Panel discussion on peer review and painless publishing

Posted by Biome on 10th April 2013 - 0 Comments

To coincide with this year’s Experimental Biology conference, BioMed Central is holding an evening event on Sunday 21st April.

We’ll be discussing the future of peer review, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of BMC Biology, announcing the winner of the 7th annual Research Awards, and launching the new online magazine in which you’re reading about this, Biome.

To discuss, as former ASBMB president Gregory Petsko puts it, ‘the sting of peer review’, Hidde Ploegh, Emilie Marcus, Miranda Robertson and others will be discussing what can be done, and provide a chance for editors, reviewers, and authors alike to put their points of view across. More details below.

The event starts at 6pm at the Seaport Hotel, just opposite the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (view map), with complimentary food and refreshments – come and join us!


Gregory Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College and past President of ASBMB)

Emilie Marcus (Editor, Cell, and Editor-in-Chief, Cell Press)
Hidde Ploegh (Whitehead Institute)
John Timmer (Senior Science Editor, Ars Technica)
Miranda Robertson (Editor, BMC Biology and Associate Editorial Director, BioMed Central)

Rachel Green, Stephen Harrison, Marc Kirschner, Rebecca Lawrence, Andrew Lumsden, Bruce Mayer, Dagmar Ringe, Joshua Sanes, Kevin Struhl, Bruce Zetter

Date: Sunday April 21st
Time 6.00-9.00pm
Venue: Seaport Hotel, Boston

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