Author Archives: Tim Vines

About Tim Vines

I'm the managing editor of Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources.

Molecular Ecology’s best reviewers 2015

(Flickr: Kathrin & Stefan Marks) As a continuation of our post from last year, Molecular Ecology is publishing a list of our very best referees from the last two years (2013 and 2014). Our hope is that the people listed … Continue reading

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Why is science publishing so damn expensive?

I read this article today. It kicks off with a familiar complaint about the cost of journal subscriptions: Taxpayers fund a lot of the science that gets done, academics (many of whom are also funded by public money) peer review it … Continue reading

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Mol Ecol’s best reviewers 2014

As a continuation of our post from last year, Molecular Ecology is publishing a list of our very best referees from the last two years (2012 and 2013). Our hope is that the people listed below will put ‘Top Reviewer … Continue reading

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Journals must boost data sharing

Here’s the text from Tim’s recent (3rd April) Correspondence piece in Nature The journal ecosystem is a powerful filter of scientific literature, promoting the best work into the best journals. Why not use a similar mechanism to encourage more comprehensive … Continue reading

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Job: Deputy Managing Editor for Molecular Ecology

Here’s a job opening for anyone that’s interested: The Molecular Ecology Editorial Office is looking for a part- or full-time Deputy Managing Editor to help run Molecular Ecology and ME Resources. The position chiefly involves monitoring the peer review process … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Factors – Mol Ecol does well, ME Resources blows the roof off

When ME Resources switched to publishing Primer Notes in a summary article back in 2009, I had a strong hunch that our 2012 Impact Factor could go up quite a bit – this is the first year that the IF … Continue reading

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Our first Genomic Resources Note

We recently laid out the guidelines for our new article type, Genomic Resources Notes. Since it’s a little hard to visualise what they should look like, we’ve made the first accepted GR Note available here. We think there are a lot of … Continue reading

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