Biologist Michael Eisen announced a change to his lab publication list and an interesting conversation ensued:
- What’s in a journal name? Scientists debate the merits of deleting journal names from their publication lists, by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, from Nature 528 (7582):311.
- Hiding journal names from your publication list is a great idea, blog post by Lenny Teytelman. From his comment to the post: “Not everyone can afford to remove the journal titles from their website/CV. That’s why it is so important that those who can – do.”
- The discussion made me reflect a bit more on Bjorn Brembs “Making Open the Default” talk at OpenCon 2015 with evidence that high impact journals do not necessarily attract the highest quality research.
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?