4 discoveries you never knew were grounded in control engineering

When we think of control engineering we immediately think of aircraft and spacecraft control, self-driving cars, and automated manufacturing. However, there are other exciting, emerging fields that also rely heavily on control engineering; some that may surprise you!


RCPsych: preparing a new generation of peer reviewers

Anna Munks, Managing Editor of BJPsych Advances and BJPsych Open, speaks to us about the importance of peer review for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).


Ducks win big at the Ig Nobels

A study on duck swimming behaviour published in JFM secures the 2022 Ig Nobel prize in physics for Zhi-Ming Yuan, Minglu Chen, Laibing Jia, Chunyan Ji and Atilla Incecik


What are the biggest obstacles to successful peer review?

We asked our authors what they consider to be the biggest obstacles when it comes to peer reviewing. Author 1: The reader who just doesn’t connect with my approach, or even see what I’m trying to do.…


How to define a good peer reviewer…

Cambridge authors offer their opinions on what makes a good peer reviewer. Author 1: A good peer reviewer should be a person of integral academic standing and an acknowledged expert in the field.…


Is the peer review process evolving?

A selection of our authors describe how they see the peer review process evolving in the future, and discuss what change has already taken place.…


Peer review reports; what’s helpful and what’s not

A selection of Cambridge authors tell us what they like and what they don’t like about peer review reports. Author 1: Most helpful are comments on concrete issues attached to what is on paper in the manuscript, from spelling errors to formats of quotation to ambivalent expressions; unclear reasoning; missing or faulty references; suggestions for shortening; avoidance of redundancies; necessary/suggested expansion of reasoning; addition of illustrative examples etc.,…


Undertaking your first peer review? Read these helpful tips…

If you’re about to begin peer reviewing your first book, you need to read these dos and don’ts from a selection of Cambridge authors.…