WORKSHOP I: An Editor's Opinion
Topic: "Transparent Publishing - how to share reproducible data"
Speaker: Dr. Bernd Pulverer, Chief Editor at the EMBO Journal
The biosciences are witnessing a rapid growth and diversification of both research data and publications.
Research progress depends on reliable and efficient mechanisms to select, validate, archive, share and find research.
The peer reviewed research paper remains the predominant mode of sharing peer-reviewed research findings and journals play important roles also as a proxy for quality and impact in research assessment.
In this workshop Dr. Pulverer will discuss the editorial and peer review process at highly selective journals, focusing in particular on EMBO's transparent editorial process.
In times of limited funding, the pressures to publish in a subset of journals can increase dramatically.
The challenges this poses to the publication process will be discussed. Dr. Pulverer will highlight the measures that journals have taken or should take to ensure that peer-reviewed publication optimally aids research progress
and that it remains a hallmark of a reliable and self-correcting scientific process. He will also discuss new approaches to enhance the publication and the discoverability of research data.
The publication of validated source data with associated reagents and methods in journals and repositories and enhanced editorial screening procedures ensure transparency, reproducibility and accountability in the reporting of scientific research.
following undergraduate studies in Cambridge, received his PhD in 1992 from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London, for uncovering posttranslational
regulation of the transcription factors c-Jun and c-Myc by the JNK and MAP kinases. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto,
the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and at the University of Innsbruck. Dr. Pulverer was associate and then senior editor at Nature from 1999 until 2002
and subsequently chief editor of Nature Cell Biology. He joined EMBO in 2009 as chief editor of The EMBO Journal and Head of Scientific Publications.