Publons pair get scientific publishing moving faster

Publons pair get scientific publishing moving faster

Frustrated by the glacial pace of academic research, Daniel Johnston and MacDiarmid Institute Alumnus Andrew Preston decided to propel scientific publishing into the 21st century.

Everybody thinks of science as moving at a blistering pace, but it’s actually one of the most technologically challenged industries out there,” Johnston says.

Preston was working as a physicist in Boston when he and Johnston dreamed up Publons, an online platform for researchers and academics to review and discuss scholarly work and, for the first time in centuries, to earn credit for their efforts.

Read the full story in the New Zealand Herald.