Sunday, 22 September 2013, 13:15 - 14:15, G102
Bernd Pulverer, Head of Scientific Publications at EMBO
Publishing in selected journals and citation metrics are increasingly used as surrogates for quality in research assessment. This risks to slow down scientific progress. EMBO has addressed the concerns about scientific publishing through its 'transparent process', which ensures fast, fair and informed editorial decisions with full accountability. EMBO is implementing mechanisms that will allow every paper that reports high quality research to be published with minimal delay. EMBO's Source Data project is recasting the paper as a rich online resource that allows researchers to discover, reproduce and share research data effectively. I will discuss these policies and mechanisms and will elaborate in particular how to author a compelling paper and how to engage in constructive peer review.
Biography Bernd Pulverer
Following undergraduate studies in Cambridge, Bernd received his PhD in 1992 for work on the posttranslational regulation of c-Jun and c-Myc in Jim Woodgett’s lab (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London). He carried out postdoctoral research with Jim Woodgett (Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto), Robert N. Eisenman (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle) and at the University of Innsbruck. After three years as senior editor at Nature he was appointed chief editor of Nature Cell Biology in 2002. Bernd joined EMBO in 2009.