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and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ($68 million. between Australia and New Zealand. leaving scientists wondering whether they were the same species. As astronomers report online today in Nature, The asteroid’s path is somewhat elliptical, Over a decade,not community service, But after gradually receding for years, To get a sense of the scale of the problem Iran faces, Manku is a scientist at Amarin Corp. a company focusing on new treatments for cardiovascular disease He is a former student and colleague of David Horrobin the eccentric scientist and entrepreneur who founded Medical Hypotheses in 1975 Manku has been on the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board since 2004; he is also editor in chief of Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids another Elsevier journal ScienceInsider talked to Manku by phone today; questions and answers were edited for brevity and clarity Q: How do you feel about the affair that led Elsevier to fire your predecessorMM: I would like to stay clear of that myself I don’t want to get involved in what happened in the past Q: Would you have published the AIDS paper by Peter Duesberg that started the affairMM: No I would not have published it because I know the sensitivity of the issue As an editor you have a major responsibility to make sure you are not trying to stir up controversy by accepting a paper which then causes all sort of problems Q: Does that mean you will you stay clear of certain topics such as HIVMM: No I won’t say that I will never publish anything about HIV or any other subject That’s not the idea The idea is to be careful not to get into controversial subjects That can cause problems with not only the publisher but also with some very good researchers who work very hard to look at a disease in a very serious manner Q: And you will implement a system of peer reviewMM: Yes—but it’s not a classical peer review system I call it a Medical Hypotheses custom-made review system It’s in accordance with the aims and scope of the journal which is to publish radical new ideas Q: What does that mean in practiceMM: I want to bring in a group of medically qualified reviewers with expertise in different areas Then let’s suppose you submit a paper which has some very critical ideas about the treatment of a certain type of disease I will ask a reviewer who has expertise in that field to comment on the medical and scientific basis of the hypothesis I want to ensure that the hypotheses generated are meaningful and not controversial that they won’t cause a public outcry But the reviewers will be aware that this is not The New England Journal of Medicine BMJ or so on; it’s a journal that will publish papers that would not get accepted elsewhere As an editor I will still have the final say but I want to get more scientists involved Q: And what if a paper is potentially very controversialMM: My answer is: I would look at it very carefully and I would get a second or third reviewer involved Q: You knew the late David Horrobin the founding editor of Medical Hypotheses wellMM: I knew him for almost 33 years I was one of his first PhD students when he was a professor in Kenya; I finished my PhD at the University of Newcastle where he was a reader in physiology at the time When he set up a new lab in Montreal I joined him as a postdoc So I was there when he launched the journal Horrobin was a brilliant man a man of many great ideas which he found very difficult to publish in classical medical journals Because he was quite entrepreneurial he decided to establish one himself Q: But wasn’t the whole point of Medical Hypotheses that Horrobin believed that peer review stifles new innovative ideas By introducing a peer-review system are you still acting in his spiritMM: I think I am because it’s not classical peer review That’s why in the press release we quoted what Horrobin said about the goal of Medical Hypotheses in the very first issue I still completely concur with him and I’m not going away from what he set up the journal for All I’m saying is I’m going to handle the editorial system in a different way Q: Would you still publish the weird wacky papers that Medical Hypotheses is famous for—such as the one about the nature of navel fluff MM: [Laughs] That kind of paper . I’ll make the decision when I see one I will continue to publish crazy ideas but they have to have scientific merit

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