Nobelpristagare bojkottar Nature och Science

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process

Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said his lab would no longer send research papers to the top-tier journals, Nature, Cell and Science.

Schekman said pressure to publish in ”luxury” journals encouraged researchers to cut corners and pursue trendy fields of science instead of doing more important work. The problem was exacerbated, he said, by editors who were not active scientists but professionals who favoured studies that were likely to make a splash.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/09/nobel-winner-boycott-science-journals

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