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Young statistician aims to predict the risk of deadly cancer with a blood test

A new prediction model could identify adults at high risk of colorectal cancer using the full blood count, says Oxford Statistician, Pradeep Virdee. This blog post originally appeared on the Publons™ blog.   More than 860,000 people died of colorectal cancer in 2018, making it one of the world’s deadliest cancers. It’s also the third […]

Want To Peer Review? Top 10 Tips To Get Noticed By Editors

Ever awkwardly listened to your colleagues complain about too many peer review requests? Do you desperately nod your head in agreement despite the fact no journal editor has ever approached you? It’s ok. You’re not alone: There’s a paradox in peer review and you’re probably caught up in it. Academic journal editors say that getting […]

Have the 2010s been good for peer review?

How has peer review fared in the 2010s? We outline some key trends that have helped to define, challenge, and progress the peer review system over the past decade. A lot can happen in ten years — take the beginnings of Publons, for instance. The company was little more than a bold idea in 2010. […]

How to Write a Peer Review: 12 things you need to know

Learning how to peer review is no small feat. You’re responsible for protecting the public from false findings and research flaws, while at the same time helping to uncover legitimate breakthroughs. You’re also asked to constructively critique the research of your peers, some of which has taken blood, sweat, tears and years to put together. […]

Innovation in exoskeleton robotics research – an interview from the frontlines

Researchers are on the frontiers of human discovery and innovation. But what makes them tick? We’re getting to know researchers across the world to learn what has inspired their research, what they want the world to know about their domain, and how the Web of Science Group’s workflow solutions are helping them to keep innovating […]

Quality in peer reviewing: good soil is needed for good fruits

In this guest post Dr. Marie Lisandra Zepeda Mendoza, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, discusses peer review recognition and training and shares her views on #QualityInPeerReview, the theme of this year’s Peer Review Week. “Peer review” is a stamp of quality research. In science, there is a strong push for peer-reviewed […]

Announcing the 2019 Journal Citation Reports

On June 20, the Web of Science Group™, a Clarivate Analytics company, released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This latest release extends the run of an annual event that stretches back nearly a half century. In that time, the JCR has evolved, with its measurements for journal evaluation refined, expanded and elucidated. This year […]

The Importance of the Cited-Reference List

 As an early-career researcher, you’re likely adjusting to a variety of challenges as you make your way. Writing and publishing a research paper is one of them. One part of the writing process might not seem important, but it can have a major impact not only on your prospects for getting published but, ultimately, on […]