From Publication to Impact: When publication isn’t enough for patients, measure what matters.

The ultimate beneficiary of a biomedical journal article should be the patient. To realize this benefit, a publication must provide both the rational evidence plus a reason to act on the part of a healthcare professional. Sponsors of clinical trials support a huge volume of peer-reviewed publica...

By Matt Lewis

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Analyzing Decision Making and Peer Review

The legitimacy of a funding agency in basic research depends at least on the following factors: * organization’s ability to minimize distortions in approval probability by its decision procedure * the scientific quality of results produced by funded research proposals * the acceptance of the...

By Klaus Zinöcker