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
- Williams’s twitter account: @mrgunn
- Williams’s blog: http://synthesis.williamgunn.org
- The Crackpot index: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/crackpot.html
- The paper William thinks everyone should read: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/341/341ps12.full