“Hydrogen Bonding”, the second advanced track from forthcoming vol. 4 of Chromatographies “Acoustic Ribosomes”, is an acoustic guitar meditation with a pastoral flair that evokes the open spaces of the green pampas. It is available for download at Chromatographies’ Bandcamp page.
I have been honored to serve as Chief-Editor of the section in Cell and Molecular Neuroscience of a prestigious journal, until I resigned this month. It was time for me to leave space to someone with a stronger belief in the peer-review system. In my case, this has been slowly eroding during the past years, as I witness a steady decline in scholarship, transparency and basic respect across the publishing enterprise and its actors. Failed scientists become editors of powerful journals but their shallow competence limits them as over-qualified secretaries. Researchers with little time to spare accept to review papers, but end up providing senseless and superficial evaluations of dismal scholarship.