41: Objecting to published research (with William Gunn)

Episode 41 · April 7th, 2017 · 1 hr 7 mins

About this Episode

In this episode, Dan and James are joined by William Gunn (Director of Scholarly communications at Elsevier) to discuss ways in which you can object to published research.

They also cover:

  • What differentiates an analytics company from a publishing company?
  • How scientific journals are one of the last areas to fully adopt the dynamic nature of the internet
  • Data repositories
  • How to make a correction in a journal
  • The benefits of Registered Reports
  • When everyone asked Elsevier for a journal of negative results but no one submitted to them
  • How unit of publication isn’t really indicative of science as a process
  • Altmetrics and gaming the system
  • How to appeal to a journal about a paper
  • Citation cartels: the dumbest crime
  • William’s switch from research to publishing and his shift in perspective
  • The crackpot index
  • James’ flowchart on how to contact an editor
  • The copyediting process
  • Elsevier’s approach to open peer review: should junior researchers be worried?
  • The one thing William thinks that everyone else thinks is crazy
  • William’s most worthwhile career investment
  • The one paper that William thinks everyone should read


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