Episode 48

48: Breaking up with the impact factor (with Jason Hoyt)


July 21st, 2017

53 mins 57 secs

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About this Episode

Dan and James are joined by Jason Hoyt, who is the CEO and co-founder of PeerJ, an open access journal for the biological and medical sciences.

Here's some of what they cover:

  • PeerJ’s model and how it got started
  • What goes into running a journal
  • Impact factors vs. low-cost publishing
  • When the journal user experience is too good
  • Getting a quick reviewer turnaround
  • The need scientists to change their practices (not publishers)
  • PeerJ’s membership model
  • Glamour journals
  • Future plans for PeerJ
  • Predatory journals
  • Researchers don’t want cheap journals, only impact factors


Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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