November 29, 2011

Does Peer Review Improve Science?

Emma Veitch, PLoS Blogs

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There’s a lot of nay-saying about peer review out there – it’s messy, inadequate, timeconsuming, boring, and nobody knows what it’s supposed to do anyway. But despite that, peer review is widely regarded as indispensable by many – including bodies such as the UK Government’s Select Committee...

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