Monthly Archives: August 2014

A way forward for quality peer review

Writing in BMC Medicine last week, one of our Medical Editors, Jigisha Patel, made a case for training and specialization in peer review. With kind permission from The BMJ, here we republish a piece by Jane Feinmann which takes a look at the article’s recommendations. This article first appeared on The BMJ blogs. Blind faith that the publication of… Read more »


Making predictions: The future of biology


It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the Future. Yogi Berra (via Titus Brown)   What will biology look like in the year 2039? In July I attended the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC), a friendly community of open source advocates, where I heard bioinformatician Titus Brown deliver his thoughts on this in his talk,… Read more »