This year’s peer review week – a global event that celebrates the crucial role of peer review in maintaining scientific quality – has the theme ‘Transparency’. We take a look at why peer review is important, what transparency means to us, and what we are doing to recognise our reviewers for their efforts.
Jonas Boström, whose day job is in computational chemistry at AstraZeneca, along with former student Magnus Norrby, recently started a company called EduChem VR. They aim to increase comments like “wow, this cool!” in chemistry education.
Tagging drug-like small molecules with short individual DNA ‘barcode’ strands makes them identifiable by DNA sequencing. Andreas Brunschweiger, of Technische Universität Dortmund, and artist Cornelia Janda explain their cover on Chemical Science.
Heidi Dobbs, Education Coordinator for the Midlands, explains some of the innovative ways that she and her fellow education coordinators support teachers to get the most out of the curriculum and the resources available to them.