Scientists debate the merits of deleting journal names from their publication lists and anonymous publishing

Biologist Michael Eisen announced a change to his lab publication list and an interesting conversation ensued:

If that’s not radical enough for you, try this idea on for size: Why scientific publications should be anonymous by Paul H. P. Hanel on arXiv; summarized in this blog post on Statnews by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus: Should scientific papers be anonymous?

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Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819