“Academics are resilient to changes in peer review” | Editage Insights

This is the second of a three-part interview series with Jon. Here, Jon shares his views on some of the topics he is passionate about: “benefits of things like open access, open data, science communication, open peer review, and killing the impact factor!” He also explains the extent to which he is involved in fostering an exchange of ideas and information about science communication and policy. More importantly, Jon expresses concern about specific issues in academia: researchers’ lack of knowledge about open access and its implications, the misuse of the impact factor, fear of adopting new peer review systems, etc. Jon insists that researchers must think more actively about the role of science in society and about their own role as primary facilitators of scientific communication.

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