Two big recent scientific results are looking shaky—and it is open peer review on the internet that has been doing the shaking
SCIENTISTS make much of the fact that their work is scrutinised anonymously by some of their peers before it is published. This “peer review” is supposed to spot mistakes and thus keep the whole process honest.
The peers in question, though, are necessarily few in number, are busy with their own work, are expected to act unpaid—and are often the rivals of those whose work they are scrutinising. And so, by a mixture of deliberation and technological pressure, the system is starting to change. The internet means anyone can appoint himself a peer and criticise work that has entered the public domain. And two recent incidents have shown how valuable this can be.
The Latest on: Open peer review
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The Latest on: Open peer review
- A guide to Plan S: the open-access initiative shaking up science publishingon April 8, 2021 at 10:19 am
Open-access Plan S to allow publishing in any journal More ... but that, if a manuscript passed peer review, they would direct authors towards choosing to publish their final paper OA. A Springer ...
- The MIT Press launches MIT Open Publishing Serviceson April 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm
MIT Open Publishing Services (MITops), working with its partner the Knowledge Futures Group, provides a portfolio of services to mission-aligned partners, including peer review support and editorial ...
- InterSystems joins Gartner Peer Insights Customer First programon April 6, 2021 at 10:00 am
We believe that the Customer First badge validates our commitment to our customers and the importance of open lines ... The Gartner Peer Insights Customer First program constitutes an organization's ...
- Covid passports ‘dangerous, discriminatory and counter-productive’ – Labour peeron April 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm
discriminatory and counter-productive”, a Labour peer has said. Former shadow attorney general Baroness Shami Chakrabarti is among a cross-party group of politicians warning ministers against the move ...
- How pandemic-driven preprints are driving open scrutiny of researchon April 1, 2021 at 6:46 am
COVID-19 has changed the way many people live and work. It has also had an impact on the ways many scientists collaborate and carry out their research—and how they release their findings.
- Aerie Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Peer-Reviewed Paper Evaluating the Treatment Effect of Netarsudil on Outflow Function in Steroid-Induced Glaucomaon March 30, 2021 at 9:05 am
development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma, ocular surface diseases and retinal diseases, today announced the publication of a ...
- Hip-hop professor looks to open doors with world’s first peer-reviewed rap albumon March 25, 2021 at 2:11 pm
My album – which is free and open source – deals with topics that ... "The press's standard peer review questions consider purpose, organization, and audience," the University of Michigan ...
- Shining a light on the peer review processon March 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm
Nature Computational Science now offers the option of transparent peer review for new original research ... making process for publishing a paper is open, we need to make sure that reviewers ...
- Hip-hop professor looks to open doors with world's first peer-reviewed rap albumon March 15, 2021 at 7:04 am
(THE CONVERSATION) As a rap artist who is also a professor of hip-hop, I always make it a point to have my songs reviewed by other artists I admire. So when I released “i used to love to dream ...
- BMJ Openon August 10, 2020 at 2:49 pm
Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.
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