Monthly Archives: April 2020

We need to develop counter adaptations to predatory journals


To the unacquainted, predatory journals can be considered scholarly publishing’s equivalent to fake news. They are defined as journals that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship. They typically make money from article processing charges common to the open access (OA) publishing model. In the OA model accepted papers are made publicly available, but journals… Read more »


Getting a manuscript accepted for publication before collecting data – our first Registered Report


Our paper, Selective schooling and health: a natural experiment, is the first Registered Report published in BMC Medicine. Registered Reports are a new way of communicating research that is better, in our experience, for both science and for scientists. This format allows the study to be designed, peer-reviewed and published while the study results are… Read more »