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So they really think this will revolutionize peer review?

August 27th, 2010

I’ve read with interest, hope, and also skepticism the notion of open peer review where the entire scholarly community and not just a couple of hand-selected peers will have the opportunity to comment on new research articles before they are accepted for publication.  My initial thought is that sure, it works now, when it’s shiny and new and has the interest of a number of key players.  But what about some time down the road when attention spans wane and there is no particular reason or need to go through submitted work and comment on it? The Chronicle piece discusses this and shows why in broke down in science.  The New York Times piece does not.

(Thanks to Sylvie for pointing out the NYTimes piece)


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