrite, make sure you register for our own upcoming event “Peer-review is broken, how do we fix it?” to be held at City University London on April 2nd at 6pm!

Check out the LiveBlog here!

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Liveblog from ‘In Science We Trust?’

In Science We Trust?‘ was a talk held in Cambridge this weekend as a part of Cambridge Science Festival, which runs from the 10th to 23rd March this year.

The panel talked about, amongst other publishing issues, these 3 main topics:
1. Why some topics are more fashionable than others?
2. What is the place of the so-called negative results in science publishing?
3. What should be considered first: the Impact Factor of the journal in which a paper is published or the number of citations for this paper?

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