Peer Review Highly Sensitive To Poor Refereeing, Claim Researchers

“Just a small number of bad referees can significantly undermine the ability of the peer-review system to select the best scientific papers. That is according to a pair of complex systems researchers in Austria who have modelled an academic publishing system and showed that human foibles can have a dramatic effect on the quality of published science …” (more)

[Scholarship 2.0, 13 September]

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