122: Reoptimizing scientific publishing for the internet age (with Michael Eisen)

Episode 122 · December 21st, 2020 · 40 mins 4 secs

About this Episode

The internet should have transformed science publishing, but it didn't. We chat with Michael Eisen (Editor-in-Chief of eLife) about reoptimizing scientific publishing and peer review for the internet age.

Here what we cover and some links:

  • How Michael co-founded PLOS
  • The book Dan mentioned on the history of the scientific journal
  • Why did eLife launch? What did it offer that other journals didn't?
  • Nature's recently proposed $11k article processing fee proposal
  • eLife's new "author-driven publishing" approach, in which all submitted papers have to be posted as preprints
  • Part two of our conversation will be released on January 4, 2021

Other links

Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2020, December 21) "122: Reoptimizing scientific publishing for the internet age (with Michael Eisen)", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/USYFC

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