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An alternative to traditional peer review

Posted by gazjjohnson on 25 August, 2010

Interesting article from the New York Times looking at an experiemtn from the humanties sector at exploring open peer review through the use of social networkings.

Although I don’t know if every academic would want to deal with 350 comments on an article from a mass of reviewers – for those academics reading this, how does that match up to your experience of comments on a typical paper?  More/less than normal?  Is this a good idea or does it, as the article suggests, risk turning academic publishing into some sort of American Idol/X-Factor like contest where only the popular good looking papers get published?

One Response to “An alternative to traditional peer review”

  1. AJ Cann said

    It’s not unusual – http://www.the-scientist.com/2010/8/1/36/1/

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