Saturday, October 08, 2005

Biology Direct

I am just propagating the announcement of a new journal. You can also read it in Propeller Twist and in Notes from the Biomass. There are tons of new journals coming up, so what is so interesting about this one ? Well they claim that they will implement a novel system of peer review where the author must find three board members to peer review the article. The paper is rejected if the author cannot get the board members to referee the work. Another interesting idea is that the referee can write comments to be published along with the paper. They plan to cover broadly the field of biology but they say that they will start off with Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. The editorial board is full of very well know people from these areas so I assume that this is actually a journal to keep a look out for in the future.