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Open access is not the problem – my take on Science’s peer review “sting”

Michael Eisen, Professor of molecular and cell biology | October 4, 2013

In 2011, after having read several really bad papers in the journal Science, I decided to explore just how slipshod their peer-review process is. I knew that their business depends on publishing “sexy” papers. So I created a manuscript that claimed something extraordinary – that I’d discovered a species of bacteria that uses arsenic in its DNA … Continue reading »