Launching a new venture with a debate on peer review

Testing out the WordPress Reblogging System – not sure how it works or how well it works. But this article about Cofactor certainly worth reblogging …

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The big day has arrived: this evening about 60 people will gather in Kings Cross, London, to launch my new company, Cofactor. Hopefully lots more will follow along online using the hashtag #PeerRevFactors, because this will not just be a launch, it will also be an evening of short talks and discussion about peer review. The theme is ‘What difference will changes in peer review make to authors and journals?’ and we have four great speakers:

I will also give a brief introduction to Cofactor and to the theme, and after the talks the audience of science, publishing and communications people will join in to discuss what they’ve…

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About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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