[Irtalk] Open Science Collaboration Blog · How anonymous peer review fails to do its job and damages science.
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 16:04:28 SAST 2014
Having a review system is probably necessary to keep our standards high.
What we need to change is reviewers’ accountability for what they write; we
need their arguments to become an integral part of the scientific
discourse. As long as reviewers are shielded by anonymity, and their
arguments hidden in editors’ file drawers, the review system is highly
vulnerable to incompetence, abuse of power, and corruption.
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