Read this short (1 and 1/2 page) article, "Research Methods for Comprehensive Science Literature Reviews"
1. How do the methods suggested compare with your usual research practices? How will you consider changing your research routine after reading this article?
2. Look at the handouts linked at the end of the article - will any of these be useful to you?
3. This article is from 2009 - do you think it needs updating on any points?
4. What tips would you add to those presented in this article?
Case Study: Who's Afraid of Peer Review?
Read the full story, published in Science, here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full)
(You can also Listen to the following news story: http://www.npr.org/2013/10/04/229103215/open-access-journals-hit-by-journalists-sting)
1. What does this story mean to you?
3. Go to a journal website for a journal you're interested in, or search the DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals for an open access journal in your field and review a journal against the Think, Check, Submit criteria. What do you think? Would you submit a manuscript to this journal? Why or why not?
4. What other ideas do you have, or what else have you heard about that could promote the publication of high quality, rigorous research and scholarship?