Celebrating Peer Review Week 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017

By Colin Guthrie, Ph.D. This week we’ve been celebrating Peer Review Week, a time to salute and discuss the sometimes controversial process that...

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What’s in a Name?

Posted on September 13, 2017

By Jenny Crick In science there are always icons, household names. Some are ubiquitous; most people could quote Einstein’s most famous formula,...

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Conflict of Pinterest: Is Social Media a Conflict of Interest Source in Academic Peer Review?

Posted on September 12, 2017

By Jeff Clements, Ph.D. In 1665, the concept of scholarly peer review was introduced by Henry Oldenburg, the founding editor of the scientific journal...

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Announcing the 2016 Outstanding Reviewers

Posted on May 12, 2017

"Peer review is at the heart of the research ecosystem.”—Publons, 2016 SpotOn Report Heart, backbone, foundation, mainstay, core,...

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Air & Light & Time & Space, by Helen Sword

Posted on April 20, 2017

By Erin Zimmerman, Ph.D. Most academics have a fraught, love/hate relationship with writing. Though the final product brings pleasure and a sense of...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Science Communication Erin Zimmerman

How to Keep Your Research Out of Fake Journals and Scam Conferences

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Erin Zimmerman, Ph.D. “Scientific literacy must include the ability to recognize publishing fraud.” – Jeffrey Beall, Nature (2012)...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Erin Zimmerman

Celebrating Dr. Bruce Dancik's Service to CSP

Posted on March 8, 2017

As many of you know, in the fall of 2016 our esteemed Executive Editor-in-Chief of 26 years, Dr. Bruce Dancik, retired. You can read the official...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Meet the Editor Scholarly Publishing

How to Write a Scientific Peer Review: A Guide for the New Reviewer

Posted on January 31, 2017

By Erin Zimmerman, Ph.D. At some point in almost every scientist’s early career, he or she is asked to peer review a research paper for a journal...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Erin Zimmerman

Collaboration Station

Posted on November 3, 2016

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. We’re all familiar with the stereotypical image of the lone scientist, slaving away (usually in the lab) for years to...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Sarah Boon

Recognizing Peer Review as an Essential Part of the Academic Role

Posted on September 20, 2016

Peer Review Week 2016 (#PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview) is upon us! The event, taking place from September 19th to 26th, is a week-long celebration...

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Outstanding Reviewers 2015 for our Agriculture Journals!

Posted on June 29, 2016

Earlier this year, we announced our Outstanding Reviewers for 2015, which featured exceptional individuals who conducted peer-reviews for 14 of CSP...

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Meet the Editor: Dr. Phil Burton, Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Posted on March 22, 2016

On January 1, 2016, Dr. Phil Burton joined Dr. Tim Fahey as Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Phil, a Professor and Regional Chair...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Meet the Editor Scholarly Publishing

Introducing FACETS: How Are We Different?

Posted on March 15, 2016

We’re gearing up to fully launch FACETS, a multidisciplinary open access science journal next month! As many of you know, submissions have been...

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Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access

Meet the Editor: Dr. Mark Brigham, Canadian Journal of Zoology

Posted on February 11, 2016

On January 1, 2016, Dr. R. Mark Brigham joined Dr. Helga Guderley as Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Zoology. Mark, a Professor at the...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Meet the Editor Scholarly Publishing Science Careers

Announcing the 2015 Outstanding Reviewers

Posted on February 1, 2016

Peer review is the backbone of scholarly publishing yet reviewers typically receive little recognition and few rewards for their efforts. If it were...

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21st Century Science Overload

Posted on January 7, 2016

By Sarah Boon, PhD Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of research papers in your field? Do you wonder if you’re missing key ideas that could...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Science Communication Sarah Boon

Who Needs Open Access?

Posted on January 6, 2016

By Melissa Cheung Access to information is a human right and is a key element of democracy. Expensive journal paywalls and restrictive copyright laws...

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Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access Arctic Science

Recognizing and Rewarding Peer Review

Posted on September 28, 2015

By Michael Donaldson In honour of the inaugural Peer Review Week (#peerrevwk15), we’re discussing the ways in which peer reviewers can be...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Michael Donaldson


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