B – Journal myths

Editorial. Exploding the myths surrounding how and why we select our research papers. Nature 2010;463:850.

Nature provides some insights into its paper selection process, and debunks three myths about the process: (1) editors seek to boost the impact factor by selecting papers likely to have a high citation rate; (2) one negative referee will determine the fate of a submitted paper; (3) there is reliance on a small number of privileged reviewers.