Shane Gero and Maurício Cantor

Shane Gero is an FNU Research Fellow in the Marine Bioacoustics Lab in the Department of Zoophysiology at Aarhus University in Denmark. For the last ten years, his research has driven The Dominica Sperm Whale Project, a long-term study on wild sperm whale social structure and communication. He tweets at @sgero and you can follow his research program @DomWhale. Mauricio Cantor is a doctoral candidate in the Biology Department at Dalhousie University, Canada. His research focuses on the ecology of interactions between individuals and between species, lying in the interface of fields such as behavioral, population and community ecology.

Giving Reviewers Some Credit: The R-index

Peer review is flawed, and a new index proposes a simple way to create transparency and quality control mechanisms. Shane Gero and Maurício Cantor believe that giving citable recognition to reviewers can improve the system by encouraging more participation but also higher quality, constructive input, without the need for a loss of anonymity.

8 years ago