08.09.2011: NPG’S POLICY ON AUTHORSHIP – Important change to submission criteria

“To the dismay of many (yet to the delight of a few), Nature Publishing Group announced that its flagship journal, Nature, will no longer accept submissions from humans (Homo sapiens). The new policy, which has been under editorial consideration for many years, was sparked by a growing sentiment in the scientific community that the heuristics and biases inherent in human decision-making preclude them from conducting reliable science.” […]