[Irtalk] The Responsible Researcher Reinforcement Index | Fear and Loathing in Academia
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 13:21:17 SAST 2015
The sad thing is, refereeing actually carries little reward beyond the warm
glow some take from doing the right thing. And worse, those that dodge it
actually get ahead, because we all have the same amount of time in our day
— 24 hours — and those who don’t referee can spend their time on other
things like writing more papers that need someone else’s peer review.
*Remarkably, in my experience, some of those who referee least publish the
most, and vice versa* (n.b., I said some, this intrinsically means not all,
ok). In this sense there is an inherent unfairness in the system.
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