Evolving models of peer review
What are the benefits and challenges of alternative peer review models used by F1000, Peerage of Science, Rubriq, Axios Review, and the like?
Andrew Beckerman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield. He is an evolutionary ecologist working on phenotypic plasticity, algae biotechnology and parrot conservation. He is also co-founder and lead consultant of R4All (statistical training) and have authored the bestselling Oxford University Press book Getting Started with R – An Introduction for Biologists. He is currently one of the Editor-in-Chiefs of Ecology and Evolution (2012 – present; Wiley Open Access).
Mike Ritchie is almost finishing a six-year term as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, the main publication of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. He is a Professor at the University of St Andrews, where he originally went as a Research Fellow in 1992. He has been on editorial boards of Proceedings of the Royal Society and Heredity and has held senior roles for the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour as well as ESEB. He has chaired and served on committees for the Natural Environment Research Council and the Academy of Finland. His research field is evolutionary genetics and speciation.