Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year, says his lab will no longer send research papers to the journals, Nature, Cell and Science. He argues that science is being “disfigured by inappropriate incentives” and is critical of the use of Impact Factor as a measure of quality.
Schekman is an advocate of Open Access publishing and is editor of eLife, an online journal established by the Wellcome Trust.
Schekman’s article in The Guardian: How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science
Summary of the article by The Guardian’s Science Correspondent: Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals