Scientific papers can fall at many hurdles in the peer review process, which is what it’s there for. However, not even reaching peer review because an editor rejected it, can be really hard to swallow. It’s called rejected without review and here’s why it happens.

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I work a lot with scientific papers. When I’m not writing manuscripts for a client, I’m reading papers to write articles and posts for my blog. I sometimes read papers just because they are interesting. However, accessing scientific papers at some journals can be reaaaallly hard work (other methods are available). [...]

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The Power of Words

On November 17, 2011 By

Another very inspiring video, this time on the power of words. Need I say more about what this means as a writer.

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This is a very inspiring tale of throwing open the drug discovery pipeline targeting rare cancers. Jay Bradner tells us how they discovered a molecule (called JQ1) that stops cancer knowing that it’s cancer. Then instead of patenting the molecule (as many a pharma company would) they published the findings and mail samples [...]

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I recently completed a very large project editing and producing a scientific book. I thought I would share what I learned in the process.

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Last year, I made a first foray into blogging here. I learned a bit! The idea was to pick over interesting ideas loosely related to science communications, academic publishing and other bits and pieces. Well, things have changed with 24 Media Labs and I’ve decided to take it in a different direction. The [...]

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The Berkeley Earth Project has announced that they have found global temperature records are on the rise, in agreement with findings seen by groups from NASA and the UK’s Met Office/UEA. Normally such findings would work their way through the peer review system and get published in a reputable journal. Not [...]

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Communicating Science 2.0

On October 18, 2011 By

Getting a scientific message out from behind the lab doors can be a daunting task in this wired-up world. I gave a talk about this in Paris recently. Read on for the linked up version of the talk, the slides and, when I get hold of it… the video.

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