[Irtalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 17:20:51 SAST 2014

The problem with peer review today is that there is so much research being
produced that there are not enough experts with enough time to peer-review
it all. As we look to address this problem, issues of standards and
hierarchy remain unsolved. Stevan Harnad wonders whether crowd-sourced peer
review could match, exceed, or come close to the benchmark of the current
system. He predicts crowdsourcing will indeed be able to provide a
supplement to the classical system, hopefully improving efficiency and
accuracy, but not a substitute for it.

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