The process of anonymous (or semi-anonymous) and rigorous review of scholarly work by peers in the same field of study is an essential component of the scientific process. After the scientific method, peer review is arguably the most important aspect of science. Peer review is the primary process for verification of the merits of scientific … Continue reading Unmasking Peer Review: The Editor’s Perspective
The Case Report: An example of the possible, not the probable
The Case Report is an example of what is possible, not what is probable. Yet such reports provide an extremely important contribution to scholarship, both research, and practice. They are essentially anecdotes. Stories of events as unfolded in time and narratively recreated (even if punctuated by tables, images, and figures) for the reader to experience … Continue reading The Case Report: An example of the possible, not the probable
Altmetric: Assessing Impact Beyond Citations
You may have wondered about those colorful pinwheel donuts with numbers next to journal articles that you’ve read. Those pinwheels are Altmetric Attention Score Badges. Altmetric (the company and service) was created in 2011 by Euan Adie and was officially released in 2012 after winning Elsevier's App for Science Competition. However, the concept of alternative … Continue reading Altmetric: Assessing Impact Beyond Citations
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