Biological Sciences Scholars

Resources for the Biological Science Honors Students

What is peer review?

"Scrutinizing Sciences: Peer Review." Understanding Science. University of California Museum of Paleontology. 3 January 2019

How to Read a Scientific Paper

#FakeScience and Predatory Publishers

Predatory Publishers dupe academics into paying them to publish articles without meeting scholarly publishing standards. Usually, they do not have appropriate peer review. Watch the video below to find out how to identify a predatory publisher. 


Think.Check.Submit. (2019). Sharing Research Results.

Bad Science Articles

In scholarly works, the peer review process is relied upon to weed out misinformation. However, it is not a fool-proof system, and when bad science makes it into the scholarly record, Retraction Watch is there to sort it out. To see how NOT to do science, read more.