Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Featuring the whodunit on the demise of Beall’s list, The Royal Society’s ORCID mandate and how authors and reviewers have responded to PeerJ’s optional open peer review. Who killed Beall's list? via The Chronicle of Higher Education A review of the prime suspects in the demise of Beall’s list, and a discussion on where open … Continue reading Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Roger Bacon on ignorance and peer review

The Franciscan philosopher Roger Bacon (c1214-1294), who some regard as the father of modern science, argued in his great text Opus Majus that there were four sources of ignorance. Frail and unsuited authority The influence of custom The opinion of the unlearned crowd The concealment of our ignorance in a display of apparent wisdom I … Continue reading Roger Bacon on ignorance and peer review