Every few weeks, I get a request to review papers for a conference. (For those who are sciencey types, a lot of engineering conferences require full, peer-reviewed papers rather than abstracts.) At first, this was rather cool and accepted the first half dozen that came to me. 228 more words
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The effectiveness of peer review has been investigated in a new paper entitled Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review… 525 more words
Are journals like Science, Nature and the like giving too much importance to themselves to the point of distorting the scientific process? A Nobel prize winner seems to think so (from The Guardian)
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An Open Science Collaboration — made up of Uri Simonsohn, Etienne LeBel, Don Moore, Leif D. Nelson, Brian Nosek, and Joe Simmons — is glad to announce a new initiative aiming to improve community norms toward the disclosure of basic methodological information during the peer-review process.