Tag Archives: Peer review

Reviewer declines assignment

Happy to receive, happy to give? Or doesn’t it work that way any more? Why is it so hard to find people willing to referee? I’m serving as editor for a few things right now and am getting very tired … Continue reading

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A sting on bogus publishers! Watch out!

Do you get invitations to publish nearly every day? Are most of the places inappropriate and unheard of? How do you sort it out? If you think this is not a big problem, just look at a news report on … Continue reading

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How to review a grant proposal

There are only four things that you should consider when you review a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation. You should weight them more or less equally. By that, I mean that weakness in any one of these elements … Continue reading

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Do you know you can post prior to publication at arXiv?

Long had I heard that in mathematics sharing and crediting of new ideas happened outside of the normal publishing routes, recently through online channels prior to review. Even journals like Science and Nature tolerate this kind of posting. As others … Continue reading

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