Monthly Archives: June 2014

Research in the UK: A week of contrasts

Westminster Hall in the early 19th century

Last Monday I started the week admiring the beautiful and impressive 900 year old Westminster Hall, with its medieval timber roof, at the Palace of Westminster in London, UK. I was there not as a tourist, but to attend the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Summer Reception, entitled, A Healthy Future for UK Medical… Read more »


GigaScience: Helping reviewers get credit through Publons


Being open is what GigaScience is all about – open access, open data, open peer review; giving credit to authors and peer reviewers. But now GigaScience peer reviewers can get further recognised for their efforts through our formal partnership with Publons –an exciting, innovative approach that gives peer reviewers due credit for the work that… Read more »


What does it take to run your own journal?


Ever thought about starting your own academic journal? Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and is based at the School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Six years ago, he started his journal – then named Southern Med Review. Here he shares his tips for starting and running… Read more »