How scientific is economics?

Arguments regarding the epistemological natures of science and economics are wide-ranging with sufficient depth to fill a google database or two. Even within largely (until possibly recently) politically uncontested areas, such as say chemistry or physics - let alone the broad sweep of knowledge passing under the name of science - agreement on exactly what […]

Luxury journals - a price worth paying?

A new article in the Converstion looks at the growing 'luxury journal' controversy. The article examines the phenomenon of prestigious 'luxury journals' such a Nature, Science and Cell. The basic arguments are that such journals are allegedly mis-incentivising research by preferring headline grabbing articles over more boring but significant research. Take a look.