Peer review takes time – around seven to eight hours per paper if done properly.
Key areas of focus for tweaking peer review include making journal editors more directive in the process, rewarding reviewers, and improving accountability of editors, reviewers and authors.
Sampa the Great won the Australian Music Prize this year but until recently, few women in hip hop were acclaimed here.
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Australia is home to a diverse range of female hip hop artists. Here's our guide to five of the best.
Social Services Minister Dan Tehan has called for a Religious Discrimination Act, but there are many reasons to be wary of such a move.
As Australian society changes, some religious groups are struggling to adjust to their new, less influential place in it.
In the medical culture of the Bugis and Makassar peoples in Indonesia the word
means that the penis is actually shrinking, or retracting, but the Dutch in the 19th-century East Indies did not believe it was real.
Koro is widely believed to be a culturally localised delusion. But a theory that it's a fight-or-flight reflex might be corroborated by studying traditional healing treatments in Indonesia.
Dalam budaya Bugis dan Makassar di Indonesia
bermakna penis yang mengecil atau merasuk ke dalam, tapi orang Belanda pada abad 18 saat itu tidak percaya itu nyata.
Dengan mempelajari perawatan tradisional di Indonesia, peneliti mungkin dapat membuktikan bahwa fenomena _koro_ merupakan refleks terhadap rasa cemas.
Australia’s exported greenhouse emissions are higher per person than Saudi Arabia’s.
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A new report reveals Australia is lagging behind most wealthy nations in working towards the globally agreed goals. It's performing particularly badly on climate and environmental indicators.
Many people think green snot means you are really sick, or that you need antibiotics. Not true. Green snot is actually a sign that our immune system is working and that we are getting better.
Fitness makes the heart rate slower, which appears to be better for health and longevity.
The adult heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute,but lots of factors can affect this.
Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.
On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady's 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia's vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.
The evidence for herbal remedies for colds just isn’t strong enough.
We asked an immunologist to assess the evidence for a popular cold and flu herbal remedy. She concluded there isn't enough evidence to support its use.
Our cultural discomfort with discussing any sort of loss means women are often met with a wall of silence.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
Virginia Edwards and Christine Foster were among the first same-sex couples to be married in Australia.
Six months after same-sex marriage became legal in Australia, none of the disasters the "no" side warned about have come to fruition, but there is still some way to go to achieve real equality.
Amazon has restricted Australians’ access to goods from its American site because of the GST reforms.
The complexity of the reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of paying wrongly charged GST.
A curry-themed shoulder bag: ‘Curry’ is a word that no self-respecting subcontinental would own without a thousand caveats attached.
Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
Improving mental health depends on distributing money more fairly.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.
Badeschi on the Spree River in Berlin.
Community proposals for public swimming pools are popping up all over the country. But individuals need to work with governments to ensure these projects actually get off the ground.
Clive Palmer (right) and former One Nation Senator Brian Burston announce the formation of the United Australia Party in Canberra.
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – need is more discipline.
Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN human rights council can certainly be improved, but the worst way to do that is by walking away.
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Australia's business-as-usual plan will not be enough to achieve our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a busy Melbourne park - how can we make these spaces safer for women?
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Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.