Authors Can Now Directly Submit to PeerJ from bioRxiv
Preprints are receiving welcome attention these days for being an integral part of research communication. We announce that starting this week researchers will be able to directly submit their manuscripts to PeerJ for peer review from the popular preprint server bioRxiv.
Can we as a community provide citizen scientists worldwide a chance to publish open access peer reviewed articles without significant cost through a competitive publication fee subsidy scheme where each application is reviewed by the national science funding agency?
Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications
The paper proposes how to achieve widespread, uniform human and machine accessibility of deposited data, in support of significantly improved verification, validation, reproducibility and re-use of scholarly/scientific data.
This study investigates the relationship between research group size and productivity in the life sciences in the UK and shows that the number of publications increases linearly with group size, but that the slope is modest relative to the intercept, and that the relationship explains little of the variance in productivity.
A surge of p-values between 0.040 and 0.049 in recent decades
It is known that statistically significant results are more likely to be published than results that are not statistically significant. We conducted a search in the abstracts of papers published between 1990 and 2014. The results indicate that negative results are not disappearing, but have actually become 4.3 times more prevalent since 1990. Positive results, on the other hand, have become 13.9 times more prevalent since 1990.